How to Remove Water Stains from Walls and Ceilings

There's no need to sleep staring at that water spot on the ceiling. Get rid of it in a few easy steps.

You will need

  • A bucket
  • Bleach
  • A large sponge
  • Paper towels
  • A paintbrush or roller
  • Stain-blocking primer
  • Paint

Step 1 Fix the source of the leak Fix the source of the leak before repairing water stains.

Step 2 Mix cleaning solution Mix a solution of three parts water and one part bleach in the bucket.

Step 3 Scrub away mold Apply the solution with a large sponge and scrub away any mold. After 20 minutes, rinse the spot with a clean sponge and dry it with paper towels.

Step 4 Apply primer Use a brush or roller to apply a stain-blocking primer to cover the area and ensure that the stain does not come back.

Step 5 Repaint Repaint the area, if necessary, when the primer is dry. You can now sleep soundly knowing your ceiling and walls are as good as new.