Permanently rid (hide) nasty water stains
If you’re like anybody else, you’ve probably had water stains on an interior wall or ceiling at one time or another. The good news is, with some good products now on the market, they’re easy to hide.
Just do the following:
Clean the intended surface
Apply stainblocker. The best coating to use on water damage is an oil-based primer/stainblocker. I recommend using a spray can type (KILZ Original oil-base is great!). Rather than brushing it on, just spray it on.
Ventilate area well as fumes can be somewhat strong
Why use a spray can?
Because it’s quick, and you don’t have to worry about the hassle of any paint brush clean-up.
Just shake the can well and lightly spray the primer until no stain is showing.
*NOTE* Keep the can of spray paint moving (like your brushing on paint), so as not to let the paint run and drip.
Let dry for fifteen minutes to a half an hour.
Apply as many coats of finish paint over the area as needed. You’ll probably need just one coat, but, if you’re using dark colors, be prepared to put another one on just in case.
At this point you should not see any “bleed-through”, or a stain still visible after a couple of applications. That’s why using oil-based primer is so effective – in most cases, it covers and hides stains the first time.