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!


11:38AM | 02/09/02
Member Since: 09/01/00
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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.


05:35PM | 02/09/02
Member Since: 01/22/02
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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.


12:02PM | 02/10/02
Member Since: 02/08/02
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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 was replaced a couple of months ago).


04:43PM | 02/14/02
Member Since: 02/13/02
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