How to clean nicotine off ceilings

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How to clean nicotine off ceilings
Clean nicotine from your ceiling. (http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1148065)

Nicotine can cause your home to smell like a stale ashtray. In addition, the film on the walls and ceiling can leave a yellowish tint and make the house look untidy and messy. Clean nicotine off your ceilings once a month--twice a week, if you smoke two packs a day.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Painter's plastic
  • Bucket
  • All-purpose cleaner
  • Long-handle sponge squeegee

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Cover all electronics, flooring and furniture with painter's plastic to protect against drips. Use towels or newspaper as an alternative.

  2. 2

    Fill a bucket half-full of steaming water. Use 5 cups of Pine-Sol or Awesome Concentrated cleaner. Awesome Concentrated is available at the Dollar Store or online (see Resources).

  3. 3

    Dunk the sponge squeegee into the bucket. Scrub the ceiling in a row, back and fourth, twice. Wring the squeegee out. Begin a new row, repeating this step until the ceiling is clean.

  4. 4

    Change the water and use fresh cleaner when the water is dark with a muddy tint.

Tips and warnings

  • Purchase a cleaner that is safe to use on painted surfaces.

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