Painting & Decorating Question

How to cover a nicotine stained wall/ceiling?

Any advice on the best way to paint over nicotine staining without the need to sugar soap wash the whole room. Is there anything that can seal it in place and provide a good surface to paint onto without the stain coming through?

4 Answers

Best Answer

Oil based undercoat is the way, forget stain blocks they don't work..

Answered 1st Apr 2012


Member since 26 Oct 2008

Sugar soap is the only thing i know that works, its not any more work than brushing over a few coats of sealer, dont bodge it, do it right, do it once

Answered 30th Mar 2012

Local patios and driveways

Member since 24 Jan 2012

If you do not want to spend a lot the best way is buy some oil based undercoat paint and thin it down with turps, it smells bad but it does work.

Answered 30th Mar 2012

Proctor Decorating

Member since 6 Mar 2011

Forget sugar soap, thats a bit old fashioned, you will have more success with something like Mr Muscle & a scourer & sponge then rinse off. And to be on the safe side as Protoctor states apply a coat of oil based undercoat. Yes its extra work but unless you are moving out the following week you will regret taking any shortcuts.
Best o luck

Answered 31st Mar 2012


Member since 6 Oct 2010

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