How To Get Rid Of Ceiling Stains
Houses are prone to many problems. From bugs to torn wallpapers to, one of the most common household problems stains. Stains affect almost every part of the household. Stains can appear on your clothes, rags and carpets, fabrics, furniture, floor and even the ceiling! Ceiling stains are particularly hard to get rid of, basically, because they are on the ceiling. Suppose you fixed a leak that causes water to go through the roof and the ceiling, what happens to the water that got through? How will you deal with it? If you only focused on fixing roofing leaks, your problem may not be fully solved yet as ceiling stains can appear because the ceiling material may have absorbed the excess water from the leak.
Ceiling stains are commonly cause by a leaky roof. The water from one hole will accumulate and disperse all over your outer ceiling, making it have a strange look and strange odor. Not to mention it is very noticeable inside your home. In short, not only is it smelly, but it makes your house look ugly. You probably one those ceiling stains gone, and gone fast! If you do not want to wake up and start your day with a frown because of the ceiling stains and its unwanted smell, then you should fix those ceiling stains. Ceiling stains can be removed with just a few tips and tricks. If you want to know how to get rid of ceiling stains, here are some things you can do.
Purchase stain blocker products
Before you begin working on your ceiling, purchase a can of pigmented stain blocker from your local hardware store. This is the best way to conceal and fix those ceiling stains. Not to that this product will remove unwanted, moldy odor from the stains.
Cover your bases
Removing ceiling stain means getting messy so protecting the area around it is one of the first things you should do. Also, make sure that the leak that caused the stain is already fixed and sealed so that you will not have to deal with ceiling stains again. Lay a drop cloth or plastic cover right below the stained ceiling. This will help protect your floor from the substance you are about to use, not to mention prevent your carpet or furniture from acquiring stains of its own. Once you are done, grab a stepladder and start wiping the ceiling surface with a wet clean damp rag.
Apply the stain blocker
After you have cleaned the area with a clean damp rag, let the surface dry for a few minutes then apply the stain blocker you brought. To apply it, use a paint roller for the stains. The purpose of the paint roller is because it covers a lot in one roll. Since the ceiling is a huge area, it’s practical to use one. For the corners that require more precision that the roller can’t deliver, use a paintbrush. This will remove would-be excess that could’ve appeared unnoticeable.
Depending on the stain blocker, you must wait from 1-24 hours. Let the ceiling dry before doing anything else to it. This is to make sure that the solution leaves the ceiling dry and ready for use without complications.
Coat up with paint
To cover what’s left of the ceiling stain, apply a coat of ceiling paint and let it dry.