Concentration of water-soluble
ingredients on the surface of a latex paint, typically on
a ceiling surface in rooms that have high humidity (e.g.,
shower, bathroom, kitchen); may be evident as tan or brown
spots or areas, and can sometimes be glossy, soapy or
All latex paint formulas will exhibit this tendency to
some extent if applied in areas that become humid
(bathrooms, for example), especially in ceiling areas.
Wash the affected area with soap and water, and rinse.
Problem may occur once or twice again before leachable
material is completely removed. When paint is applied in a
bathroom, it is helpful to have it dry thoroughly before
using the shower. Remove all staining before repainting.