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Slowly spreading water stain on the kitchen ceiling

Posted on 7th June, 2019

Last 3 weeks or so we noted water stain on the kitchen ceiling. It has been slowly spreading.

Water stain on kitchen ceiling















I knew there must be some water leakage from the bathroom which is just above our kitchen. Leaky bathtub must be the cause as there was no leakage around the sink or toilet.

I put some silicone sealant all around the bathtub and along the nearby joints. Opened the bathtub drain and tigtened the seal using some plumbers putty

Still the water mark was increasing.

Called the plumber and he found the leakge from around the base of mixer taps.

Leakage sites


He put new washers and it stopped the leakage. He had to remove the bathtub side panel for access under the bathtub. He fitted a new bathtub waste and overflow as the old one was not completely water. Spent £220 on parts and labour.


If left for long, the leakage could lead rottening of the woods and major damage to the ceiling of the kitchen incurring much higher expenditure to repair!


How I painted the water stain:

Bought Zinsser Cover Stain Primer Paint White, 500mls from from Toolstation for £8.84. Applied 2 coats on the water stain on the kitchen ceiling.

Bought Wilko Pure Brilliant White Matt Emulsion Paint 2.5 litre for £7.0 - applied 3 coats after Cover Stain.

Result is not too bad!

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