The paint in our bathroom is starting to peal and there are strange "brown spots" guessing from a shampoo or something (definitely not mold). What can I use to clean that up before repainting everything?


Use TSP. You can get it at HD/Lowes. Follow the precautions!


I'm assuming that you're painting over drywall, and not tile or plastic or some other substrate? Use a good stain hiding primer such as KILZ, and then paint over it with a premium paint such as Benjamin Moore Aquavelvet.

KILZ will cover the stain and prevent it from showing through again.

Using a premium paint will leave a thicker, more water- and chemical- resistant finish that won't wipe off the first time you clean the bathroom.

  • What should I wash the walls with?
    – Mike Wills
    Aug 9 '11 at 13:23

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.