Asked on Dec 7, 2019

What can I buy to mask smoke smell while cleaning it?

By Brittany GoldwynSharonDwp7470b


I need to wash the walls to get rid of the smoke but a short time in the house gives me a migraine.

Is there something inexpensive to wear to help me not breath the smoke while I clean?

What is the best solution of chemicals to wash those walls with?

Thank you

7 answers
  • Vimarhonor
    on Dec 7, 2019

    I completely understand your situation.

    Could you possibly wear a soft mask and place something on the the outside to mask and block the offensive odor?

    In the OR we would put a mint oil dab on the outside of our our masks- or wave that a gauze in the air with with it when exposed to noxious odors. Ive also seen TV shows were the coroner uses Vicks vaporub on the mask that could be the best option as it is meant to be on the skin. Keep scents away from the eyes in any case.

  • Gk
    on Dec 7, 2019

    Vinegar in warm water with just a drop or so of dish soap will help remove that smoke smell. The vinegar smell will dissipate as it dries. You will also have to clean any kind of flooring, drapes/curtains, and furniture. Don't forget about closet walls as well. Repainting walls and ceilings also helps. It's a big job.

  • Lifestyles Homes
    Lifestyles Homes
    on Dec 7, 2019

    I would wear a P95 or P100 respirator mask. They aren’t expensive and can be used over and over again, if you store it somewhere clean & safe.

  • Lifestyles Homes
    Lifestyles Homes
    on Dec 7, 2019

    Be sure and ventilate the room and wear latex or rubber gloves.

  • Dwp7470b
    on Dec 8, 2019

    You can put yarn through 3 balls of soap and wear them. Yeah it will look a bit silly, but: I am sure it will do wonders to relieve you before you get your migraines.

  • Sharon
    on Dec 9, 2019

    Is this cigarette smoke or fire smoke? I use Dollar Tree Awesome Orange in the half gallon, get the car sponge and rubber kitchen gloves to clean my clients homes of grease and cigarrette smoke. If its fire smoke, I suggest you get Room Shocker for each room to deodorize it for a day or two. Either way wear a good rated mask. When we used to rehab apartments when I was manager, they put 1-2 coats of primer on before painting. We would throw out the curtains and carpet. Average cost for a 1 bedroom apartment was $6,000.

  • By Brittany Goldwyn
    By Brittany Goldwyn
    on Dec 13, 2019

    I'd get a respirator. Makes me sick too!

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