In a previous blog, we discussed how to remove smoke stains from walls. But even after you eliminate char and soot stains, smoke damage can still leave a lingering odor behind. So in this blog, we’ll talk about a popular method for removing wall odors caused by smoke. All you need are a few affordable supplies and a couple of hours set aside to get the job done right. Now continue reading to learn how to remove odors from walls!
What You Will Need:
❍ Plastic Drop Tarps
❍ Clean Warm Water
❍ Large Bucket
❍ Mild Dish Detergent
❍ Soft Sponge or Cloth
❍ Clean Dry Towel
❍ Step Stool/Ladder
❍ Oscillating Fan (optional)
① Getting Started With Step One
Always start by first protecting the surrounding area from water damage, such as carpets, floors, and furnishings. Do this by prepping the surfaces below your workspace with plastic drop tarps or covers. Then reposition the tarps as you move around the room and work.
② Step Two
Fill your bucket with clean, warm water and add your soap. Only use a few drops of mild dish soap or laundry detergent. So not use too much soap because it will leave a film of residue on the walls.
③ Step Three
After your furnishings and floors are covered, you are ready to begin cleaning. Using your soft sponge, start at the top of the walls and then work side-to-side on your way down. Use your step ladder to reach the upper areas.
④ Step Four
As you work your way around the room, use your towel to dry up any excess moisture after you finish a section. You may need more than one towel if you have a large room or multiple rooms to clean.
⑤ Step Five
Open windows and doors to ventilate the room and dry the walls. You can use an oscillating fan for added ventilation. Be sure the walls dry completely before painting or decorating.