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Old 12-09-2018, 10:52 AM   #1
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Ceiling Stains

Hi all. We bought a used 2000 Holiday Rambler 43PBD that was in amazing condition and very well cared for. One thing is driving me nuts and we’ve exhausted all of our ideas to fix it.

There are a couple of areas on the ceiling where I would assume there was some water damage at one time. They are about the size of a dinner plate and have that off- brown discolouring. Our entire ceiling is that one piece soft fabric material in a light off-white/cream colour. We have tried soap and water, upholstery cleaner, carpet cleaner, 303, Awesome spray, even a diluted bleach mixture. Nothing seems to touch it and the more I try to clean it (and get it wet in doing so) the off colour stain grows.

Is there any other product worth trying and if not, is there a product that you can apply to that material that freshens it up but doesn’t make it hard when it dries (e.g. like paint, dye, etc).

I appreciate your thoughts and suggestions on this.
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Try Oxyclean spray. Let it stay for about 5 minutes them wipe clean or rinse with a soft cloth. I have used it on my RV shades and it worked perfectly.
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Hi all. We bought a used 2000 Holiday Rambler 43PBD that was in amazing condition and very well cared for. One thing is driving me nuts and we’ve exhausted all of our ideas to fix it.



There are a couple of areas on the ceiling where I would assume there was some water damage at one time. They are about the size of a dinner plate and have that off- brown discolouring. Our entire ceiling is that one piece soft fabric material in a light off-white/cream colour. We have tried soap and water, upholstery cleaner, carpet cleaner, 303, Awesome spray, even a diluted bleach mixture. Nothing seems to touch it and the more I try to clean it (and get it wet in doing so) the off colour stain grows.



Is there any other product worth trying and if not, is there a product that you can apply to that material that freshens it up but doesn’t make it hard when it dries (e.g. like paint, dye, etc).



I appreciate your thoughts and suggestions on this.


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Old 12-09-2018, 11:07 AM   #4
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Hydrogen peroxide is worth trying if the others don't get it off
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Old 12-09-2018, 11:55 AM   #5
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We used a small carpet steam cleaner. Just remember don't go crazy. Small steps as you don't want to remove the adhesive.
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My brother-in-law’s ceiling was stained like yours. We mixed 1/2 water and 1/2 bleach in a spray bottle. Sprayed it on the stain and it disappeared.
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I've had real good results with 'Invincible', it was a as seen on TV product from the ShamWow guy. Believe its either peroxide or oxyclean like ingredient, its cheap and available on Amazon now. That aside - my first camper had water leak stains on the ceiling and it really took care of them.
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Oxyclean worked on my holiday rambler ceiling
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My brother-in-law’s ceiling was stained like yours. We mixed 1/2 water and 1/2 bleach in a spray bottle. Sprayed it on the stain and it disappeared.

We did the same, using bleach, and were successful at removing stains. Note: have lots of ventilation when using that strong bleach solution. All the best.
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My brother-in-law’s ceiling was stained like yours. We mixed 1/2 water and 1/2 bleach in a spray bottle. Sprayed it on the stain and it disappeared.
That worked for me, I sprayed it once and it faded and then sprayed it a second time the next day and it is now completely gone.
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Zep makes a spray that removes those types of stains! Bought it at Menards, and it worked great for me on those stains! I gave it to a man and his wife camped next to me when we were camped at 4 mile SP, Niagara Falls, when he ask me if I knew of something that would take out the stains in his bathroom ceiling where a skylight had leaked in the past! It worked for him too! Took two times, for him, same as for me! It smells very strong of bleach, so ventilation is a good idea when using it!
It was not expensive, and I will buy it again! Rail!
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I used Shout and a shop vac. Worked well.
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Try Super Clean it's amazing! Get it at auto parts store.
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Zep makes a spray that removes those types of stains! Bought it at Menards, and it worked great for me on those stains! I gave it to a man and his wife camped next to me when we were camped at 4 mile SP, Niagara Falls, when he ask me if I knew of something that would take out the stains in his bathroom ceiling where a skylight had leaked in the past! It worked for him too! Took two times, for him, same as for me! It smells very strong of bleach, so ventilation is a good idea when using it!
It was not expensive, and I will buy it again! Rail!
I have used Zep on difficult stains as well, just not on a ceiling. Great product.
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