Water leak from ceiling

Old 04-16-12, 10:45 PM
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Water leak from ceiling

So I was attempting to fill a bathtub on the second level of my house unaware that the pipes for the water jet system were disconnected. The water spilled beneath the tub and is now dripping from the ceiling on the first floor. Paint in the area directly below bubbled out and was holding the water so I decided to slit the bubble to allow the water to drain (can't get at it from the second level, can't even see it.) it is now currently dripping out.

Anyone have advice on this situation? What about ceiling repair, simple dry and repaint or something more involved? I have very little experience in this area.
Old 04-17-12, 04:31 AM
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A lot depends on how much water the drywall absorbed. If the drywall is dry and NOT spongy, make any repairs needed, coat with an oil base primer and it's ready for paint. If the drywall doesn't feel solid [after it's dried], you'll need to cut out the bad and replace.

Is the ceiling a slick finish? or does it have texture? Latex primers do a poor job of sealing water stains. Be sure to fix what caused the problem - no sense in having to deal with this a 2nd time!
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You need to get that space dried out and punching a hole in the ceiling to allow better transfer of air might be warranted.

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