07:46AM | 04/04/04
Member Since: 05/17/99
4 lifetime posts
Due to an ice dam on our roof we experienced a leak through our ceiling.The cause of the problem has been fixed but,as a result, we now have water stains on our plastered ceiling. We have a sculptured texture on the ceiling so painting over the stains will cover up the look of the ceiling. We cannot replaster the ceiling because then the stains will show through and apparently if we paint and then plaster, the plaster will not stick. To sum up, is there a way to get rid of the stains without painting so that we are able to replaster?


05:32PM | 04/04/04
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
You will need to use an oil based stain killer such as Zinsser Cover Stain to seal in the water stain. I can't imagine that a couple of coats of paint would fill in the texture on your ceiling.


03:35AM | 05/01/04
Member Since: 04/24/04
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Heres a tip that I use and it works wonderful.Go get yourself a can of spray shellac at your local hardware store it's not too expensive.Just sand the area you wish to paint remove all fine dust spray on shellac let dry and paint.Problem solved!
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