How to Remove Water Stains Painted Walls

Water is just a splendid gift of nature. It is an essential part of our life and no living thing can survive without water. We use water for drinking, cooking, cleaning, swimming and island-hopping, etc., but it can also leave its mark on the walls of homes or buildings. Usually the kitchen and bathroom walls get stains from water. But it is very simple and easy to clean the water stains from the painted walls.

Whether your home has painted walls or papered walls, keep walls clean and gleaming with these tips for wall cleaning and maintenance.

Use Magic Eraser

Magic eraser has made the job of removing water stains more easy than it was before. So, remove water stains painted walls. Wet the magic eraser with water to activate it. Then make sure to squeeze out the extra amount of water for keeping your wall safe from any extra drips.

Swipe across the dirty, spotted surface of the wall firmly. Soon the walls will sparkle.

Wash the Wall

You can simply wash your wall if it is painted with latex paint using warm water and a nonabrasive all-purpose cleaner. But keep one thing in mind while washing walls, always wash the entire wall. Ceasing the activity before you finish the whole wall can cause “wash marks”: a wave effect caused by stop-and-go wall washing.  Keep away from this by washing the complete wall in a single session, utilizing a similar sort and quality of cleaning solution.

Here is another very simple way to remove water stains from painted walls. You Will Need the following things:

  • A bucket
  • Bleach
  • A large sponge
  • Paper towels
  • A paintbrush or roller
  • Stain-blocking primer
  • Paint

Fix the Source of the Leak

The number one step for removing the water stains from the wall or ceiling is to fix the source of the leak. This step is crucial before repairing water stains for doing your job effectively.

Create the Cleaning Solution

The step number two is to mix the cleaning solution. Take one part of bleach and three parts of water in the bucket and mix them, but do not forget to wear the gloves first. As your safety comes first.

Apply the Mixture

Next step is to scrub away the mold (if your wall has any mold, then scrub it off first). Apply the mixture with the help of a large sponge.

Apply the Primer

Applying the primer will restrain the watermarks for future. So it is a very important step when we talk about the removing of water stains from painted walls. Use a roller or the brush to apply the primer (stain-blocking primer) to cover the area and to make sure that the stain does not come back.


You may need to repaint that area after applying the primer, but let the primer dry first.  It is not necessary, but it depends on the condition of the wall. So wait the primer to dry, then paint that wall area. Now you have a new wall. These steps will convert your old walls to new ones.