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Repainting short, localised water leak in bathroom ceiling

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by mplar, 8 Mar 2015.

  1. mplar

    mplar

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    Hi Everyone,

    I recently had a burst pipe send a stream of water through the ceiling of my bathroom. The water funneled through the openings for the halogen lights. A plumber was called out to stop the leak in the flat above. There are no visible signs of damage aside from a small hairline crack in the ceiling.

    Please could you give me advice on how long I must wait for the plaster to dry before repainting. The finish is already oil-based anti-fungal, so there is no smell of damp after the event.

    I am leaving the radiators on to help the ceiling dry out, but I am not sure if opening a window would help as well. Not sure how long it typically takes for a ceiling to dry out. The area of the ceiling is quite small.

    Thanks for your help.

    mpl
     
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  3. Nige F

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    Should be fine now ;)
     
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