What s the best way to clean smoke off of walls?

3 Answers

  • 1 month ago

    A long handled sponge mop with blue glass cleaner works great and easy. Then go over it with just water and the mop. Presto... clean and bright as new paint!

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    My friend Wendy bought a house where there had been three heavy smokers for thirty years. The first time she painted, it just wouldn't stick for all the smoke coating the drywall.

    I remember she scrubbed them down repeatedly with various solutions, and that baking soda was in some of them, something about it cutting the tar aspect.

    IIRC, in the end she use TSP (a powder, trisodium phosphate, found at Lowe's and Home Depot) in water, a scrub brush, and lots of elbow grease. I think she said she had to rinse, too, which was a pain.

    She also used Kilz primer under the paint to stop further bleed-through if there was any smoke remaining.

    When she'd finished all this work, I remember, you couldn't tell the walls had ever had a problem. The paint was fine.

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  • 1 month ago

    a little bit of baking soda and vinegar solution (not too much though)

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