water stains on ceiling

Old 02-22-00, 01:18 PM
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I have water stains on my ceilings from a major leak from a burst pipe. The stains are along the edges of the wallboard sheets where they are taped. There is a hairline crack but no chipping or peeling paint. Can I use a paint such as Kilz and then repaint the ceiling or does it need more extensive repair????? HELP
Old 02-22-00, 06:49 PM
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Fill crack with "instant drying" spackling compound. Prime/seal with Kilz. Paint. All O.K.
Old 02-26-00, 01:06 PM
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I would recommend using B-I-N in a spray can. That way you eliminate the possibility of leaving a heavy brush stroke texture where you prime the stains.

A spackle with a solvent base is less likely to give you problems if there is any latent moisture in the sheetrock.

Mike Walsh, Emperor
Mike Walsh Painting and Decorating

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