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To remove this kind of stain you need a solvent and an absorbent. The effective solvents are toluene or xylene, both of which can be found in a hardware store. This is combined with the absorbent, ideally fuller's earth. You can buy fuller's earth from auto parts stores.


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I had glazed porcelain tiles put in "cheaply"and there were a couple bucket marks left that drove me crazy. I had no idea what they were from and didn't trust that the tile layer hadn't ruined them. I tried DUPONT haze remover, CRUD CUTTER, vinegar and baking soda (which worked partly), but then while cleaning something else with a Magic Eraser I tried it on ...


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The best non-toxic paint would be silicate mineral paint. Zero VOCs. It basically hardens to rock. The downside is that it needs a mineral-based substrate to adhere properly, like plaster, cementboard, skim-coated drywall, etc. There are some that can be painted on top of bare drywall or previously latex-painted surfaces with the use of a primer. Here are ...


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I'm not sure you'll find a product to seal stains without any VOCs, especially if you want an organic paint. The organic solvents in paint must evaporate to leave the coating on walls. The fact that they evaporate at room temperatures, by definition, means they are volatile, hence Volatile Organic Compound (VOC). The least harmful stain blocker my be a ...


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The nicotine/tar will keep seeping through the walls until the there is nothing left to seep out. Or you can put a stain blocking primer up to seal it in. Both Kilz and Zinsser (big box store) and most of the paint stores have low VOC stain blockers. You will need to prep the walls first, clean with TSP, light sand and wipe down. Once you have the ...


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One great solution is to have someone else do it for you. You may be able to find someone who will actually pay you to come collect them. If you have no businesses near you that will buy them, you could just place an add on Craigslist for free (or cheap) you-pick walnuts. Just make sure your homeowner's insurance is up to date if you're allowing people on ...



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