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    • Hoof Hearted
    • By Hoof Hearted 14th May 18, 7:31 AM
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    Water stain on ceiling.
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    • 14th May 18, 7:31 AM
    Water stain on ceiling. 14th May 18 at 7:31 AM
    The leak is now fixed but I want to paint the ceiling. From previous experience, a water stain tends to show through ceiling paint. Do the professionals use something to seal the ceiling first?
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    • Goath
    • By Goath 14th May 18, 12:22 PM
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    Stain blocker primer - very expensive per ltr but worth every penny

    Also you will need to clean paint brushes/rollers in White Spirit - with this, otherwise use cheap throw away ones.

    Also use with all windows open - as this will knock you out 8&ds_rl=1245250&gclid=Cj0KCQjw5-TXBRCHARIsANLixNxf3cjjEXTjYzCu1Sl75aqIqV9Rj7rMw22P A-BzfSEBPgee_0WGC7MaAqeoEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds&dclid= COKBid2KhdsCFYUj0wodQdQOWQ
    • NaughtiusMaximus
    • By NaughtiusMaximus 14th May 18, 12:45 PM
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    A cheap solution which worked well for me in our old property when the upstairs maisonette had a leak into one of our bedrooms was to paint the stained area with white gloss then re-paint the whole ceiling with a couple of coats of emulsion.
    • LandyAndy
    • By LandyAndy 14th May 18, 12:52 PM
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    • 14th May 18, 12:52 PM
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    • 14th May 18, 12:52 PM
    Paint the stained areas with a stain blocker such as Stain Stop or paint it with white undercoat.

    Either way then emulsion as usual.

    I have done both and I think the specialised stain blocker gives a preferable result.
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