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Amateur here, just trying to do his best.

How to paint a small bathroom with very poor ventilation?

I imagine I'd want a paint that seals the paint behind it (which has been prone to a little mold), and one that is also mold/mildew-proof, right?

What type of paint/procedure is best for a tiny full bathroom that has very poor ventilation?

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  • Have you thought about improving the ventilation (i.e. adding a fan) before you paint? If your mold issues are due to excessive moisture, a fan will lilkely help more than choosing the right paint will. – Nate S. Jul 31 '20 at 20:31
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    @NateS. OP is asking about that in another question. diy.stackexchange.com/questions/200013/… – Alaska Man Jul 31 '20 at 20:33
  • Which question? What paint? How to piant? Are you good at cutting in? And fix the existing ventilation first as per your other question. – Solar Mike Aug 1 '20 at 6:33
  • Can you clarify your question: Are you asking about ventilating the room while the paint's wet to help get rid of the smell, or are you talking about adding permanent ventilation to the room? Please edit your post to let us know which it is or you'll get confused answers and questioning comments. – FreeMan Aug 1 '20 at 17:03
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Just get a simple portable fan to blow fresh air into the bathroom. Open other windows to provide additional fresh air...maybe via another portable fan.

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  • Due to the mold, improving the ventilation permanently is the way to go. – Solar Mike Aug 1 '20 at 6:30
  • Sure Solar Mike, but even a better exhaust fan isn't much a match for freshly painted walls. I was just separating the 2 requirements. – George Anderson Aug 1 '20 at 13:21

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