Help! Blue spots coming through white paint?!

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Hi all,

I need help! I’ve recently moved into an apartment building and blue spots have been appearing through the white paint in my bedroom. I have no idea what they are.

Can someone please identify the problem and tell me how to fix it! It’s driving me mad!
I’ve attached a photograph.

Thank you so much!

Jess
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ChrispyUK

Well-Known Member
Hi all,

I need help! I’ve recently moved into an apartment building and blue spots have been appearing through the white paint in my bedroom. I have no idea what they are.

Can someone please identify the problem and tell me how to fix it! It’s driving me mad!
I’ve attached a photograph.

Thank you so much!

Jess
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need more photos. If not furry, then could be some ‘artwork’ that’s been painted over that had ink in. Is it all over, or just localised? Zinsser do good stain block paint, but not particularly cheap.
I’m sure @Tom81 and @themucky1 Will be along shortly to advise.
 

themucky1

Well-Known Member
Thanks @ChrispyUK
@Jesswilliams7654 put your hand on the surface that has these spots, is the surface warm? If so I’m afraid it could be measles.
If its cool to touch urge good news is it’s not measles but penetrating damp.
Bad news is your new apartment building will probably collapse quicker than the economy following coronavirus. Glad I could be of assistance
 

The Hobo

Well-Known Member
Hi all,

I need help! I’ve recently moved into an apartment building and blue spots have been appearing through the white paint in my bedroom. I have no idea what they are.

Can someone please identify the problem and tell me how to fix it! It’s driving me mad!
I’ve attached a photograph.

Thank you so much!

Jess
View attachment 50454
Hi all,

I need help! I’ve recently moved into an apartment building and blue spots have been appearing through the white paint in my bedroom. I have no idea what they are.

Can someone please identify the problem and tell me how to fix it! It’s driving me mad!
I’ve attached a photograph.

Thank you so much!

Jess
View attachment 50454
walls or ceiling /ceiling im thinking
 

rlheckman

New Member
Hi all,

I need help! I’ve recently moved into an apartment building and blue spots have been appearing through the white paint in my bedroom. I have no idea what they are.

Can someone please identify the problem and tell me how to fix it! It’s driving me mad!
I’ve attached a photograph.

Thank you so much!

Jess
View attachment 50454
I have this same problem. Did you ever find out the cause?
 

essexandy

The Lake Governor
My first thought was someone’s stuck those ‘kids glowing stars things’ to a bedroom ceiling and whatever adhesive they used is bleeding through . In which case I’d try painting on stain stop before emulsion.
Good to see you're more than happy to wing it with decorating as well as as plastering Jess. Respect.
 

The Hobo

Well-Known Member
Hi all,

I need help! I’ve recently moved into an apartment building and blue spots have been appearing through the white paint in my bedroom. I have no idea what they are.

Can someone please identify the problem and tell me how to fix it! It’s driving me mad!
I’ve attached a photograph.

Thank you so much!

Jess
View attachment 50454
think we put it down to badly stored boards last time it came on here spray them with stain blocker
 

MakeItSmooth

Well-Known Member
Oil-based undercoat or eggshell has solved water stain and tobacco stain issues on ceilings for me (friends and family houses), several times, over the years, and just as many times for other people I've recommended it to.

If I had no suitable paint, and needed to solve a ceiling stain, I'd quite happily buy oil-based undercoat/eggshell instead of stainblocker, if it was cheaper, as it's never failed for me :birra:
 
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