Leaked Water Stain Under Vinyl Silk

Discussion in 'Painters' Talk' started by PJA, Dec 3, 2018.

  1. PJA

    PJA New Member

    Hi all.

    I'm after a bit of advice.

    Last year we redecorated the lounge in our new house, and used vinyl silk on the ceiling and walls. A good choice we thought.

    Unfortunately, the family bathroom is above the lounge, and the basin tap has a bit of a leak. Not so bad if we are about, but left alone for 2 weeks (holiday) we discovered a problem. In hindsight, we should have turned the water off :-S

    Anyway, it has left a visible (in the right light) a mark on the ceiling in the lounge, not a large area (20x40cm maybe).

    We can live with it until the next time we redecorate, or is it worth trying to 'repair' it in some way? I seem to recall that there is some issue with applying vinyl onto of vinyl.


    P.S. The family bathroom is next up for replacing completely.
  2. DIYDave.

    DIYDave. Well-Known Member

    Is there’s simply a stain, yellow brownish usually or has the paint and/or plaster lifted or become damaged in any way

    If simply stained, needs 1 or 2 coats of a stainblock paint to basically er, stainblock the stain :)

    Could use Zinnser BIN or Coverstain, both excellent products

    If you simply paint over stain, all will look good initially and then the stain will miraculously reappear

    Can’t see a problem with either the stainblock or vinyl silk going over vinyl silk

    I’ve had a problem before going over vinyl silk with matt emuslion where the silk bubbles up in places, but your not in this situation

    If any damage to paint/plaster, then obviously this will have to be repaired first

    Painting any patch on a ceiling or wall there’s always a risk of the patch showing up, even using the same tin of paint as originally used. Once paint is applied, it gradually changes colour slightly so a repair may well show up

    Sometimes better to paint the entire wall/ceiling but, patch repair first and take it from there - good luck
  3. PJA

    PJA New Member


    Its just a yellow/brown stain. The vinyl and plaster haven't moved at all, that I can see.

    We can live with it, I'm just a picky so-and-so ;-) By the time we've done the rest of the house, it'll be time to redo the lounge.

    Many thanks :)
  4. DIYDave.

    DIYDave. Well-Known Member

    Well in that case (stain only) and as ur picky, get it sorted pronto !

    Stainblock, paint, done

    If just a patch repair, what, an hours work tops (not including drying times)

    So why leave it ? ;)
  5. PJA

    PJA New Member

    Haha. Yup, I'll patch it up :)

    Thanks for the advice.
  6. DIYDave.

    DIYDave. Well-Known Member

    No worries matey, hope all goes well

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