Water marks on the ceiling


Old 07-31-00, 09:07 AM
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Hey how's it going.?
The shingles above our garage are popping up and (as you may have guessed) rain water has dripped on to the ceiling below and has made a mark. It has also cracked the drywall.
My question is, Does the drywall need replaced or is it possible to have it repaired? If so, how do I repair the ceiling? And, how do I remove the water mark?
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Old 07-31-00, 01:34 PM
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If the paper is coming off the drywall, it will need to be replaced. You could cut out the bad section, put in a new piece and patch the seams with drywall mud and tape. If you have a textured ceiling, it might be difficule to match the texture up.

If its not sagging, crumbling or the paper coming off, I would paint the watermark with 1-2 coats of alkyd based primer and then paint the ceiling with ceiling paint. This is a lot easier and will probably work.
Old 07-31-00, 06:05 PM
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Fix the shingles first!

The alkyd primer will work, but I prefer to use Kilz oil based primer/stain blocker. Then two coats of paint.

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