Sorry for the 2nd house-related post this week, but any insight would be much appreciated. Earlier this year, my neighbor in our townhome complex decided to take a trip to Korea, and as luck would have it, 2 water leaks decided to wreak havoc with my garage ceiling. Now, the design of this townhome complex is a bit different, with certain areas overlapping, so she has a bedroom, bathroom, and part of her balcony (which houses a water heater) directly over, or rather, on top of my garage. The water heater began leaking water and it eventually seeped through the floor, leaving some pretty big unsightly water stains and causing some of the popcorn texture on the garage ceiling to fall off. Over another section of the garage, her toilet sprung a leak as well, neccessitating 2 sections of the ceiling be cut out so that the water could leak directly into a bucket and to minimize the damage. Over the course of 2 months, this bathroom leak began dripping down where I couldn't visibly see it, but it left stains on the vertical wall adjoining the ceiling. Needless to say, the neighbor is responsible for fixing everything, but I'm having trouble getting through to her and her contractor. I've asked, and now demanded, that all the walls and ceiling be repainted, as 2 out of four surfaces have been damaged. I plan on selling this place next summer, and cannot have 2 walls one shade of white, and 2 other walls another shade of white, hence my request that everything be repainted. Now, the neighbor has agreed to paint all the walls, but not the ceiling. Something about not being able to guarantee that the paint will adhere, and the popcorn texture coming off. I've read up a bit online and the consensus seems to be that using an oil based stain sealant/blocker will allow any water damaged surfaces to be repainted. Am I wrong in asking the neighbor to bring in another contractor, or pay whatever needs to be paid for the current one to do the job correctly?