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How to cover very faint water stains on a ceiling?

How to cover very faint water stains on a ceiling?

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Old 02-28-15, 02:25 PM
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How to cover very faint water stains on a ceiling?

I have a couple of very faint water stains on my kitchen ceiling due to small water damage quite some time ago. We want to put the house on the market so we want to cover these stains up.

I have read around and have seen that I should first use an oil based primer wait for it to dry and then paint over it?

Does it matter what paint I use? And as for the oil based primer, Kilz original will be good enough right?

Thanks for any help in advance!
 
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Old 02-28-15, 02:38 PM
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Yep, oil based primer to seal the stain and then a quality paint over the top. Wouldn't be my choice but Kilz oil based would be just fine for the primer.

I take it from the question about paint that you do not have any of the paint which was originally used on the ceiling? Matching paint can be tough, is it just a regular, white ceiling?
 
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Old 02-28-15, 07:51 PM
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I agree, I never use any Kilz products.
I would not use oil over an already painted latex, I use a shellac based primer instead.
I also agree you may end up having to repaint the whole sealing to get a good match.
 
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Old 02-28-15, 10:49 PM
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Yes I don't have the original. Ceiling isn't too big it's for the kitchen so it's sectioned off from the rest of the house.
 
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Old 03-01-15, 04:18 AM
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While a pigmented shellac like Zinnser's BIN is the ultimate stain hiding primer, there is no problems with using an oil base primer over latex. Oil base Kilz wouldn't be my first choice but it will do the job. I would not trust any latex stain hiding primer! Often they will seal the stain for a short time and then let it bleed thru later.

Ceilings can be difficult to touch up even if you have left over paint. While I might try touch up first, I'd plan on repainting the ceiling.
 
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Old 03-02-15, 04:32 AM
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I do plan on repainting. So just for clarification, and oil based primer will be sufficient? And then a latex paint over it?

Just don't want to get it wrong
 
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Old 03-02-15, 04:34 AM
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Yes, that will work. Oil base primers will seal all but the most extreme water stains - those require a pigmented shellac like Zinnser's BIN.
 
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