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    Calling any DIY experts/decoraters/plasters.....

    I've decided to decorate my bathroom This coming week. Today I went out and got the paint and I came home started to prep the walls and some of the paint has bubbled up and flaked away bringing off the plaster with it. I just had ordinary emulsion on the walls and I'd been noticing dampness creaping across my walls after a shower. Question is...is there anything special I need to do now ive noticed this bubbing and flaking? do I need a plasterer? Can I do anything myself? hellllllpppp....

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    I know you're supposed to use Bathroom paint,there's one specifically for it as ordinary emulsion can cause the problems you've mentioned.

    How bad is it,is a lot of plaster coming off ?

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    deb8z;4577777

    How bad is it,is a lot of plaster coming off ?



    thats why i've bought special paint now... I think i'm too late!

    There isnt alot come away. thats why im not sure if i could do a repair job or not.

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    The cheapest way and done by most decorators (my dad is one) is smooth it over and paint with PVA watered down then paint over it. you'll never bubble again

    If it is the bathroom it is probably condensation rather than damp. Ask in your local DIY store for a sealer paint. This will bond the flaky plaster (almost wrote pastry:)) ready for painting with the usual paint. Clean of what looks like damp with a mildew cleaner - Home Bargain stuff will be ok.

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    Zootaga;4577829

    The cheapest way and done by most decorators (my dad is one) is smooth it … The cheapest way and done by most decorators (my dad is one) is smooth it over and paint with PVA watered down then paint over it. you'll never bubble again



    hmm....but will I be ok removing the small bits of damaged plasterwork and repairing them with polyfilla or something? its not a great deal but the creping dampness concerns me slightly. I don't know if that will be ok once the batroom paint goes on.

    I get loads of condensation in my bathroom ,I should have an extractor fan as i don't like having the window open !

    Is it your own place,would it be worth getting it tiled.....

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    deb8z;4577963

    Is it your own place,would it be worth getting it tiled.....



    Yes it is my own place, and it is tilled to full hight around the bath and half height the rest... i'll post a pic but you cant see the problem really.

    Has bella been devoured by the condensation,where is she with the pic..hehe

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    deb8z;4578333

    Has bella been devoured by the condensation,where is she with the … Has bella been devoured by the condensation,where is she with the pic..hehe



    lol 2 seconds i'll post it... had to go take one

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    http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee88/bellabonkers/100_0388.jpg

    http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee88/bellabonkers/100_0387.jpg

    http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee88/bellabonkers/100_0386.jpg

    thats the worst of it...am I stressing over nothing?

    The plaster doesn't look much on the photo,you should be able to fill it.

    Try and keep the window open frequently, especially after a shower/bath

    Not that i listen to my own advice..lol

    That is not damp. It is only condensation that has got behind cracked / peeled paint work. Just scrap as much away as possible and fill with polyfilla (or similar), I would use Decorators Caulk because it is easier to use and dries quickly.

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    deb8z;4578484

    Try and keep the window open frequently, especially after a … Try and keep the window open frequently, especially after a shower/bathNot that i listen to my own advice..lol



    lol I have a fan... think its just visible in the picture...not that it does much but make a noise!!!

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    Predikuesi;4578502

    That is not damp. It is only condensation that has got behind cracked / … That is not damp. It is only condensation that has got behind cracked / peeled paint work. Just scrap as much away as possible and fill with polyfilla (or similar), I would use Decorators Caulk because it is easier to use and dries quickly.



    OK thanks...i'll go look for some tomorrow

    so I don't need to worry too much?

    Yeah i can see the fan but its obviously not enough if you still have condensation though.

    I couldn't get on with the caulk,its a weird consistency,maybe more practice is needed lol

    bellabonkers;4578538

    OK thanks...i'll go look for some tomorrow :)so I don't need to worry too … OK thanks...i'll go look for some tomorrow :)so I don't need to worry too much?



    I don't think so. If that is all I had to deal with in my house, I'd be well pleased. I have a constant battle with condensation build up in winter. Funnily enough the bathroom is not affected, probably due to the airbrick.

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    deb8z;4578548

    Yeah i can see the fan but its obviously not enough if you still have … Yeah i can see the fan but its obviously not enough if you still have condensation though.



    I think the fact it used to be a bedroom and was never intended for use as a bathroom can have helped!

    deb8z;4578553

    I couldn't get on with the caulk,its a weird consistency,maybe more … I couldn't get on with the caulk,its a weird consistency,maybe more practice is needed lol




    I know what you mean. I use an old credit card for small jobs like bellabonkers.

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    Thanks for the input guys, I really appreciate it.

    Predikuesi;4578579

    I know what you mean. I use an old credit card for small jobs like … I know what you mean. I use an old credit card for small jobs like bellabonkers.




    I was filling in cracks,a credit card is a good idea,will try that next time,thanks.

    bellabonkers;4578593

    Thanks for the input guys, I really appreciate it.



    You're welcome,not that i was much help..lol

    My house is an ongoing DIY nitemare:w00t:

    i am a decorator and what i would do is paint over the patch with an oil based paint such as white undercoat then once dry fill using normal filler, then a light rub down and paint as normal
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