Painting Bathroom Ceiling

Discussion in 'Painters' Talk' started by russ8585, Nov 25, 2018.

  1. russ8585

    russ8585 New Member

    Painting Bathroom Ceiling

    I've just had a new ceiling installed in my bathroom and skimmed with plaster to finish. What sort of paints do I need to paint it?

    Im guessing I start with an undercoat but Im not sure what sort.
    Then go over that with a bathroom paint. Again Im not sure what sort.

    If someone could outline what sort of paints I need that would be great :)
  2. chippie244

    chippie244 Well-Known Member

    There is a search function and this comes up all the time but basically, mist coat, undercoat, eggshell.
  3. russ8585

    russ8585 New Member

    Can I use standard emulsion as an undercoat?

    I have some spare emulsion so was thinking I could thin that for the mist coat, then use some non-thinned emulsion as an undercoat.
  4. chippie244

    chippie244 Well-Known Member

    Did you use the search function?

  5. If the emulsion you have is 'non vinyl' then that should be fine as an undercoat if diluted with water, 20% at least.
    Most bathroom paints are a silk finish, if you prefer a matt finish (which will look nicer), something like Crown Steracryl would be a good call, suitable for bathrooms and with an added fungicide.
  6. Astramax

    Astramax Well-Known Member

    Keep things simple, apply a non vinyl for the mist coat then go to B&Q and buy a tub of Dulux Bathroom paint.
  7. DIYDave.

    DIYDave. Well-Known Member

    Undercoat ??????

    What ........

    It’s a plaster ceiling, not woodwork

    Mist coat, 2 coats emulsion /eggshell/whatever


    No need to Undercoat
  8. chippie244

    chippie244 Well-Known Member

    Is was gone 12pm :oops::oops:

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