Tenants just moved out [forced eveiction] they must have deep fryed
everything without ever opening a window. Now all walls and ceilings
not to mention fans are coated with grease.
Fans are down to be cleaned, walls have been tsb'd but what about
popcorn ceiling? I can't wash it. Painter friend suggested a bonding
primer. Kilz says for grease stains but then says area must be free of
I don't want to scrape this ceiling............................
I have no idea, but if you have a small out of the way place to try
something, I think I would try a foam roller with ammonia followed
quickly be a dry roller to get the grease. Plus all the usual warning
about safety glasses and ventilation....
I don't blame you, but that may be the best in the log run. Not much sticks
to grease very well.
How about washing with a scrub brush on a pole? What comes off stays off,
the rest gets painted. Then you'dhave a smoother texture for next time.
The other ideas may be better, and I've never done this, but what
about putting a tarp down on the floor etc, and spraying some kind of
cleeaner on the ceiling.
Later you can take the tarp outside and let the rain clean it.
If this is going to be a rental unit for any length of time,
this is as good a time as any to swap the ceiling treatment
for something that's easier to maintain. Do they still make
that white-coated masonite? That stuff cleans fairly easily.
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