I had a problem with our gas fireplace and didn't realize it until a few weeks went by. Apparently the flue was never opened all the way, so now I have some dark stains on my ceiling.
No problem, just takes time. You can apply primer over the paint you've done. It dries quicly. Then add a coat of paint over that.
Try KIltz & then paint, this should take care of the bleeding.
You've already gotten the right advice for taking care of your ceiling-it's simple, really. But, before you do anything else, GO BUY A CO DETECTOR! If that gas fireplace malfunctioned long enough to soot up your ceiling, you're very lucky that you haven't given your local funeral director some early business. Spend $20.00 and stay alive.
Well i have learned alot in the last week about painting !!! u may want to wash the walls with a product called TSP it wont take the primer off the walls and when u have done that then u can paint it whatever color u want Follow directions for using the TSP
Its o.k. that you already have painted over the spots ad an additional coat of KILZ its a primer that covers water spots and smoke stains it can be bought at your local wal-mart just like paint, you can buy a quart or a gallon. It also works for other stains and can be used as a "paint" and can be customized to all sorts of colors if you dont want white. Good Luck!
It doesn't matter how many coat of water-based emulsion you use, the stain will come back through when it's dry. A cheap way of sealing the stain is to use a oil-based undercoat or a oil-based gloss. Let it dry then apply the emulsion and the stain shouldn't come back through.
I am painting kitchen cabinets from a house with a chain smoker. I lightly sanded and cleaned with TSP, sprayed two coats of Kills primer. The smoke stains are still coming through; I cannot use oil base paints or stains. Any Ideas?