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heidiho

08:41AM | 02/09/02
Member Since: 02/08/02
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What is the best way to "block" large DARK stains on my textured ceiling before I paint it? I have heard that if you use a stain blocker primer like Kilz that the stain may still bleed through and that varnish works better. Do you know what is the best product to use? Thanks!

Matches

11:38AM | 02/09/02
Member Since: 09/01/00
312 lifetime posts
Hello heidiho,
I have used a couple of different stain killers on ceilings and have not had bleed through problems.You can have a problem if you fail to thoroughly mix the paint or shake the spray can as directed.A second coat most certainly should cover it prior to painting.

Mustang

05:35PM | 02/09/02
Member Since: 01/22/02
101 lifetime posts
The stains got there for a reason, right? I'll make the assumption you've corrected the problem. To cover severe stains use the "oil" based Kilz, not the "water" based version. I would apply 2 or 3 coats of the Kilz.

heidiho

12:02PM | 02/10/02
Member Since: 02/08/02
2 lifetime posts
Thanks Y'all,
I will try a few coats of the oil based Kilz and make sure it is thoruoghly mixed.
Yes, the cause of the water stains has been corrected. (Very high winds with driving rain damaged the roof...it was replaced a couple of months ago).
Heidiho

lcott

04:43PM | 02/14/02
Member Since: 02/13/02
16 lifetime posts
Go to www.paintonce.com for some advice.
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