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Old 04-15-2016, 10:34 PM   #1
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Help, remove water stain in ceiling... ??

Looking at older used motorhome. It has small water stain in the ceiling of a cupboard (carpet type ceiling). It is almost black and about 4 years old. Roof was re-sealed at that time.

Wondering if anyone has any ideas on how to remove (lighten) this type of stain???
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Old 04-15-2016, 10:37 PM   #2
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I would try using 10% bleach mixed with water in a spray bottle. Spray it on, dab it off and let try. Repeat until it lightens up or comes clean.

If that doesn't do it, I would buy some fabric spray paint and paint it since it's in a cabinet.
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Hydrogen peroxide , solution ; note cover anything you don't want to be white.
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Oxiclean carpet. Spray on -blot with white towel. Too agressive rubbing will fuzz the ceiling.
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If you are considering buying this, I would suggest you run like mad, unless the price is only a few hundred dollars, and you are looking for a project.

A black water stain is mold. The inside surface of the ceiling is the last place to get moldy. Cleaning this won't fix the problem. Most likely there is black mold in the ceiling where you can't see it, probably due to a leak. You can expect that mold you can't see will be much more extensive than the mold you can.
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Thanks for the replies. Just to let you know... Apparently the more I thought about it the blacker the spot seemed to be (in my mind). Fortunately I managed to make it worse than it really was.
Went back to look again and the spot is a light (very) grey water stain. Did try the bleach and water suggestion and viola it cleaned right up and everything looked great.

Just thought I'd let folks know I appreciate the help and it was successful.

The only problem is that on the way back home we stopped at a dealer (just to look) and the Supreme Commander found a new one that she is crazy about. Good thing we were just looking....yeah right.

Soooo, the saga continues.
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