What to do When You Find a Wet Spot on the Wall

A wet spot on the wall is typically a sign that your house could use some attention. Now, we’ve all taken a shower a bit too long that caused moisture to stick to the walls of the bathroom. That’s not the type of wetness I’m talking about, though. Damp patches, especially after a rainfall, is usually a sign that something is going on. Since this can be anything from issues with the external wall to leaky pipes, we recommend contacting the experts to deal with the problem swiftly and professionally. 

If you’re more of a DIY person, though, you’re going to need some tips about what to do when you find a wet spot on your wall. Our professionals have got you covered. We have helped thousands of homeowners throughout the United States fix damp walls and make them look as good as new. Now, we’re here to help you. Let’s get started.

Find the Root Cause

First and foremost, you need to figure out what is causing your specific wet spot on the wall. There are two common possibilities: condensation, leaks, and inadequate draining. 


As mentioned earlier, condensation is common in households and isn’t always a problem. However, problems with mold or mildew may arise with high levels of moisture. Your drywall may also become stained. 


Leaks are another common cause of wet spots on walls. This is mostly due to leaks in your home plumbing system. Washing machines, bathtubs, and other water-centered appliances are typically the main culprit. If the wet spot is on the ceiling, though, you may have a faulty roof. 

Repair the Problem

Once you have found the cause of your problems, you can get started on fixing it. Unfortunately, there is not one simple solution for these problems. Most of them require in-depth knowledge about plumbing. You may even need entirely new pipes in your home. If mold is present in your home, that’s an entirely new issue. Either way, it is essential to get these repairs done before you do any type of refurbishing work. Otherwise, these problems will only get worse and ruin the work you put in to cover it up. Paint will be especially prone to peeling, chipping, and fading if there are water issues underneath.

Make it Look As Good As New

Once you have taken care of the problem the fun can begin! New paint can completely transform any home into a personal haven. Look at trending paint colors, imagine the possibilities of the space, and then get to work! With all the problems from underneath taken care of, you can rest easy knowing that your paint job will stick around for a long time. You may even want to spend some extra money on high-durability paint to ensure that you don’t have to go through this process sooner than you want to. Painting professionals can give you good recommendations for primers and paint to use for your specific project. 

Work with CertaPro Painters

Finding a wet spot on the wall can lead to a world of trouble. However, if you work with CertaPro Painters, you can have it fixed in no time! Our professionals offer a wide variety of services including drywall repairs and carpentry. We are a one-stop shop for any problems you may have with your home. All you have to do to get started is fill out our free, no obligation form or call us at 310-393-3133. We look forward to working with you!