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Old 07-05-2016, 11:02 PM   #1
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Cleaning water stains in ceiling

Sister and her husband just bought a class a with some water staining around one of the skylights. It has the carpet type head liner. Tried to do a search first but just get tons of threads that have nothing to due with cleaning the ceiling. If you could please list the strength you use of the product, full, 10% and the rest water, or whatever you mix it with would be very helpful!
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Old 07-05-2016, 11:24 PM   #2
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I've used this carpet cleaner on ceilings with good results.
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We used to get water stains on the front drapes of the motorhome we used to have where the drapes touched heavy condensation on the windshield on cold days. I used hydrogen peroxide mixed about 50:50 with water. It should also work on a fabric ceiling. Test in an inconspicuous area first to make sure the ceiling material is color fast. Put the mixture into a spray bottle, spray, and let it sit until it dries. Repeat if necessary.
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Tried the peroxide, maybe mine wasn't strong enough, but it didn't really do enough. Found a mix of 50% bleach and 50% water and then sucking it with a shop vac to give the best results. Read in a thread that people would just soak it with the bleach solution and then let it dry but after the staining continued to come back after repeated applications tried using the shop vac and it did the trick.
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Oxy clean in a spray bottle. Start at the outside of the stain and work toward the middle.


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I saw an ad for a product at camping world. Cant remember the name but they showed a video of it and it worked great.
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I believe this is the stuff
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Tried the peroxide, maybe mine wasn't strong enough, but it didn't really do enough. Found a mix of 50% bleach and 50% water and then sucking it with a shop vac to give the best results. Read in a thread that people would just soak it with the bleach solution and then let it dry but after the staining continued to come back after repeated applications tried using the shop vac and it did the trick.
Peroxide did nothing for my stain either. I even bought some carpet cleaner spray that people recommended and it didn't do anything. I used a 40% bleach/water spray and would just let it dry. Took a few applications, but it looks fantastic.
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I used a 40% bleach/water spray and would just let it dry. Took a few applications, but it looks fantastic.
I've used about the same mixture and just mist it on and let dry. Several applications were necessary. I think that using too much brings the underlying stuff to the surface.
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Oxi clean 50/50 in a spray bottle worked great for me. Spray, scrub with towel, wipe dry with another towel. Repeat as necessary.
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Oxy clean in a spray bottle. Start at the outside of the stain and work toward the middle.


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This, but use very hot water. Then use a rug cleaner with a suction hose, or even a wet vac, to suck out the stain along with the oxy solution.
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I used Instagone. Off white to light beige carpet type ceilings.

It smells like a bleach-type product, so you need to be carefull, don't just start saturating the stains.

I used a light mist, let it work for a bit, and then used a fairly damp rag to wipe over what I just sprayed, to neutralize the Instagone. No empirical evidence for me to do so. It just seemed to make sense, and no negative results. I did not want an overly white bleach spot on the ceiling.

In my case, I would give it an A rating. It did what it said it would do.
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X2 on the recommendation to use Folex carpet & upholstery cleaner
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