Painting over stains, etc.

Old 02-21-01, 01:58 PM
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I purchased a home, and in a hurry to fix up and sell, the previous owners painted the kitchen ceiling FAST using high gloss, and painted over stains. I have tried to clean off the stains to no avail. Whats the best way for me to repaint, but ensure the stains don't show?
Old 02-21-01, 03:47 PM
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to seal the stain prior to painting you should first (due to the high gloss finish of the ceiling) use a 100 grit sand paper to rough up the area that is stained. Then apply two coats of a stain killer. Most stain killers are applied in the same manner as you would apply paint (brush/roll). There are many brands of stain killers available depending on the type of stain in question i.e. water stains, smoke stains, grease stains etc.
Your local paint or hardware store will usually carry a few different types of stain killers, one of which should suite your needs.
A quality stain killer will generally seal and hide the stain with two coats then simply paint as usual. Viola... the stain is gone.


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