Repair water stain on ceiling

by john hughes

I had a leak in my roof and I have fixed it but it left light brown stains on the ceiling. Now after repainting with white emulsion (latex) the stains keep bleeding through the paint.

Do you have any solutions to my problem?

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Mar 11, 2017
Repairing a stained ceiling
by: Shawn & Donna

Hi John,

You need to apply a stain blocking primer prior to painting. Stain blockers that work the best tend to have a solvent base rather than a water base.

Fleetwood, Thompsons, and Zinsser are brands that make stain blocking primers.

Be sure to pick a blocker that is recommended for your specific type of stain (eg. water, smoke, food, etc.)

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