How do you clean smoke stained walls?

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  • Shoshana Shoshana on Mar 16, 2017
    You can use Kaboom! Just wipe down the Kaboom-ed wall with a sponge. Any residue left over can be wiped down with a solution of water, lemon juice and a bit of dishsoap. Good luck!

  • Rozmund Rozmund on Mar 16, 2017
    Gently...to spare ending up having to do a repaint job...my go to and easy on your lungs..is 4% Industrial Vinegar..working from top to bottom...spray an area 3 feet by 3 feet..
    taping off works if you can't do it all in one day...baseboards may also be stained, as will be the ceiling..but one thing at a time...leave vinegar spray on for a half minute...then wipe off a clean cloth - or old towel...then spray again with just water...distilled water is best as there are no minerals in it...ie iron,calcium,etc...and use a different cloth....old t shirts come in handy..

  • Pam Pam on Mar 26, 2017
    I had a rental unit where the tenants smoked a lot. Nicotine was running...running down the walls. There was no mistake that the unit would need painting. My painter suggested washing the walls with Fabuloso before he came in to paint. I took a sponge floor mop and washed down the walls. It worked great. After the painter was done you couldn't tell anyone ever smoked in the unit.

  • Suzanne Neas Suzanne Neas on Apr 10, 2017
    We used to be smokers back years ago. I was giving our camper a good fall cleaning one year, and forgot to bring out some of my cleaning supplies. I did have my Windex for the windows, tho. And a truckload of paper towels! Well, I inadvertently spritzed the wall instead of the window, and when I went to wipe it off WOWZA, there went the dust, nicotine, kitchen grease and all with one swipe! It worked wonderfully for all the walls (that vinyl wall-papery stuff) as well as the range hood. I will say tho, that if you have a bottle of Windex sitting around too long (like from spring to spring), it looses its power...just kind of fizzles out - maybe the ammonia evaporates? Anyway, it's all this old lady uses these days, works like a charm!