I'm glad that worked out for you. I'd be a bit scared to use a pressure
washer indoors. Did you have a helper run the shop vac in real time?
Friends of mine have success with pine cleaner for smokers film.
I can't imagine why anyone would want to do that to his own lungs, and body.
If that's real TSP, save it. Put a teaspoon in your laundry every now and
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Interior painting job.
I had to clean the walls and ceiling in one room formerly occupied by a
heavy smoker for 25 years. I attacked the job with a sponge mop and a TSP
After about an hour - and three fresh buckets of cleaning solution - I had
done about one-quarter of the ceiling. Bummer. Then a possible solution
occurred to me: two words.
A modest PW from Harbor Freight (1500psi) got the job done in thirty
minutes! I'm not kidding! Ceiling, walls, and floor, plus trim, floorboards,
The wet-dry vac and a mop picked up the water on the tile floor and 24 hours
of AC and fans dried out most of the remaining wetness.
Now there are some potential problems necessitating caution. The PW may blow
a hole in the sheetrock if held too close. And you need to be aware of
getting too vigorous near electrical outlets and overhead lights.
Anyway, the room looks so good (compared), I entertained not painting it at
Nah, I'm gonna paint it this week-end.
Maybe Home Depot will take back the three boxes of TSP I bought in
contemplation of the original plan...