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Kirbs

Leak damage

I have had a leak from one of the pipes upstairs. Its been a slow one, must have been going for months until it got to the point I noticed patches on the ceiling 2 weeks ago. Anyhow plumber was duly called, leak fixed (hopefully) but i dont know how long to leave the area to dry out before painting over. It is going mildewy & smells really damp also do I need to put anything on it before I paint over to "seal it".
Help cause I dont want to bodge it up  
green man

Leave it, If you have a dehumidifier get it going, remove any flaked paint clean the wall down with some bleach or a steam cleaner, did you get to see the leak site? if so are there any timbers involved as rot can be started by a chronic leak, and floor timbers should be dried out then treated with a good preservative, the brown stains on the ceiling are probably
caused by tannin leached from your floor timbers, these will continue to leach out until the site is quite dry, you will also have to seal this to prevent re-staining.
When your wall is quite dry remove remaining flaked paint and seal wall with damp seal or oil based varnish then you can decorate.
Darren

we deal with this type of thing quite reg working on roofs we see a lot of damp ceilings the dehumidifier good advice open window is good also leave several weeks then clean with sugar soap or bcarb water solution then I would seal with PVA no offence, but have seen problems with bleach especially on coving
green man

No offence taken Darren how ever the PVA wont stop tannin stains from eventually recurring as it is a water based product, the bleach/steam is to kill the mould spores on the wall surface the varnish acts as a barrier to tannin and mould actually remaining in the wall and plaster that will have established, the proprietary chemicals are just another unnecessary expense. be patient, don't use the dehumidifier when the windows are open just a waste of electricity these damp autumn days.  
Bazzer

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the PVA wont stop tannin stains from eventually recurring


Coat of Eggshell.
Darren

Bazzer wrote:
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the PVA wont stop tannin stains from eventually recurring


Coat of Eggshell.

ahh eggshell I love the stuff, walked into local paint shop a few weeks ago when we were moving and pure fluke I saw that there was a new gloss finish egg shell(a contridiction I know) but I drove into kingslynn and back and "glossed" all the woodwork all before she got home from shopping with her mother.I was allowed to be a man for a few very short moments that night lol
Seriosly egg shell always goes on easier doesnt chip and is now available with a sheen
chicken feed

there is a product on the market called stain block
Kirbs

Many many thanks  

I have taken off the paper & paint in the alcove to allow the area to dry out. I dont have a dehumidifier. I will leave it for another 2 weeks, bleach it (no coving), get some damp seal, I have PVA so will do that also for good measures. I have eggshell paint to.
The additional staining on the ceiling & walls in the kitchen & lounge are brown/yellow so I am worried about the timbers rotting now   luckily there is no carpet in the bedroom so I can get to them but how the heck do you apply timber treatment to the underside thats laying flat against the plaster board ceiling  

Will look at that product Chick Feed. Ta
green man

Use a good 5 star preservative . After drying them out by maybe removing a floor board or two temporarily from above the wet just apply preservative liberally with a brush to all the timbers you can see after drying them out it is very good at seeping to the underside of the timbers as it is spirit based.

http://diy-direct.co.uk/epages/es...=/Shops/eshop329371/Products/6179

It's no good doing any of this work until all the plaster and the timbers are dry so don't set yourself a time just wait until it's dry. All you will do is lock in the moisture that causes the mould and the stains to thrive.
Darren

you can get pellets for injecting (drill a hole push a pellet in) but I cant remember what its called duh @ me lol
Kirbs

Righty O  

Invaluble info guys, times like this I hate being a girlie & not knowing what to do  

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