Need to get my bathroom painted before Thanksgiving. Help please!

pammysue52October 29, 2010

My son-in-law primed my bathroom with bin 123 two months ago, but it hasn't been painted yet. Do I need to re-prime it before painting? I would rather do that than sanding. The primer smell is pretty strong. Could I use a different primer over that, or if I use 123 again, will the paint cover up that smell?

My bathroom does have an exhaust fan, but I do notice some moisture on the walls after a shower. I do not like alot of sheen on the walls. Also, I would like to paint the ceiling and the walls the same light color and use the same paint for both. What brand and sheen would you recommend?

I have painted alot in the past, but not a bathroom. I really don't have any idea how to proceed with this.

Thank you for any input to my problem!

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lazy_gardens

No need to prime again.

Just clean any visible dirt off and paint.

If you don't have an exhaust fan, make sure the walls are DRY before you paint, and let it dry for several days before you use it.

I personally like Behr's "flat enamel". It's extremely tough, washable with almost no sheen at all.

    Bookmark   October 29, 2010 at 2:34PM
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pammysue52

Lazygardens, thank you! I was really concerned the paint wouldn't adhere after the primer sat that long. I thought I read somewhere that it could only sit two weeks max.
I do have some sanding dust I need to clean off, then I am set to go!

    Bookmark   October 31, 2010 at 10:33AM
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