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Old 10-12-2022, 05:51 AM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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Does anyone recommend a company that can ...
Personally and as a former landlord I've gone through this a few times.
It's a DIY job.

WASHING the ceiling and walls with a bleach solution (gallon of HOT water, drop of dish soap, 1C bleach)
soft cloth (old bath towels); 4'x4' area at a time, rinse with fresh HOT water.

In a few (cheap) rentals I just repainted with KILZ oil paint.
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Old 10-13-2022, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Northern Minnesota
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https://www.h2ouse.org/kilz-vs-zinsser/

https://painttopics.com/kilz-vs-zinsser/


I have used both Zinsser and Kilz and stopped buying Kilz three houses ago. I now only use Zinsser products. Sure, Zinsser is a bit more expensive, but wow, it sure took care of the horrible odors previous owners left behind. I figure if I'm going through the labor of priming I want the best product available, IMO.

The second link above has a nice comparison chart.
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Old 10-16-2022, 12:52 PM
 
Location: CFL
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https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Old 10-17-2022, 07:52 PM
 
Location: Northern Minnesota
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I don't want to assume, but do you own one and are you a satisfied customer?
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Old 10-26-2022, 07:32 PM
 
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There is conflicting info here. Should Kilz be water based or oil based? The painters in my area said they use Kilz so I guess I'll have to go with that, but I want to make sure they use the right one. None of them have mentioned TSP yet.
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Old 10-28-2022, 06:19 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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There is conflicting info here. Should Kilz be water based or oil based? The painters in my area said they use Kilz so I guess I'll have to go with that, but I want to make sure they use the right one. None of them have mentioned TSP yet.
Oil based.
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Old 10-31-2022, 01:42 AM
 
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Air the place out...open windows.. paint walls and shampoo carpets or replace them, wipe everything down.
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Old 10-31-2022, 07:31 PM
 
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There is conflicting info here. Should Kilz be water based or oil based? The painters in my area said they use Kilz so I guess I'll have to go with that, but I want to make sure they use the right one. None of them have mentioned TSP yet.
This product specifically lists smoke, cigar odor eliminated.

De-waxed shellack

https://www.jondon.com/b-i-n-clear-s...er-sealer.html

The box stores sell it in gallon sizes
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Old 11-02-2022, 01:30 PM
 
Location: TEXAS
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Oil based.
^ This!

I guarantee the oil-based Kilz will work, as it has for many decades.

Kilz has recently come out with a water-based one that is 'supposed' to be 'just as good' as the oil-based one; it's not any cheaper, and good luck to you on if the nicotine/smoke doesn't eventually seep thru that one...
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Old 11-03-2022, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Johns Creek, GA
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There is conflicting info here. Should Kilz be water based or oil based? The painters in my area said they use Kilz so I guess I'll have to go with that, but I want to make sure they use the right one. None of them have mentioned TSP yet.

If they’re not washing the walls- keep looking.

It’s amazing how much filth will come off the walls just washing. Then sealing with an oil based primer/sealer will essentially block any other containments from coming through. The biggest problem with using water-based material is it can “reconstitute” what is still on the wall. Several years ago when the wallpaper fad was over, the only way you could make sure you didn’t “reconstitute” any residual glue was to use an oil-based primer/sealer.
As much as you could wash a wall down- there was no guarantee that all the glue was gone.

Latex paint would get real gummy and sticky when there is residual glue.
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