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Question DetailsAsked on 12/29/2015

how do you repair the ceiling area from a leek in the roof?

I had a leak in the roof, the water saturated insulation that is on the floor in the attic and now the ceiling on the floor below has brown spots.

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Dry out the insulation and top of drywall, then replace (fluff up well if cellulose) - toss out and replace if mildewy/moldy. Kilz the top side of the drywall ceiling if badly stained or moldy, after using undiluted chlorine bleach to kill it (and letting it dry thoroughly).


Use oil-based Kilz - two coats necessary if dark stain - on the ceiling stains, then top coat with interior paint to match surrounding area. This assumes drywall/plaster ceiling - if wood, then you need to sand the brown spots off, use a penetrating sealer designed for stains, then stain or paint to match.

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