How do you fix popcorn ceiling that has a stain on it yourself?

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We had a leaky roof. The roof is fix now I have this mess.
q how do you fix popcorn ceiling that has a stain on it yourself
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  • William William on May 08, 2017
    Scrape off any loose particles. Use a small putty knife and apply drywall patching compound to the bare area. Use a stiff paint brush and stipple the compound to get the texture overlapping into the existing textured area. May take a little practice. Let dry overnight. Use a stain blocking primer over the repair and stains. Touch up with ceiling paint.
  • Sue Sanders Sue Sanders on May 09, 2017
    First scrape off all the popcorn in the area of the repair...at least 6 inches around area to be repaired. After repairing with your plaster and sanding, paint with stain blocker in area of water damage. Paint white then with the poporn that you can get in a box and add water to it apply with a small roller. Let dry. If rest of ceiling has aged and become discolored you will want to paint all of ceiling. You can buy the popcorn at your local "Do it yourself" store.
  • Barbara Baker Barbara Baker on May 09, 2017
    We repaired ours with the popcorn in a spray can. Found it at Lowes in the paint section. Follow directions on can. Be sure to shake the can and shake it some more. Practice adjusting the spray to match the pattern.
  • Sam Sam on May 09, 2017
    YES, PAINT KILZ OR ANOTHER STAIN COVERING PAINT AFTER YOU SCRAPE OFF OLD POPCORN, THEN USE THE SPRAY ON POPCORN. ITS SO EASY.
    THEN PAINT CEILING.
  • Candace Candace on May 09, 2017
    Learned this from a texture ceiling guy....if it's JUST Staining, but no lifting of peeling you can use a water and strong bleach in a FINE mist bottle..just very lightly mist the stain, never making it wet. You may have to repeat this many times, allowing for complete drying in between. NEVER make it wet! This would cause lift and peeling! I've done this and it worked! You will have to repair yours like the people previous have instructed....sorry for your troubles😊
    • Sue Sue on May 11, 2017
      We used bleach and sprayed it on the ceiling when this happened to us after a strong rain storm. After it dried we sprayed on the Popcorn in can. It can be purchased at Home Depot or Lowes. It worked perfect and no one could tell.

  • Patty Patty on May 09, 2017
    KILZ also makes a ceiling paint in a can that you can spray up onto the ceiling.
  • Candace Candace on May 11, 2017
    The texture on my ceilings is a "knock down" , I couldn't use the spray and get the same look, I tried in the garage where the dishwasher had leaked for the previous owners. It was a sh&t show...you get the picture😬. But nothing sand paper didnt fix. I resealed the area and ended up repainting the entire thing. It is brand new now!
  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on May 11, 2017
    The most important comment here is DON'T GET IT WET. Read what everyone has said and take it all in. We ended up having to take ours down in because we tried to paint it and it got too wet. The spray product sounds like a good, but messy idea. Tape EVERYTHING. We did have ours replaced because ours had silver glitter spray on it and it just made my dining room look special.
  • Kathy Anello Kathy Anello on May 15, 2017
    Try fake snow that comes in a can. It covers it completely and nobody can see it. Like everyone says, don't get it wet.