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Old 01-23-2013, 05:58 AM   #1
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Ceiling water damage

Fixing up our 97 BEAVER Montery...CAT 300....Allison.....motorhome and previous owners had roof leak....which is fixed.......my quest. is how to remove the water stain on ceiling?.......ceiling is a 'cloth type'....I got on computer and tried 'Insta-gone'........boo......then ordered some Fabric Dye from Don's Sports.......boo....neither one worked.......(trying to keep from taking unit to RV place and have ceiling replaced)....thinking about trying KILZ paint....will cover water stain...but it's a paint?........not sure of using paint on fabric ceiling?....has anyone tackled this kind of situation and had positive results?......

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Old 01-23-2013, 07:52 AM   #2
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Now that you have already applied dye; I don't know if this will work......but it's worth a try.

I have an older American Eagle with the fabric(carpet) ceiling covering. I once had a leak around the skylight which caused a brown stain. Somewhere online, I found a video of someone spraying oxyclean in solution directly onto a similar stain. Within seconds, the stain magically disappeared.

So, I bought a tub of oxyclean, mixed it with water until dissolved, then put it in a clean spray bottle. From that point, it took me a solid thirty seconds to completely eradicate the brown spot. Just spray until lightly soaked and watch the magic


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We had a brown water stain caused by a cracked shower skylight...I poured fresh hydrogen peroxide into a spray bottle....sprayed, and it got lighter, sprayed several more times and the stain has disappeared! I also did the same on the water stains on our front curtains....stains are gone!
No rubbing or scrubbing.
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:22 AM   #4
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Just had a similar leak, brown stain on slide above sofa.
Used our carpet cleaner with the upholstery attachment to suck the stain out after thoroughly wetting the stain with carpet cleaner in a spray bottle.!
Almost looks as good as new.
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Old 01-23-2013, 10:13 AM   #5
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oxyclean in the spray bottle, and a green machine cleaner to pull it back out, or blot it with a clean towel.. It will not be perfect but much better..
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HEY! WAIT... I have found a carpet cleaner called SPOT SHOT. It is instant carpet stain remover and works GREAT. It is dry cleaning fluid. Can has a orange cap and blue can color. Tape off wall and be careful to clean ONLY carpet on ceiling. Best stuff I have found.
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Old 01-25-2013, 09:19 AM   #8
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water stains

97 BEAVER Montery.....CAT 300...Allison....looks like I have a few options to try on ceiling stain.........
thanks to those that responded
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Old 01-25-2013, 10:22 AM   #9
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Oxyclean and carpet shampoo machine did a fine job on carpet type ceiling

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