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Steam Shower => Steam Shower Design & Construction => Topic started by: SuavePrince on November 09, 2011, 09:41:53 AM



Title: Steam Shower ceiling painted?
Post by: SuavePrince on November 09, 2011, 09:41:53 AM
Can a steam shower ceiling be painted or does it have to be tiled?


Title: Re: Steam Shower ceiling painted?
Post by: Jennifer on November 11, 2011, 05:37:34 PM
Any material that is impervious to water and can hold up to the high heat and humidity.  You might be steaming at 110 degrees but remember the ceiling will be much hotter and the ceiling will accumulate moisture.  Heat rises.


Title: Re: Steam Shower ceiling painted?
Post by: KnotScot on December 08, 2011, 09:27:09 AM
I have a client for whom I am converting a regular shower to steam.  They refuse to tile the ceiling....what kind of seal could I use on the ceiling?  Is this recommended?


Title: Re: Steam Shower ceiling painted?
Post by: Jennifer on December 08, 2011, 04:49:58 PM
Tile, an acrylic panel, a cultured marble panel, etc. is preferred.
We would recommend speaking to a paint specialist to ensure they use a paint that is impervious to water, vapor, and high heat.  You wouldn't want fumes to develop from the heat nor have to repaint every 6 months or so.
I've been in commercial health club steam rooms that have painted concrete ceilings and inevitably the paint is peeling.