I had an episode with red wine (yes I have a new found allergy to
something in red wine), and unfortunately the drywall around my toilet
is stained. Should I just wash as best as I can with light soap and
cloth (already did this), then prime the area and repaint? Or do I need
something to block out the stain before or after the primer?
Also, if I need to touch up the drywall texture, how do I do this?
I'd apply a coat or two of stain killer, which is a product made
specifically to prevent stains from bleeding through. As to touching
up the drywall texture, that shouldn't be needed if it's only a stain.
If the texture is involved, then it depends entirely on what kind of
texture it is, ie popcorn? faux paint finish?
Scrub it - I would use 409 or Fantastic with a rough cloth rag, not paper.
Spray or wipe on bleach, let sit a few minutes, then wipe rinse and wipe
If that doesn't do the job, proceed as follows:
Seal/prime it with any good stain blocking primer, such as Kilz or Zinnzer
brand, which are available in both alkyd and latex formulations. Check with
your paint dealer for the best choice.
If there needs to be texture touchup, that should be done first of all, but
I doubt you would need to add texture, as little mechanical prep is needed..
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