Extreme Condensation Problems On Bathroom Ceilings
Whenever there is warm water, there's going to be
moisture and if there's not enough ventilation in the bathroom, you are
going to have moisture forming on the walls and ceilings. This can
become a bigger problem than you think, if it's not taken care of or
Let's start with the first major problem, dealing with bathroom condensation or moisture on the ceiling. It's never a good idea to paint a bathroom with flat paint, this paint will absorb moisture, work its way through the paint, into the texture and then end to the drywall, eventually creating problems with mold and mildew.
A semi gloss paint will create a water resistant coating over the ceiling and is a better choice in the long run. Semi gloss paint can be wiped down and claimed if necessary. Condensation that forms on the bathroom ceiling will leave spots and these can be cleaned with a little soap and water. Flat paint is hard to wipe down, using a wet towel, because you could be wiping the paint and texture off with enough pressure. I've seen it done many times.
The problem gets worse, as more people use the shower. If the bathroom shower is used more than three times a day, you could start to see problems on the walls and ceilings. Don't forget that moisture will settle on the flooring and could create a safety problem if someone was to slip on the wet floor.
Now it's time for the solution to extreme condensation problems on bathroom ceilings. If you have a window, crack it open and let a little fresh air into the bathroom. You can crack the bathroom door open a little and if no one's home, leave the door open and this will allow plenty of fresh air to circulate into the bathroom. What about a ventilation fan and these are normally located in the ceiling and can be used to remove moisture and condensation from the bathroom, while taking a warm shower.
If you find moisture accumulating on the ceilings, walls and floors, it would be a good idea to wipe these areas down with a dry towel. This will prevent moisture from building up in the bathroom and problems in the future, like mold, mildew, dry rot and even termites.