How to cover an area of stained wall

Task difficulty: Very easy

You want to cover felt tip pen, damp or water stains on an area of wall and stop them from reappearing.

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Step by step process

  1. Step 1

    Step 1

    If the stains are caused by damp or water, make sure that the original cause of the problem has been rectified before treating the area.

  2. Step 2

    Step 2

    Ensure the wall is clean, dry and free from loose material before applying any Polycell.

  3. Step 3

    Step 3

    Shake the Polycell Stain Stop Aerosol for one minute - you will hear the steel pellet rattling inside.

  4. Step 4

    Step 4

    Wearing eye protection, spray the aerosol evenly over the stain from a distance of 20 - 30 cm until it is fully covered.

  5. Step 5

    Step 5

    Stain Stop dries in around 10 minutes, after which time a second coat can be applied if required.

  6. Step 6

    Step 6

    Once the stain has been disguised, paint over it with an emulsion of your choice. If you choose to over paint with a gloss or eggshell paint, prime the treated area first with a water-based paint.

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