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How Do I Get Rid Of This?

Anonymous
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It was like this when I moved in. I have tried several cleaners including mildew cleaners and bleach. I also tried a magic eraser.

Do I just paint over it? Would paint even cover that?

It's not all over my bathroom. Just some spots.
Posted by Anonymous on Apr. 11, 2016 at 9:04 AM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Apr. 11, 2016 at 9:07 AM
I'm not sure what I'm looking at here. Is that where the floor and the wall meet? Do you have any idea what the stain is from?

Have you tried some CLR? Or vinegar?
bleumonster
by Sapphire Member on Apr. 11, 2016 at 9:09 AM
If mildew cleaner and bleach didn't touch it, I have no idea.
Momtoone07
by Emerald Member on Apr. 11, 2016 at 9:15 AM
Has the roof and/or siding been fixed? If so, you are going to want to paint and prime. Kilz makes a good primer. Prime and then paint.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Apr. 11, 2016 at 9:17 AM
It's just going to come back unless you ventilate the bathroom.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Apr. 11, 2016 at 9:28 AM
Kilz is great stuff.

Is it water damage? Make sure you don't have any leaks.

Quoting Momtoone07: Has the roof and/or siding been fixed? If so, you are going to want to paint and prime. Kilz makes a good primer. Prime and then paint.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 5 on Apr. 11, 2016 at 9:44 AM

I have no clue. I wouldn't have moved into that place at all if I saw that when looked at it the first time.

Momtoone07
by Emerald Member on Apr. 11, 2016 at 10:40 AM
That is, for sure, water damage.

Quoting Anonymous 4: Kilz is great stuff.

Is it water damage? Make sure you don't have any leaks.

Quoting Momtoone07: Has the roof and/or siding been fixed? If so, you are going to want to paint and prime. Kilz makes a good primer. Prime and then paint.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 6 on Apr. 11, 2016 at 10:42 AM
That looks like a leak from somewhere.
LissieRun
by on Apr. 11, 2016 at 10:43 AM
We used kilz, but I gotta say if it's greasy feeling it might be smoke stains and kilz doesn't always get rid of that. We still have a few problem areas

Quoting Momtoone07: Has the roof and/or siding been fixed? If so, you are going to want to paint and prime. Kilz makes a good primer. Prime and then paint.
Momtoone07
by Emerald Member on Apr. 11, 2016 at 3:22 PM
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After being a General Contractor for twenty years, I can safely say that is not smoke stains. That is water damage.

Quoting LissieRun: We used kilz, but I gotta say if it's greasy feeling it might be smoke stains and kilz doesn't always get rid of that. We still have a few problem areas

Quoting Momtoone07: Has the roof and/or siding been fixed? If so, you are going to want to paint and prime. Kilz makes a good primer. Prime and then paint.
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