Join Australia's most dynamic and respected property investment community

Painting over water damage

Discussion in 'Repairs & Maintenance' started by dan2101, 12th Apr, 2016.

  1. dan2101

    dan2101 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    8th Jul, 2015
    Posts:
    331
    Location:
    NSW
    Hey all,

    Heading up to brisbane Friday to do a small Reno on an IP. It has had a leak in the past and thus water stains in numerous areas of the ceiling.

    Just wondering what sort of prep I need to do so it won't bleed through the new paint job? Searched it but got conflicting views.

    Stains are that dirty brown colour.

    Cheers

    Dan
     
  2. SK Investments

    SK Investments Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    1st Jul, 2015
    Posts:
    174
    Location:
    Wherever the wind takes me, currently Brisbane
    Zinsser cover stain is good. In general There are water, oil, and spirit based paints depending on type of stain choose the right type and you should be fine.
     
  3. dan2101

    dan2101 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    8th Jul, 2015
    Posts:
    331
    Location:
    NSW
    Thanks heaps!
     
  4. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    18th Jun, 2015
    Posts:
    5,588
    Location:
    Sydney or NSW or Australia
    Prolly look at using a bleed sealer to stop the stain reappearing.
     
  5. dan2101

    dan2101 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    8th Jul, 2015
    Posts:
    331
    Location:
    NSW
    Hey Scott Is that just a special undercoat or something? Similar to 3 in 1?
     
  6. SK Investments

    SK Investments Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    1st Jul, 2015
    Posts:
    174
    Location:
    Wherever the wind takes me, currently Brisbane
    3 in 1 is just a primer, sealer, undercoat. A specific stain/bleed sealer is what you need.

    How long are you in Brissy for?
     
    Last edited by a moderator: 12th Apr, 2016
  7. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    18th Jun, 2015
    Posts:
    5,588
    Location:
    Sydney or NSW or Australia
  8. DaveM

    DaveM Adelaide Buyers Agent & KFC Strategist Business Member

    Joined:
    14th Jun, 2015
    Posts:
    2,114
    Location:
    Sydney & Adelaide
    Zinnser oil based stain block undercoat then ceiling white over the top
     
  9. dan2101

    dan2101 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    8th Jul, 2015
    Posts:
    331
    Location:
    NSW
    Awesome super helpful as always guys, thanks.

    @SK Investments I arrive Thursday night and hoping to paint, carpet, blinds, fix roof leak, tidy yard in about 10 days. Should be right hopefully!
     
    SK Investments likes this.
  10. SK Investments

    SK Investments Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    1st Jul, 2015
    Posts:
    174
    Location:
    Wherever the wind takes me, currently Brisbane
    Sounds like my property, I'm heading up to Brissy next week sometime to do some work.
     
  11. dan2101

    dan2101 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    8th Jul, 2015
    Posts:
    331
    Location:
    NSW
    Nice where's your property at?

    Any idea where you're getting your carpet/blinds from? Solomons seem really cheap but haven't checked the quality yet.
     
  12. Azazel

    Azazel Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    18th Jun, 2015
    Posts:
    8,113
    Location:
    Brisbane
    Fixing the leak and getting it gyprocked would be the way to go long term. Might be able to find a reasonable quote - although my last quote was too high so I just painted. No leak though, just really flaked. Once the moisture gets in, really needs to get replaced.
     
  13. dan2101

    dan2101 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    8th Jul, 2015
    Posts:
    331
    Location:
    NSW
    Yeah azazel definitely going to fix the leak. You don't reckon it will come up ok with a stain blocker and coat of paint?
     
  14. DaveM

    DaveM Adelaide Buyers Agent & KFC Strategist Business Member

    Joined:
    14th Jun, 2015
    Posts:
    2,114
    Location:
    Sydney & Adelaide
    Give it a sand, and if not a nice smooth finish then skim it with topping compound, sand and feather edges, then undercoat and paint. No need to re-gyprock it.
     
    cherubym likes this.
  15. dan2101

    dan2101 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    8th Jul, 2015
    Posts:
    331
    Location:
    NSW
    Cheers Dave great advice. I've got some leftover topping compound so should be right hopefully.
     
  16. Azazel

    Azazel Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    18th Jun, 2015
    Posts:
    8,113
    Location:
    Brisbane
    It could, if it's just discolouration on the surface, but maybe not if the water has been in and it's swelled.
     
  17. quop

    quop Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    1st Jul, 2015
    Posts:
    76
    Location:
    Brisbane
    Is this for your Runcorn property?
     
  18. cherubym

    cherubym Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    10th Aug, 2015
    Posts:
    267
    Location:
    Melbourne
    I've got a similar problem at my PPOR. The leak in the roof was fixed a while ago. I have to do something with the brownish mark on my ceiling. I assume I'd have to undercoat and paint the whole ceiling, not just the affected area.
     
  19. DaveM

    DaveM Adelaide Buyers Agent & KFC Strategist Business Member

    Joined:
    14th Jun, 2015
    Posts:
    2,114
    Location:
    Sydney & Adelaide
    Depending on the ceiling damage you can brush on a sealer undercoat then roll the affected area and run the roller dry to blend it with existing.

    Best to roll the whole ceiling of course but an ok solution if you need to otherwise roll a huge area for a small area of damage
     
  20. dan2101

    dan2101 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    8th Jul, 2015
    Posts:
    331
    Location:
    NSW
    Hey Quop nah my Keperra property. Runcorn next time got great tenants there so no rush.

    In the end one small section had to be cut out and re sheeted. The rest I skimmed with top coat (had to sand back flaking paint) then 3-4 coats of zinser then painted. Came up a treat.
     

    Attached Files: