How can I remedy this?

Marlene Elliott asked 10 years ago

We live in a manufactured home with vinyl wallpaper covering in the bathrooms. I recently painted one bathroom with a semi-gloss finish with the paint and primer in one. It is Valspar Signature paint. Now when we shower, I can see where the steam runs down on the walls and some parts of the paint looks dull while other parts are shinier. I am just sick about it, and don’t know what I should do. We always run the ceiling fan while showering and 20-30 mins. afterward. Can you help? Thanks. I did paint the room Burgundy.

1 Answers
Crowder Painting answered.

Two things come to mind. The use of a paint/primer combo. I have found this type of paint isn't as good as a dedicated paint. It is a good idea to prime your wall covering and a good dedicated primer will work better. Plus a dedicated semi-gloss paint will do much better and be more resistant to moisture.

Another thing is the color. Such a dark striking color demands the need for extra binders to hold all of the pigment. What you might be seeing is the loss of binders, exposing the pigment.

I would repaint with a good regular paint. Priming now isn't needed. There are many brands that are better; Sherwin Williams and Benjamin Moore come to mind.