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Old 05-24-2018, 09:17 PM   #1
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Ceiling water stain removal

HI,
I tried a search to no avail.
Can anyone give me an idea of what to use to remove water stains from the ceiling of my motor home?

I had a slight leak this winter that left a stain in the cloth ceiling material above the drivers seat. Of course you notice it as soon as you walk in the door, (at least I do)

There has to be something that can be sprayed onto the stain that will remove most of it.

Thanks in advance,
Jim
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Old 05-25-2018, 05:20 AM   #2
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try marking it with a tide pen and see what happens. carpet cleaner might do it too but I would be afraid of damaging the glue backing.
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Old 05-25-2018, 05:31 AM   #3
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You could try a mix of 1/2 cup of white vinegar to one cup of distilled water. Use a spray bottle to apply it to the fabric.

Vacuum the area first and make sure it is completely dry before you start. Spray the area and then dry with a clean white towel. Then use a hair dryer to finish off the process.
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On my last rv we used oxyclean and a spray bottle and a hand brush and a wet vac and rinsed with clear water in a spray bottle and it did a good job, but be sure to cover furniture.
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I'd try to Shout it out. It's good stuff.
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Folex carpet and upholstery cleaner does a good job on shades, may work on ceiling fabric
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Had the same problem on our previous coach with the white carpet (Ozite) ceiling. Hydrogen Peroxide. Wear rubber gloves and carefully spray the HP on the stain but do not let it get extremely wet as you want to avoid loosening the glue. Work in with a small soft brush. Let stand for 1 minute then blot repeatedly with dry paper towel. Repeat the process until the stain is gone.

We had a large 18" diameter stain and a couple of smaller ones. Took a while but we got all the stains out.
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I tried lots of things and found that a 50/50 mixture of bleach and water did the best, spray a little on, let it set a few minutes then blot it off. May have to repeat several times so as not to over soak the ceiling material.
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On my last rv we used oxyclean and a spray bottle and a hand brush and a wet vac and rinsed with clear water in a spray bottle and it did a good job, but be sure to cover furniture.
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Agree, The Oxy-cleen works well but brush lightly and blot, don't rub to dry. The material in my last RV would fuzz if I got too aggressive. Did not rinse, just blotted the oxy.
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I used a small carpet shampooer.
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Before tackling the stain, have you solved the leak issue? Leaks just don't disappear on their own. Good luck!
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I used a small carpet shampooer.
Some full-timers I know used a "Green Machine" upholstery/rug spot cleaner to clean the entire ceiling in the 5er.
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Some full-timers I know used a "Green Machine" upholstery/rug spot cleaner to clean the entire ceiling in the 5er.
Exactly what I used. It works great!I
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Depending on color try dusting with talcum powder. Will not remove but will help a lot in hiding stains on white and near white fabrics.
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