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How to Cover Over a Water Stain on a Ceiling


Water stains on a ceiling are usually caused by roof or plumbing leaks. Follow these steps when covering over a water stain on your ceiling.  ...More




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How to Cover Over a Water Stain on a Ceiling

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Water stains on a ceiling are usually caused by roof or plumbing leaks. Follow these steps when covering over a water stain on your ceiling:

  • Start by finding the cause of the leak, and repairing the problem to prevent damage in the future.
  • Purchase a spray can of stain blocking primer or sealer.
  • Spray cans work better than a brush, especially on popcorn or textured ceilings.
  • Apply a light coat of the stain blocking primer over the stain to cover it while avoiding dripping.
  • If the primer doesn’t match the color of the ceiling, you may need to paint the entire ceiling once the primer has dried.

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  1. Hal Doshan Says:
    September 15th, 2012 at 9:46 am

    What a pain! Every time I click on a video to review the contents and then want to return to the “table of videos” to look for more, I have to start all over again at page 1 of 29. It’s more than a bit tiresome to scroll through all the previous pages to continue my search. Two suggestions:

    Allow for access to a specific page of the video listings, and also permit searches of the videos by content keywords.

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    Ben Erickson Says:
    September 15th, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    Hi Hal,
    If you hit the “back” button on your browser after clicking on a video, you’ll be taken back to the page you were on. Also, since each of our video browsing pages has a unique URL, you can copy and paste the URL or bookmark the page to return to it later. As far as searching the videos, there’s a custom search box next to each video that allows you to search our site for posts related to the keywords you type in.
    Hope that helps!

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