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What are some of the most common bathroom problems?  Mold, hairspray, and toothpaste on the walls, and peeling paint.  Watch the video below by clicking on the middle arrow image to play the full video:


Common Bathroom Problems

So let’s break it down.  Below are the 4 common problems, and my suggestions of either how to fix the problems or how to alleviate them in the future:

  • Mold – Really, you need to know why you have mold.  I can’t say for certain your reason, but the most common is excess water and moisture.  Water at the bottom corner near the wall and floor tile.  Mold also forms at bathroom ceilings due to poor ventilation.
  • Hairspray & ToothpasteHairspray has wax.  I find that using denatured alcohol works really good.  Toothpaste can be cleaned up by warm water or sanding it off. 
  • Peeling Ceilings – Peeling ceilings generally happens because of poor ventilation.  Get that vent fan replaced and see if that fixes the problem for you.


To sum up, take the time to keep your bathroom walls, trim and doors clean of toothpaste and hairspray.  When it comes time to repaint in the future, you won’t have a huge problem on your hand.  Make it part of your weekly cleaning habits.  Trust me!  And if you notice your windows starting to show signs of condensation, figure out where you are getting extra water pooling up.  Dry up areas on the floor tile when showering, and make sure you have proper and adequate ventilation.  This will avoid peeling paint issues on the ceiling. Make sure that you look into the average cost for the bathroom remodeling.

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