Its 7:00 pm, the house is spotless, the table is set, and dinner is almost ready. Your guests are due to arrive in thirty minutes, you make one last check and everything looks perfect. You start towards the kitchen for your final preparations and you see it. That stain your husband repainted two weeks ago is back and just as embarrassing as ever.
It doesn’t matter if your a home owner or you have a home renovation business it seems that no matter what you try, covering those pesky stains on your walls and ceilings is next to impossible. Well your not alone, a lot of ordinary people and professionals alike are faced with this reoccurring and potentially expensive problem. Painting by itself rarely ever works, the stain always seems to make its way back so your faced with repainting several times only to end up with minimal results at best. So what do you do? Make an informed choice.
The market is filled with primers / stain blockers that all promise to get rid of that unsightly stain for you, but which ones really work? How can you be sure? The answer is simple, oil based. Oil based primers / stain blockers are going to offer you the best results for covering up all those ugly, unsightly and embarrassing stains the first time around.
Primers can be any painters life saver. They provide a clean smooth uniform surface and stick to almost any surface you are prepping for paint.
Cover Ceiling Stains with Stain Blockers
When using primers its always a good idea to keep in mind the final result intended. If your final finish is white or a light color then your probably okay to use the product straight from the container. However if the final finish is a darker color you should use a tinted primer, you can ask your supplier to do this for you. Typically after you have applied the the primer you should apply your finish coat with in 48 hours as most primers are designed to chemically bond with paint. If you miss the allotted time frame to apply your finish coat you will need to reapply another coat of primer. As always though you should check the manufactures specific detailed instructions.
On a final note if the water damage you have is so severe that the cover material needs replaced completely its always recommend.
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