The house I live in was built in 1911, Bathroom was put in in 1948. The ceiling tile is like paper, the walls are also a paper like drywall?? At some point the owners (I rent) tried to panel over some of the walls with wood paneling (shower too).The edges of the panel from the water looks terrible,on the ceiling the mildew is pretty heavy. I don't have a lot of money and I am trying to fix myself. Paint did not work. I painted the ceiling and the walls not paneled and now I have a big mess. Very tiny flakes peeling of everything. I started over and I am trying to strip all the paint, I happy that the mildew is coming off with the paint and no mildew under it. The problem is that old ceiling and wall board. It doesn't sand well either. Looks kind of like brown paper bag. Well it just looks terrible.
What do I do now
I am little 40 year old lady trying hard to fix. I can only do a little bit at a time. I have 1 bathroom so I have to get it cleaned up to use by dinner time. My grandson lives with me, he is 5. I do take him to a sitter while I am stripping the paint. The clean up takes a long time, although the stripper is oderless and a weak gel type. I still make sure its all off before I pick him up. I am not getting very far with the stripper though.
I have looked at Bathroom AquaTile embossed tileboard from lowe's for all the walls and shower area, and ceiling tile that glue up (acpideas ceiling tile) Can anyone tell me if this will work and does it stick really good in a bathroom that has a lot of moisture. Its a very small bathroom 9 x 6 room.