We're in the process of buying an apartment that was previously occupied by a heavy smoker for 20+ years. This isn't the unit, but the damage is about as bad.
I've scoured the internet for examples of people who have had success removing the stains and, maybe more importantly, the odor, but they're aren't many that I've been able to find.
Has anyone on here been able to successfully remove nicotine stains and odor from the walls of a house or apartment?
I'm not really interested in hearing anyone's opinions of what should work, but rather a testimony of someone who has faced this issue and was able to remedy it successfully. Alternatively, if you've tried something and it hasn't work, I'd like to hear that as well.
This is my game plan:
- Wash the walls and ceilings extensively with TSP
- Apply two coats of stain blocker (maybe KILZ?)
- Apply one coat of plaster weld, plaster and skim coat the walls
- Apply two coats of primer-sealer and two coats of finish paint