Things You Will Need
- Paint roller with a long nap (to reach into the holes in the ceiling tiles)
- Stain blocking latex primer (such as Kilz)
- Latex paint
- Paint brush
- Drop cloths
- Paint roller pan
Painting ceiling tiles with water damage is similar to painting nearly any other household surface. The paint may cause an acoustical ceiling to lose a small amount of its sound dampening properties, but otherwise the end result will be much more attractive than water stained ceilings.
Painting a water-damaged ceiling is also significantly cheaper than replacing a ceiling stained by water.
- Check to be sure that whatever caused the water damage has been repaired and allow the ceiling to dry completely.
- Lay out your drop cloth on the floor under where you will be painting.
- Pour some primer into the roller pan and use the paint roller to apply a coat of primer to the ceiling. Allow to dry overnight.
- Use the paint roller to apply the latex paint to the ceiling, allow the first coat to dry overnight, then apply a second coat.
- Use the paintbrush to go around any edges or spots that you cannot reach with the roller.