How to fix minor peeling on a tin ceiling?
My husband and I bought an 1900's house a year ago, and one of the rooms has a tin ceiling, painted white. I noticed on the floor the other day a paint flake and looked up to see a small area on the ceiling where the paint had flaked off. It is about 1/2 inch in diameter or less--but the paint looks flaky around the now-bare spot.
Is there a way that we can "touch-up" the peeling area and avoid having to fix the entire ceiling?
I haven't examined the bare spot closely enough yet to see if there's some systemic issue. The rest of the ceiling looks perfect. We live in an area of summer humidity and salt air, so I'd like to know what to do in case the environment is just going to make it worse.
You can assume that we know very little at this point about what questions to ask--I'm just beginning researching on the Web.