Asked on Jan 11, 2019

How can I redo my ceiling inexpensively?

Pam G Blaxton-DowdLindaKen Erickson


The ceiling has rain stains all over it(before the new roof) I would like to redo it but don’t have a lot of money. What can I do?

5 answers
  • You'll need to use a good primer - like Kilz, to hide the stains and then repaint the ceiling, Susie.

  • William
    on Jan 11, 2019

    Agree! Prime with Kilz and repaint.

  • Ken Erickson
    on Jan 11, 2019

    I have used Kilz and also used polyurethane to block the stains before repainting. Your situation sounds extensive, so the primer would be cheapest solution.

  • Linda
    on Jan 11, 2019

    Kilz has a spray can that shoots straight up. Consider painting the spots with Kilz unless part of the ceiling is coming down.

  • Pam G Blaxton-Dowd
    on Jan 12, 2019

    I used Kilz. It took four coats to completely cover it. I rolled it on. Spray is bad for your lungs and the spray can float to surfaces you don’t want to paint.

    Then I used a ceiling paint that was pink when rolled on but dried white.

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