Mystery Stains on Bathroom Wall

lcastiAugust 28, 2010

We live in a fairly newly built house. Built 6 years ago. We have noticed some stains along the bathroom ceiling near the molding. The attic is directly above the bathroom but we could not find any water leaks and the attic is bone dry. We can't figure out where the stains came from. The good news is that the stains are not growing in size. Any opinions on what this might be?

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That looks like the areas where painters 'cut in' with a brush before/after applying paint with a roller. They may have applied the paint with the brush more meavily, making the painted area darker.

That happens with finishes with more gloss than matte or flat.

    Bookmark   August 29, 2010 at 12:08AM
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It could be condensation from excessive moisture in the bathroom.
The moisture might be able to pass through the wall but not the trim because of the different kinds of paint used.

You might need a larger exhaust fan.

    Bookmark   August 30, 2010 at 8:03AM
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Looks like a poor paint job just as handymac suggested.

    Bookmark   September 4, 2010 at 9:17AM
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Looks like poor painting, like failing to mix all the cans together before cutting in.

    Bookmark   September 4, 2010 at 12:04PM
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Thanks for the feedback everyone! We looked more closely and it does look like it is a paint issue.

    Bookmark   September 5, 2010 at 11:44AM
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