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Old 09-25-2012, 03:36 PM   #1
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Can I use waterproof paint on a bathroom window that's in a shower. The sill keeps chipping from old paint. Can I just sand
and paint with drylock?

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No, that is meant to be used on very porous cement/masonary.
Windows in showers are trouble.
Best i can tell you is scrape all loose material away, prime raw wood with an oil, then I would slather on a thick coat of Peel Stop, Making sure to have caulked any openings between wood components and anything else ( with PAINTABLE caulk..)
Then top with a hi quality acrylic trim paint 2x. And keep dry while doing all this...

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I would make a strong case for replacing the sill with some pvc and you wouldn't have to worry about peeling paint ever again.
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I would make a strong case for replacing the sill with some pvc and you wouldn't have to worry about peeling paint ever again.
I would have to second that.
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I would vote yes also but hold the phone. If the sill is getting water damaged, what is happening to the framing under or around it? Is the sill angled to pour water back into the shower (I doubt it) or outside (maybe perhaps). If water is doing more than peeling paint and pooling, the window should be removed and replaced with drywall material, sealed glass block, or something.

I have been known to have clients buy an extra shower curtain and have a window treatment sewn for it. Helps divert the water from the window framing but does not alleviate the concern I expressed. Showers should not have windows in them. Skylights maybe.


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