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Stain on the ceiling.

A leaking water heater left a stain on the ceiling. Should I paint over it or do I need to fix it? 
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Posted 2018-05-24T04:47:21+0000  by Azalia Azalia

Hello Azalia and welcome to the Community.


You will have to determine if the water has caused more damage than just a stain.  Run your hand over the area.  Is it smooth or ruff and irregular.  Does it have any loose material?  Push up on it.  Does it move or give?

If it is solid and smooth, you should clean it with an all-purpose cleaner like Simple Green, prime and paint it.

If it has loose material and is no longer solid, you should repair it first.  The extent of the damage and the type of material, (plaster or wall board) will determine the materials needed to repair it.  Here is a GUIDE for patching materials.  Remove loose material and apply patching compound.

Click HERE to see a video on fixing drywall.


If you have additions questions, please let us know.



Posted 2018-05-24T13:46:58+0000  by Char_HD_CHI
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