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Old 03-05-2011, 11:34 AM   #1
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Removal of acrylic paint from enamel


It looks like the previous owner of my house, painted over an enamel paint, with acrylic, on my bathroom ceiling. It is now cracking, and peeling. What's the best, and easiest ,way to remove the acrylic paint ?

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It sounds like damage from steam. Does it have a shattered look and small flakes peeling away?

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Yes, it does. First it cracks, then it peels. I believe it is caused by steam.
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Scrape off the loose paint and sand, use 80 or 100 grit paper, dust off the surfaces. Prime the areas, spackle, sand, then prime again. Use a finish that is at least a satin or go with Zinsser Perma-White or Ben Moore Bath and Spa, both dedicated bath paints designed for steamy environments. Good Luck!
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Follow JS's instructions here!

All existing junk has to be removed.
* Ideally, sand the whole ceiling when the alligatored chips are gone.
* Remove all dust.
* Then....JS's instructions!
* Any paint with a sheen is OK too though. Eggshell is OK, but a Satin would be better here, ESPECIALLY if no fan at all.

Also very important...Is there an effective bath-fan in there??

BTW...the word "Enamel" doesn't mean anything...it's just a marketing buzzword. In the 50's & 60's, it implied OIL-based paints. Then, when Latexes became more prevalent, the word "Enamel" was trotted-out to highlight this "New" paint!
>>> All Latex paints are varying quality levels of Acrylic Resins.

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