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        Our renter is leaving and she was a heavy cigarette smoker. Any suggestions how we remove the smoke film from the walls before we paint?
        The film is quite heavy. Thanks
         
        Posts: 38 | Registered: Oct 19, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        Try Simple Green, Greased Lightning or TSP/90. If it's bad enough, it might be worth having the walls profesionally cleaned.
         
        Posts: 834 | Location: Rogers City, MI | Registered: Sep 25, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        And then reprime with a coat of BIN to cover both stains and odor.


        Jaybee
         
        Posts: 10092 | Location: Knoxville, Tennessee | Registered: Sep 27, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        I would scrub everything down with TSP, and reprime or use a high quality prime/paint in one. Also, you can buy or rent an Ozone generator after you're done, to remove any residual smoke odor. We used one after a rodent died in our wall (gross!), and it was amazing how it totally eliminated the odor that was seeping throughout the entire house!!
         
        Posts: 2 | Registered: Aug 03, 2013Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        Third vote for TSP. I just recently used this product on a side job {family members abode} and was amazed at the results. Was a miracle product to clean paneling for painting.


        Popeye only reached for the Spinach can as a last resort...
         
        Posts: 1391 | Location: Central Pennsylvania | Registered: Jun 02, 2010Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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