This single floor, plus full in ground basement, bungalow, has
ceilings of those one foot square fibrous interlocking tiles.
In family room and the adjoining kitchen and hallway (About one third
of the main floor area) they were covered over with plasterboard which
was then refinished with that rough plaster finish, sometimes called
'stipple' or 'stucco'. Nothing above those ceiling to drip!
Yup; it's very much a house of the 1970 which has served us well and
Some condensation from the 3 inch metal bathroom ceiling fan vent,
located in the cold attic, on its way to outside, at one time dripped
onto the ceiling of one of the bedrooms.
No permanent damage and been dried up for years, but left a rusty
A previous attempt to use a flat white ceiling paint not very
successful. Didn't 'cover' at all well!
it just sort of whitened the stain a little!
Am about to try using shellac over the stained. area; then planning to
repaint whole ceiling.
Or will I need to shellac whole ceiling and then repaint that.
Any advice or better method suggested most welcome.
Get a spray can of whatever stain supressing primer is available, oil
based or pigmented shellac. Some even come packaged in cans that spray
up. Overlap the stain by at least 6". If you're new at this, use a
couple of thin coats about 20 mnutes apart. Allow to dry for about an
hour then paint the whole ceiling with the paint of your choice.
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