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Dec 25, 2012, 07:44 AM
removing smoke
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
Dec 25, 2012, 09:42 AM
Try Simple Green, Greased Lightning or TSP/90. If it's bad enough, it might be worth having the walls profesionally cleaned.
Dec 25, 2012, 02:23 PM
And then reprime with a coat of BIN to cover both stains and odor.

Aug 03, 2013, 02:39 PM
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!!
Aug 07, 2013, 05:53 PM
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.

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