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December 11, 2011

UpShot Kilz Overhead Stain Concealer — One of my top 10 favorite household products


This stuff is wizard: it has a special angled opening that sprays upward.

I featured it four years ago and and had occasion to use it once again yesterday, on some ceiling stains that had gradually developed over time, most likely from water.

You know the kind — they're the ones you try to avoid looking at when you enter the room.

Why not spiff up your place before the holidays and amaze everyone with your newfound enterprise?

Your secret's safe with me.

Here's Episode 2 from November 24, 2007 (it incorporates the June 21, 2007 Episode 1 post in which I first noted the existence of this product).

From time to time I actually buy and use stuff I feature here.

If it's any good I follow up the original post with a real review as opposed to some company's chatter.

Guess what?

We have a winner, namely, Up Shot Overhead Stain Sealer.

Here's Episode 1 from June 21, 2007:

    Kilz Up Shot Overhead Stain Sealer


    If your house or apartment is more than five minutes old, you've got a stain on your ceiling — maybe more than one.

    Sure, you could buy special paint and a brush and make a big mess and not solve the problem — but you (and I, let's not be cute here) don't because we know it's just a big pain in the butt that probably won't make the stain disappear.

    So why not try this clever alternative?

    I am.

    Faster, cheaper, easier and a lot more in control.

    From websites:

    Kilz Up Shot Overhead Stain Sealer

    Original formula Kilz primer/sealer for sealing, blocking, and covering stains

    Uniquely packaged with a vertical spray tip designed primarily for use on acoustical ceilings.

    The slightly tinted spray matches most aged ceilings for quick and easy coverage.

    Designed to block water and cover and seal smoke and grease stains.

    Can be topcoated after only 15 minutes of drying time.

    Just aim Up Shot Stain Sealer at the ceiling and spray.

    It has never been easier to cover ugly ceiling stains.

    May be used on any overhead surface.

    10 oz. aerosol.


I used it on a bathroom ceiling above a shower stall that had mildew on it that I simply couldn't scrub away; an upstairs hallway corner that about once a year gets water-stained after a heavy rain; and a downstairs ceiling that shows the effects of an occasional bathtub overflow above (don't ask).

All three areas were miraculously better after a spritz with Up Shot.

A second application the next day made it so you couldn't tell there was anything wrong before (except for the bathroom, which required a third application).

Highly recommended.


At $6.88, cheap at twice the price.

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One question before I buy this. Does overspray drip back onto you?

Posted by: Whmom2 | Dec 12, 2011 10:39:23 PM

Joe, I bought this after your post four years ago. It works! Easy to use! Thanks!

Posted by: StCasserole | Dec 11, 2011 9:39:06 PM

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