Mike
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Asked on Jun 11, 2019

How do you get rid of water stains on a unfinished wood ceiling?

Tricia @ Simplicity In The SouthWilliamKelli L. Milligan

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how do you get rid of water stains on a unfinished wood ceiling due to a leaking roof.

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  • Kelli L. Milligan
    on Jun 11, 2019

    You'll need to clean and then sand off the best you can.

  • William
    on Jun 11, 2019

    WOW! The water penetrated the wood and brought out the tannins. Only solution I can think of is to sand the stain off with 220 grit sand paper. You don't say what kind of wood. Light wood like pine, maple can be bleached.

  • You can buy a wood bleach called oxalic acid from Ace Hardware. It’s special order from Home Depot. Or you can buy it from Amazon.com. It’s a powder that is watered down, usually 1/2 cup per gallon of water. You brush it on the stains, let it dry, then reapply till the water stains are gone. Be sure to wear gloves and eye protection.

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