Water Damaged Ceiling - Drywall & Plaster - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Drywall & Plaster


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-30-2013, 10:25 AM   #1
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 23
Rewards Points: 10

water damaged ceiling

I had a small leak of water from a valve in my bathroom: after a week or so the water has slightly stained a zone in the celing below~ 1 square foot. The paint or coating on the ceiling is off white and it is textured. I plan to remove a sample from the surface of the ceiling below and have it color matched at the Home Depot and then repaint the affected part of the ceiling.

I would welcome suggestions on the best way to remove part of the ceiling surface. The surface area needed is~ size of a quarter (25 c coin).

Thank you,


angusmdmclean is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2013, 03:40 PM   #2
DIY staff

Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Kane county,Illinois
Posts: 25,728
Rewards Points: 7,174

If you remove a slice of the paint and texture you will have a devil of a time fixing it----

A thin razor blade will do it---but the paint patch will show anyway because of the existing paint changing from time.--

wouldn't you be better off painting the entire ceiling?


New members: Adding your location to your profile helps in many ways.--M--
oh'mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2013, 04:39 PM   #3
paper hanger and painter
chrisn's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: United States
Posts: 8,012
Rewards Points: 608

You are going to have to prime the stain with a stain blocking primer and paint the whole ceiling, you will never get it to match right, especially from the depot
chrisn is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to chrisn For This Useful Post:
oh'mike (08-30-2013), ToolSeeker (08-30-2013)
Old 08-30-2013, 05:22 PM   #4
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 23
Rewards Points: 10

Thank you for your insight: yes; I may well have to paint the entire ceiling probably with a roller. The area in question is the hallway ceiling , but there are no doors between the rooms. The entire house has this texture paint. To the left of the hallway as you go in the house is the living room, to the right is the family room and the kitchen is at the back aand left of the hallway.

angusmdmclean is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2013, 05:41 PM   #5
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: outside ocala fl
Posts: 5,505
Rewards Points: 6,034

You may get your sample if you take down the decorative fixture from a ceiling fan or light the sample needs to be about the size of a quarter
ToolSeeker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2013, 07:10 PM   #6
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 23
Rewards Points: 10

Thanks: I am thinking along these lines. Or behind some curtains below the curtain rod. {The idea is to get the color close to the original}. Then the problem will be patching the quarter size piece. There is Primer- Patch paste from 3M that I have used. And I am thinking to use that. Any comment?

I have just reviewed the post from the fellow fixing the hole in the drywall. So many people in my area using glasssfibre glass tape with jointing compond for dry wall joints. I thought the tape seemed like a good idea to me. At an ealier date I did some dry wall jolints and I used tape. Later I found out about the glass fibre mesh was availabe and considered I should have definitely used that!

I have filled a hole ~ 4" in 1/2" Durock cement board with thinset cement (modified with acyrylic emulsion) and then used mesh tape over the surface. That dried very strong.



Last edited by angusmdmclean; 08-30-2013 at 07:13 PM.
angusmdmclean is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Water damaged popcorn ceiling repair Sir MixAlot Project Showcase 2 04-14-2013 05:02 PM
sunken water damaged drywall ceiling byjiar Drywall & Plaster 6 03-18-2013 07:13 PM
My hot water recirculation system is a disaster Michael Neill Plumbing 9 11-05-2010 11:31 AM
Ceiling condensation icemand Building & Construction 1 12-15-2009 05:16 AM

Top of Page | View New Posts


Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1