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After everything has dried out, dont try to paint drywall over a water stain until you have applied a few coats of a good stain blocking primer first until you no longer see the stain. Then it is ok to paint the wall.


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Tim, diceless is right about drilling holes to let out any water. If you get all of the water out quickly, chances are you will only be left needing to patch the holes you drilled, which is pretty easy. If a lot of water comes out of any spots, you may want to cut a small square hole (like 3x3) to make sure all of the water comes out and to allow air to get ...


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First, start with your home insurance. You pay for it, might as well use it for cases like this. Water damage can be costly or it could just be a let it dry and patch a couple of holes. You will not know until things get checked out. If you think you might have standing water on the garage ceiling, drill a couple of small holes where you think it might ...


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There are a few options that can be used to repair this damage. You can use standard joint compound (non-lightweight), and apply it in thin coats to avoid cracking due to shrinking, joint compound mixed with plaster, or professional grade oil based drywall spackle. The first step would be to dry the wall and inspect it for mold. If there is any surface mold ...


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Honestly that seems fine to me. For added peace of mind, you can spray it with bleach. If you live in a particularly dry and sunny climate, you could also leave it out in the sun on some concrete. I live in the desert and this works great; the sun dries and disinfects anything in hours. What you should be more worried about is your drywall. Poke it with ...



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