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Repairing a Water Damaged Ceiling

Repairing a leak in your roof is a pain, but dealing with the unsightly water stain that it left on your ceiling can be an even bigger pain. Roof leaks often cause discoloration and mold on the interior of your home that can be difficult to get rid of. Luckily, we have a step by step solution to getting your house back in tip-top shape! 

Step 1: Bleach 

One sure-fire way to clean a water spot is by using a bleach solvent. Combine one cup of bleach and three cups of warm water in a bucket. Set up a drop cloth on the floor below the stain and prop up a ladder to reach it. Wipe down the stain with a clean sponge saturated in the bleach solvent. Then, rinse the bleach off the ceiling with water and wipe the damp area dry with a clean cloth. While this process won’t necessarily remove the unsightly stain, it will fade the stain and remove any mildew, grease, dirt, or dust from the stain. 

Step 2: Base Coat 

Applying a base coat on top of the stain is essential to making sure it stays covered up. Use an oil-based, mold-resistant, stain-blocking primer in a shade that matches your ceiling. Oil-based stain-blocking primers are water-insoluble so your stain won’t bleed through the paint. Use a paint roller to the apply the primer and allow it to dry for the time instructed by the packaging. 

Step 3: Ceiling Paint 

Find a paint color that matches that of the rest of your ceiling. Apply a few coats of the paint over the primer and let dry. 

Voila! Your ceiling is back to normal and ready for the holidays! Remember, covering a water stain makes the inside of your home look better, but finding the root cause of the leak is the only way to fully protect the structure of your home. If you’re concerned about a leak in your roof, call us at 303-443-5843 or submit a service request on our website: https://bmroofing.com/service-requests/.