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    Best way to remove a water stain on ceiling?

    Painters & Decorators

    Hi all. Shower had a leak (now been fixed) which came through onto our living room ceiling and its left water stains in one corner. Problem is the ceiling is textured and the room is open plan to a kitchen/diner area so we don’t want to repaint the whole lot. What is the best way to get rid of the stain?

    Asked by Greg on 3rd Apr 2020
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    DGS Solutions Ltd

    "You can use a stain blocker in paint or spray versions or replace the board re skim and paint."

    Answered on 4th Apr 2020 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
    D Keating

    "Hi, use a oil base stainblock to cover the stain and then repaint ceiling"

    Answered on 4th Apr 2020 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
    SL Decor

    "Make sure stain has dried then apply zinsser primer or zinnser stain block. Use oil based under coat if you haven’t got any zinsser and apply twice. Touch up with emulsion when dry.
    Might not blend in perfectly."

    Answered on 4th Apr 2020 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
    DC.Painting and Property Maintenance

    "Zinnser B.I.N
    Then paint with contract paint and hope for the best.
    Hope this helps
    Dan
    DC.Painting and property Maintenance"

    Answered on 3rd Apr 2020 - Member since Oct 2019 - report
    DR Maintence

    "Hi Greg the best way to remove water stains is to buy a can of spray stain blocker which you can usually paint over in ten minutes alternatively you can coat the stained area in a oil based paint i.e undercoat but you will need to leave approximately 16 hours before painting over

    Hope this helped with your question."

    Answered on 3rd Apr 2020 - Member since Apr 2017 - report
    M McGowan Co

    "You can buy a stain block at most DIY place in areosal and drys withing 20 minutes then can be painted over but make sure room is vented it can be brought where you can paint on but that is more expensive but depends on how big the stain is. This dries white."

    Answered on 3rd Apr 2020 - Member since Feb 2018 - report
    FD-Decor

    "Buy and use a stain block spray from any decent DIY store or your local Screwfix.
    The spray is easy to use, dries in 10 minutes and depending on which brand you use, will dry flat white like emulsion. It may be that you need to touch in the ceiling with the white you used previously so that it colour matches.
    Zinsser is one of the best branded, market leading stain blocks available.
    There will be a strong after smell from any of the stain blocks so ensure that the area is well ventilated and this will subside quickly

    Hope this helps.
    Scott
    FD-Decor"

    Answered on 3rd Apr 2020 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
    Work4u

    "The best idea is to cut that side of ceiling where is the leak and to change with a new piece of plaster board, depend how big the area is"

    Answered on 3rd Apr 2020 - Member since Jun 2019 - report
    Cammy's Decor

    "Unfortunately you will have to repaint the ceiling after sealing the stain with BIN. Give 2-3 coats and then you can repaint ceiling."

    Answered on 3rd Apr 2020 - Member since Dec 2017 - report
    Constantin Enache

    "Good evening, first use zinsser paint. Let it work for 1 h and apply colour over"

    Answered on 3rd Apr 2020 - Member since Oct 2019 - report
    C & M property maintenance and gardening sevices

    "You will need to put stain cover on it. This may still stand out a little but not as much as the stain."

    Answered on 4th Apr 2020 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
    SF Property Maintenance

    "You need to use a blocker first. This comes as a paint and aerosol form. Once dry you can emulsion over."

    Answered on 4th Apr 2020 - Member since Aug 2018 - report
    Rocc Property investment

    "Use b.i.n by Zinsser, it’s a stain blocker that dries to a Matt white"

    Answered on 4th Apr 2020 - Member since Sep 2015 - report
    Douglass and sons

    "Firstly as long as it has dried out use oil based gloss paint. Paint over the patch let it dry for 2 days then just paint over with a few coats of emulsion"

    Answered on 9th Apr 2020 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
    Home Decor Quality Decorating

    "Providing the surface is sound you can use 2 coats of zinsser BIN primer this will seal the water stain."

    Answered on 9th Apr 2020 - Member since Mar 2020 - report

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