Got something weird happening with the paint in the en-suite.
We moved in to our house about 7 years ago and as part of redecorating I painted all the woodwork - skirting boards, banisters, doors, frames, the lot. Some of it was new and some was existing woodwork. I used Dulux Eggshell from my Local Paint Shop - it's an oil-based paint and we used the "light base" option but without mixing in any additives to get the ivory /creamy colour Mrs NBT wanted.
The paint in the en-suite seems to be wearing away. It's also happening to a lesser extent in the main bathroom which we don't use as frequently, and it doesn't appear to be happening anywhere else.
Here's some pics to show what I mean
The bedroom door and frame:
The issue isn't confined to the top, it's visible over the whole door, I just took pics of the same area for contrast.
Given that it's happening in the en-suite and to a lesser extent in the bathroom, it occurs to me that it's related to moisture. The extractor fan arrangement in the en-suite was horrendous and we've recently had it changed to be more efficient - as a result of this work I've repainted the walls which led me to realised just how bad the woodwork paint had become. However as the original eggshell paint was oil based, I'm not sure that should have been affected by moisture?
In the en-suite and in the bathroom, I used pre-primered panel doors from B&Q, and brand new wood on the framing. I primered it ALL again (even the pre-primered doors) before applying two coats of eggshell.
My Local Paint Shop guy has advised I rub down the woodwork with sugarsoap and repaint using a newly mixed oil-hased paint (the paint we used originally is no longer available ). He's not seen these pics and seemed flummoxed when I described (badly) what had happened
Any idea what might have caused the above? Anything I need to do other than what he's suggested?