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Interior Paint Leaking Orange/Brown Liquid...

by aurah last modified Jan 04, 2012 02:09 AM
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by aurah last modified Sep 05, 2010

I'm living in an apartment in San Francisco that was likely built in the early 1900s. The bathroom clearly has many layers of paint as the faint outline of old subway style tile can be seen on the lower half of the wall but the layers of paint mostly hide the tile altogether. As soon as we moved in we began to notice dark orange/brown drips forming on the walls. We would wipe them off and they would appear again, in no one particular location, but anywhere from a corner to the middle of a expanse of wall.  After wiping it down one day I noticed that it's been collecting for awhile somewhere I never noticed, above the door.  This is the only room in which we find this so I'm assuming it's something the steam in the room pulls out of the paint...  Does anyone know why this happens, what this is, or is it toxic in any way?  Thank you!   






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