painting stained walls

Old 05-19-02, 01:07 PM
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Question painting stained walls


Anyone know what I should do about the folowing?? I painted my Living- room walls, moldings, baseboards, all a pure, museum white. We had lots of rain and obviously a leak that made a bubble right under the ceiling molding + an ugly dark yellow stain (feels greasy) that driped down the wall. My husband thought it would be ok to paint OVER the stain........Now there is a "stain" where he painted right over the yellow stain: it looks almost gray and just shows itself on the wall.
I suggested priming the stain and THEN putting yet an other coat of paint on the entire wall so that it would not show up. Any suggestions? THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!
Old 05-19-02, 01:22 PM
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Painting over stains

Stains will continue to bleed through paint unless you apply a couple coats of sealer. I prefer white shellac or B-I-N which is a shellac based sealer/primer.
Old 05-19-02, 01:24 PM
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I have had good results with Kilz. I used the oil based for the same problem in my son's room in our new-old house. I worked great, be sure to have a lot of ventilation though!

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