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Is it a good idea to paint over water damage to your ceiling and walls?

Keep your house beautiful and strong for longer with professional waterproofing treatment of your roof and walls. 

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India, First Published Mar 8, 2021, 1:28 PM IST
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The upkeep of the house, however, requires regular efforts to ensure that it stays beautiful and strong. When conversing with homeowners, some of the common problems they faced were damage to the walls and ceilings caused due to water seepage.

A lot of our readers asked if it would be a good idea to just paint over the seepage stains on the walls to cover it up. Here is what our home interior experts have to say on this topic.

“Painting over the stains may give a temporary solution but it does not stop the damage from spreading.”

Painting over the water stains on the walls or the ceiling would work only as a quick fix. It cannot be considered as a long-term solution because it does not address the root cause of the problem. The reason behind the water damage is cracks in the ceiling due to thermal expansion and contraction. If you want your walls to remain strong, you will have to first repair the cracks and then consider painting.

“Paint cannot stop health problems such as mold.”

A coat of paint on your walls and ceiling might beautify the damaged room, but it will not resolve health-related issues such as mold. Painting the walls does not stop the moisture from seeping into the walls, thus making it a prime spot for bacterial and fungal infestations. 

“Painting becomes a recurring cost and reduces the resale value of the house.”

If you only paint over the stains and do not address the source of the water seepage, you will have to regularly invest in getting the house and ceiling painted. Paint films will not be able to stand extreme weather variations and even leaks from the overhead or water storage tank would be enough to erode the layer of paint from the roof. As walls become weak from inside, the value of the house would also reduce which would especially be harmful in the long run.

“The best solution to stop and repair water damage is to get professional waterproofing treatment for the ceiling.”

Instead of investing again and again into painting the walls to hide the damage, it can be easily repaired with a good quality waterproofing treatment. Roofs are the most common areas for seepage and reliable products such as Dr Fixit Roofseal can help protect the roof and the walls from water damage. Waterproofing is extremely beneficial as it:

* Prevents the walls from exposing cracks thus putting a stop to water seepage.
* Reduces the possibility of moisture seeping into the walls thus eliminating health problems like mold or bacterial infections.
* Protects and strengthens the structure of the house.
* Keeps the walls and the house beautiful for longer periods of time.

Dr Fixit Roofseal is a product worth considering if you want to prevent permanent water damage in your house. It has PU hybrid coating that is powered by nano-fibre technology that gives extra elasticity and allows the coating to be spread evenly for uniform coating strength. The elastomeric nature sustains the extreme Indian weather conditions and stops exposure of cracks to sources of water seepage.

Keep your house beautiful and strong for longer with professional waterproofing treatment of your roof and walls. 
 

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