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Old 07-23-2012, 09:30 PM   #1
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Cool Overhead water stain ideas

Looking for ideas for overhead water stains(betcha never seen those before) leaks seem to have been repaired.
Paint? Stain remover? New fabric?
Inexpensive is good ! Thanks

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Old 07-23-2012, 09:43 PM   #2
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If ceiling is fabric consider a carpet cleaner. Worked fine on our Alpine to remove stains from an air conditioner leak.

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Old 07-23-2012, 10:23 PM   #3
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Lefty: Woolite OXY Deep carpet stain remover has worked well. Spray on, use soft brush or sponge, then blot with water & sponge then towel dry. If you work the fabric too much it will fuzz up.
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If you don't want to run to the store just now, I've heard that misting vinegar on the stain and blotting it with a moist towel is suppose to work. Haven't tried it myself yet.
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Old 07-24-2012, 05:47 AM   #5
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Has anyone ever tried dying or covering the existing ceiling material? Thanks
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Old 07-24-2012, 06:00 AM   #6
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If painted use kilz in spray can then paint to match.
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We used oxy-clean fabric and upholstery clean with perfect results
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We used oxy-clean fabric and upholstery clean with perfect results
I had good luck with Oxy Clean carpet stain and spot remover also. Worked well for me.
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x3 on the Oxyclean. I mixed 1/2 (about 1 Tbsp.) scoop in a quart hand spray bottle and mixed it well. Be sure the area is dry before you spray it as it will spread the stain if it is wet. I used a shop vac to dry the ceiling initially. I also used a fan to blow air thru the MH to dry things out. Don't saturate the area, but spray it lightly and let it dry thoroughly. Repeat as necessary. Don't rub the fabric as it will loose it's definition of the nap. I hope this helps.

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