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    • issy0503
    • By issy0503 5th Sep 16, 4:42 PM
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    Persistant stain from water damage
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    Persistant stain from water damage 5th Sep 16 at 4:42 PM
    Hello, would love some advice please, we had a water damaged ceiling skimmed, waited for it to dry and applied 2 miss coats, water marks came through so bought Cover Stain spray, applied this and emulsioned over, stain came through again so re applied and emulsioned again, stain still coming through, any ideas please?
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    • Doozergirl
    • By Doozergirl 5th Sep 16, 4:56 PM
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    Zinsser...

    http://www.screwfix.com/p/zinsser-cover-stain-primer-white-1ltr/17114
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    • phill99
    • By phill99 5th Sep 16, 7:53 PM
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    You need to check that the leak has been properly dealt with. If you have done what you say you have, it's highly unlikely that the stain would still come through. It suggests to me that you still have a leak.
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    • TheCyclingProgrammer
    • By TheCyclingProgrammer 5th Sep 16, 8:31 PM
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    Assuming leak has been fixed, Zinsser. Id probably go with the water based version (Bullseye 123) or Cover Stain.
    • The_Biff
    • By The_Biff 5th Sep 16, 9:03 PM
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    I don't know if you can buy it in the UK but I used aluminium paint in Canada and it always worked.
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    • issy0503
    • By issy0503 6th Sep 16, 4:00 PM
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    • 6th Sep 16, 4:00 PM
    Thanks all, leak has been fixed for a few years. its a yellow stain .
    Doozergirl, do you think that is better than a spray version ?
    • Hoploz
    • By Hoploz 6th Sep 16, 4:12 PM
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    • 6th Sep 16, 4:12 PM
    We suffered a water stain on a recently painted ceiling in a large open plan room. We didn't put any covering-up stuff on, just kept adding another coat of emulsion every few days - it covered fine after several coats. No way we wanted to be re-doing the whole ceiling!

    However if you've had it skimmed I'm surprised it has come through the plaster layer, are you absolutely sure you haven't got another leak from the same place?
    • TheCyclingProgrammer
    • By TheCyclingProgrammer 6th Sep 16, 4:15 PM
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    However if you've had it skimmed I'm surprised it has come through the plaster layer, are you absolutely sure you haven't got another leak from the same place?
    Originally posted by Hoploz
    I'm not - plaster is porous.

    When we had our bedroom re-skimmed, we had some electrical work done first (new sockets). I carefully marked out where I wanted the bedside sockets with a red sharpie, there was still some trace of the ink on the wall after the boxes were fitted. Wall was then skimmed, I mist-coated it and a day later a faint red rectangle appeared on the wall.

    I tried a second coat of contract matt, and then some Zinsser Perma-White I had lying around, neither worked. In the end I slapped some Zinsser BIN on it, which covered it for good although it grinned through the final coat slightly (which is why I'd try the water-based version instead).

    Pro-tip: mark out walls using pencil!
    • issy0503
    • By issy0503 6th Sep 16, 7:45 PM
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    Thanks, I thought oil based wold be better ?
    • issy0503
    • By issy0503 6th Sep 16, 7:45 PM
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    im sure there is no leak
    • gingernut352000
    • By gingernut352000 6th Sep 16, 9:02 PM
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    If you use a spray make sure you mask every thing very well I didn't and was cleaning for days

    Never again will always use a brush on
    • issy0503
    • By issy0503 22nd Sep 16, 5:01 PM
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    Update. used white gloss paint in the end after trying sprays, it worked a treat ! Thanks for all the advice.
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