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Old 08-19-2018, 04:43 PM   #1
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Motor home carpeted ceiling stains

Has anyone replaced the carpeted ceiling in a motor Home? I have a 2001 Pace Arrow 37 foot that has old water stains. I would like to replace with new carpet on the ceiling or other suggested material that would be easy to install.
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Old 08-19-2018, 05:07 PM   #2
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Replacing Carpet

I have never replaced ceiling carpet but I have hired a carpet cleaning company to remove the stains. If you want to replace the carpet, find an independent carpet installer and have them give you a quote on the costs.
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Old 08-19-2018, 05:44 PM   #3
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I would try some carpet stain remover. I have a spot as well that I am going to try it on, can't hurt.
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We had ceiling stains from a leak on ours when we bought it. I used a small carpet cleaner with a hand wand and it took the stains out. Remember to address the leak first!
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We used "Woolite with Oxyclean" which comes in a spray bottle. Works great. Be careful if you use a carpet cleaner/shampooer. If you get the sub surface (likely Luan or ply), too wet under the carpet material, it will leach back into the material (gravity) and look even worse than before.
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Old 08-19-2018, 06:57 PM   #6
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Just use Clorox cleaner bleach spray, for surfaces. Spray on, wipe with paper towels and all stains will be gone.
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Old 08-19-2018, 07:32 PM   #7
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Ditto on bleach, my last motorhome (Safari) had beige/off white ceiling carpet with ceiling stains, to clean I would hold a piece of cardboard under area spayed, I found misting stain a few times worked the best, I had a couple of really bad areas, when finished you could not see any signs of water damage.
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I removed my ceiling stains using a product named Shout. I would heavily spray the stain than use a shop vac to remove / dry the cleaner. Very easy!
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Thanks everyone!

I have tried bleach and it does seem to work for awhile but then bleeds back through. I will try some of the other suggestions.
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bleeds back through once the bleach dries or after days / weeks / months? Is there still a leak?
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Whatever you try, I would start on inside of a cabinet if you have carpeting on the top of the cabinet. Just in case
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Old 08-21-2018, 02:52 AM   #14
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If stain back, then you still have water coming in.
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