Water stains on your ceiling can radically reduce the resell value of your property, not to mention horrible to look at. It doesn’t matter if you’re doing some home renovations or planning to relocate, the way to remove a water stain on the ceiling can be easy and affordable.
Source of the water. You may see a noticeable leak coming from the floor above or a pipe, but it can be hard to pinpoint. If you don’t find the source of the water before removing the water stain, the issue will keep returning.
Be sure to wear a dust mask, gloves, and safety glasses when you are searching for the water source and to remove the water stain. You should also be aware that due to the longevity of the water leak, you could have mold. If there is mold present, it’s best to use professional painting services to get rid of it safely.
Get rid of damaged drywall. Contingent on the extent of the damage, you might need to take out some or complete sections of your drywall.
If you need to take out a small part of the ceiling, a keyhole saw is typically used to eliminate the affected area.
If the damage is terrible, you might need to use a crowbar or a hammer’s claw end to detach all the marred material.
You should make sure that all the stained drywall is taken out and that any remaining material isn’t sagging and completely dry.
Wash the area. Wash with a household cleaner to make sure that mold and mildew don’t grow.
Fix the hole in the drywall. After all the affected material is gone, replaced it with new drywall. Cut a piece of drywall that is the same size as the spot you took out of the ceiling.
If the spot you are replacing is little, just put the new piece of drywall into the hole and use a joint drywall compound to put in the hole and work like glue, so it remains in place. To flat the mixture and make it even use a putty knife. After the spot completely dries, use sandpaper to even it out even more.
If you find that the repair project is going to be more difficult that you have planned, call Rochester Painting today and we'll help you out!
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