What's the best way to repair a patch of ceiling that has been stained

The spot is 12x12 appx., and the ceiling has a stamped pattern like someone took a huge trowel and randomly sqwiggled it all over. Will I need to repaint and is it possible to scrape that off to make it smooth throughout the kitchen? Thanks
q what s the best way to repair a patch of ceiling that has been stained
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  • Barbara Barbara on Feb 09, 2018
    You should get Kilz from one of the big box stores, then you will need to repaint the whole ceiling.
  • Christine Christine on Feb 10, 2018
    sponge spot with bleach
  • Teresa Burchell Teresa Burchell on Feb 10, 2018
    If you use Kilz, you'll need to get a spray can with the red top. The paintable Kilts will not work as well.
  • Hke28266720 Hke28266720 on Feb 10, 2018
     A quart can of this will do the trick every time and it dries in about 30 minutes
  • StefanieB StefanieB on Feb 10, 2018
    Get this Kilz that says “stain blocker” - it’s in a spray can that sprays straight up.
  • Patsy47 Patsy47 on Feb 10, 2018
    first...has the water leak been repaired? otherwise you are wasting time and money.......definitely Kilz, oil based.
  • Bub26575386 Bub26575386 on Feb 10, 2018
    kills paint then repaint
  • Donna Watson Donna Watson on Feb 10, 2018
    Stop with all the un-necessary work! Get a spray bottle put half water and half bleach spray lightly wait till that dries and respray. Depending on the type of stain you might need to spray (lightly) a couple of times. Spot gone!
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    • Bijous Bijous on Feb 10, 2018
      Annie, once the leak has been fixed and the ceiling is completely dry, use Kiltz to cover the water stain. Let dry and paint. The popcorn is no problem other than making sure you get the Kiltz all over it in the grooves.
  • Georgia Bridgman Georgia Bridgman on Feb 10, 2018
    It sounds like you have 2 different questions. To remove the stain first try using a spray bottle with a 50 50 mix of water and bleach. When I did my stain it took 3 sprays about 20 minutes apart. The only problem was I had to wash the tire ceiling after! It also sounds like you want to remove the texture. This gets messy. Working in sections, spray with plain water, use a trowel or putty knife to scrape the texture off.

    • Aeschepeler Aeschepeler on Feb 12, 2018
      Thanks. I will try the bleach. The kitchen is too large a project for me to scrape the ceiling even though I'd live to get rid of that awful popcorn look. Yuck. Appreciate your answer.
  • Jayme Rudolph Jayme Rudolph on Feb 10, 2018
    They have popcorn texture at Sherwin Williams . it is not hard. Kilts and then repaint.
  • San26508838 San26508838 on Feb 10, 2018
    i had a spot like this in my bathroom. Fixed the leak and then the handyman told me about the bleach trick and it worked. Have to be careful with it though as it can cause some unwanted effect on the fabric around. Just be careful, but it definitely works
  • Sheryll S Sheryll S on Feb 12, 2018
    I advise you to be very careful using bleach above your head. Spraying it is really bad and with a rag and wet enough to slop it above your head can be dangerous also! Maybe try a old sponge mop (protect floors and all beneath). And I suggest a weaker solution and a lot of time in between. More like one part bleach to five parts water. I personally recommend using the Original Kilts Oil Based. Then paint. It will also have fumes, so open windows and screened doors and do it quick and in the morning. Go out for dinner or eat dinner al fresco (not a rainy day).
  • James James on Feb 12, 2018
    Actually, had the same stain on the same popcorn ceiling, I was told to use bleach and water. It worked, just protect yourself and the surrounding area. why not try the bleach answers first. Happy home repair.
  • Kim Kim on Feb 13, 2018
    On my popcorn ceiling I painted over the spot with Kilz to cover the stain. Then I used a fluffy roller to paint the whole ceiling. My spot did not get smooth so I didn't have to worry about it matching the texture. The paint store would probably tell you how to do it. They are really helpful.
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