Painting the bathroom ceiling - you have to pay attention to that

Bathrooms are damp rooms. Accordingly, special colors are necessary for painting the bathroom ceilings. In some cases, the substrate also has to be specially prepared. The following instructions provide comprehensive information about what to watch out for and how best to proceed.

Must be observed

  • Use correct color
  • Prepare the substrate properly
  • Correct procedure for plasterboard in the bathroom
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Use correct color

Even if the bathroom is well ventilated, moisture can temporarily collect on the ceiling. This can lead to mold growth. Depending on the surface, the risk is sometimes very high.

Special damp room paints can prevent the formation of mold. Latex paint is another option.

From a structural point of view, however, it must be taken into account that latex paints create a completely diffusion-proof surface. This can be a problem in some cases.

Prepare the substrate properly

The pores of the substrate should close as much as possible. It is therefore necessary to coat it several times with a suitable deep primer (€ 4.99 at Amazon *).

Correct procedure for plasterboard in the bathroom

The joints between the plasterboard and the wall connection joints should be sealed with silicone or with a spatula suitable for damp rooms.

The plasterboard ceiling must be free of dust and dirt if Tiefengrund is painted at least twice. For many colors it is also necessary to apply a primer before painting.

Painting the bathroom ceiling - that's how it works

  • Damp room paint
  • Deep bottom
  • possibly. Undercoat color
  • Masking tape and masking material (e.g.B. Plastic tarpaulin)
  • Paint roller with extension
  • Paint bucket

1. Prepare the subsurface

The blanket must be clean, dry and firm. Fill in any unevenness, if necessary, prepare plasterboard accordingly (see above).

2. Masking

Mask the ceiling edges with painter's tape or masking tape. Lay out plastic sheets to protect the floor and fix with masking tape. Cover the shower, sink and other facilities with plastic and fix them in place.

3. Paint deep primer

Apply the deep primer several times according to the manufacturer's instructions and let it dry.

4th. Paint damp room paint

Use undercoat where necessary. Then paint on the damp room paint. Always work lengthways away from the light source to avoid streaking. Then paint across it straight away. This creates a uniform look.

Tips & Tricks Paint rollers with an integrated pump system are particularly suitable for use with ceilings. There is no dipping or stripping and the paint application is much more even.