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    Removing ceiling stains

    Summary: Learn how to remove a water stain from a ceiling.

    If you have had a water leak that has left a stain on the ceiling below, you will find that emulsion alone will not be sufficient to cover it.

    Painting over a ceiling stain

    • You will first need to paint over the stain with several coats of stain block paint.
    • Once the stain is no longer visible, paint over it again using your original emulsion paint.
    • If you are using a ladder ensure it is secure and put a sheet on the floor to protect it from paint splashes.

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