I have a tiled ceiling above the shower. No mold. The light fixture in the shower stall, which is enclosed in glass, with a metal frame, suffers some rusting on the metal frame. Occasional repainting of the frame works fine.
I worked in 40 different very large apt. complexes as a leasing agent, seeing every sort of ceiling mildew problem possible. NOTHING works other than what we have in our shower: small tiles! We have a
very good exhaust fan that is in the bathroom ceiling that removes moisture to the outside, and in
the 30 + years we've lived here, there's NEVER been
any mildew...EXCEPT behind the silicone caulking between the wall and the tile walls !! God bless you. : )
We have a free-standing shower stall and my husband used clear silicone to attach a piece of plexiglass to the top, leaving a space on one side so it is not completely covered. Now I just clean the plexiglass when I do the shower. You need to leave a space otherwise it will completely fill with steam.
I've read, (and still needing to do) that if you paint with paint for boats (Marine paint, I guess) that it's made for water and that it should hold up real good. That's on my list of things to do real soon.
Just saw a print advertisement from Home Depot and Behr (a paint for mildew). Sure there are other brands out there if you don't have a Home Depot near you.
My boyfriend's family moved, they had a mold problem in his bathroom in the basement because it had no ventilation. His mom cleaned the walls and ceiling and repainted them with a mold resistant paint and they haven't had a problem since. My bathroom has a popcorn ceiling and we have the same mold problem, but I plan on stripping the ceiling and painting the whole bathroom just has my boyfriend's mom did. They have a very closed in shower area, so a LOT of water collects on the ceiling, but they haven't had a problem at all since they painted it, and that was months ago!
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