Smoke stains can be caused by small accidents with heaters, BBQ smokes, or candles. They all have the same problem: unsightly discoloration, oily residue, and it doesn’t matter if they are small. Nicotine stains are especially common from smoking cigarettes. The smoke smell can persist for several weeks.
Soot and char are the remains of carbon from a fire. Soot can appear in a variety of colors, from light grey to dark charcoal. It may also look like an oily film or dry powder. Because soot particles can stick to walls easily and cause stains to smudge, they are acidic.
The soot and smoke stains that are on walls can not only make them look ugly but also pose serious health risks. Because the particles in your walls are small it is possible for them to be accidentally inhaled into your body, which can lead to them entering your bloodstream.
Use mild cleaning products to clean walls. They can leave behind harmful residues. You should wear gloves when cleaning walls with trisodium phosphate (TSP). This can dull shiny surfaces.
You need to choose a cleaner that can remove smoke stains from walls without discoloring, or decreasing the surface beneath. Non-abrasive Simple Green All-Purpose Cleaner can be used to clean up smoke stains on brick fireplaces, walls, and other surfaces. It is an effective cleaner, degreaser, and stain remover that will remove stubborn stains. The formula doesn’t leave behind any toxic residue so you don’t need to use rubber gloves.
Clean walls of soot. Remove any soot from the walls by wiping it off or vacuuming up.
Use water to mist the surface. Before cleaning, lightly spray the surface.
Apply Simple Green. All affected bricks, stones, metals, and plastic should be treated with the full-power Simple Green All-Purpose Cleaner. Spray Simple Green onto a soft bristle scrub brush or non-abrasive pad to clean painted walls.
Scrub. Use your brush or scrubbing pads to scrub the area.
Wash the area with warm water. Use warm, clean water to wash the area.
Dry. Dry with a towel or let air dry.
Applying heavy soils can be a tedious task.