You may have read about when we decided to start remodeling our bathroom by ripping out all the wallpaper. If not, you can read about our start to the DIY bathroom painting project here. We want to thank Dutch Boy for supplying the Refresh Paint which is going to redo our bathroom and our kitchen cabinets.
Bathroom DIY Problems
We encountered some serious unexpected problems after starting this bathroom DIY, which you can see in the video below.
As it turns out, the wallpaper is at least 30 years old, and beneath it was a teeming population of mold an mildew which has infiltrated the drywall. That is not what we expected to find for what was supposed to be a quick and easy “remove-wallpaper-then-paint-bathroom” project!
The condition of the walls is so bad, due to a leak inside the walls coming from the ceiling, that the ceiling has actually turned rubbery and caves in with a simple touch. We don’t know where the leak is coming from, as our roof was re-sealed last summer.
We’re left with mold to contend with, as well as possibly replacing sections of the drywall and maybe having to get the ceiling repaired. This project will be on a short hold while we get expert opinions about the extent of the damage. I’ve already alleviated much of the mold by cleaning the walls with straight bleach.
We’ll be moving on to the kitchen cabinet makeover DIY project in the meantime, also brought to you by Dutch Boy Paint. Stay tuned to watch brown 1970s style paneling-look cabinetry go from disco flop to country kitchen beauty!