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Can you paint over smoke smell?

Last Updated: 7th June, 2020

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Painting may camouflage some or even all of the stains (if you use a dark enough color). BUT, it will NOT take care of the odor. Paint is porous, so the nicotine smell will permeate through the paint. Instead, you need to remove the surface odor and then seal in the remaining odor with a primer.

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Thereof, can you paint over cigarette smoke?

Applying paint directly over top of the remaining stains or odor will not cover them up. You'll need to apply a good, solvent-based stain-blocking primer to prevent them from bleeding through the paint. FYI, BIN Primer is also very effective at blocking water-stains from bleeding through your finish.

Secondly, how do you get cigarette smoke off walls and ceilings? Cleaning Nicotine Off Walls Begin by lightly cleaning the walls with a vacuum and an upholstery brush attachment. This will help remove any loose debris. Next, make a cleaning solution with one gallon of hot water, three tablespoons of dish soap, and a half cup of baking soda.

In this regard, can you paint without washing walls with nicotine on them?

You will have to clean and prepare the walls properly before you paint, to prevent the smoke and nicotine from bleeding through again. Wash the walls with an aggressive cleaner and then seal them with stain-blocking primer to ensure that stains don't creep through later. Move the furniture away from the walls.

What is the best paint to cover nicotine?

The best choice for covering nicotine stains in a single coat is a white-pigmented shellac primer.

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