Re: Need to remove eggshell paint on bathroom ceiling and repaint
Don't try to remove the paint, that will only result in damage and major headaches.
Repaint the entire ceiling with primer, two good even coats, then finish with two top coats of your paint of choice.
In the future, when you have a patch to blend in, you should prime the patch area only, then prime the entire wall or ceiling, then paint the entire wall or ceiling. The problem with patches is that they are fresh and absorb a lot of paint, which causes dull shadows against surrounding areas that are already painted. The primer seals the bare patch and starts building up the layers of paint so that by the time you're finished, the patch will have the same sheen as the rest of the area. And yes, you will have to repaint the entire ceiling/wall if you want the patch to disappear, otherwise dirt on the existing paint or mistinting of the new paint will stick out like a sore thumb. When you stop fresh paint at a corner or trim line, minor differences in coloration won't be noticeable.
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