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How to Remove Soot from Walls

Rainbow International of Mississauga & Halton
Publication date:
January 4, 2018
Article Summary: 

This article provides tips and tricks for removing soot from walls caused by sources such as candles, fireplaces, or house fires. The article lists the required materials, including a dry cleaning sponge, degreaser or commercial soot remover, gloves, respirator, and a vacuum with upholstery attachment. The article advises homeowners to cover non-damaged areas, wear proper clothing, and increase ventilation before starting soot removal. The article suggests using a vacuum with an upholstery brush to remove loose soot particles and then using a dry cleaning sponge to wipe the soot. Next, washing the surface with a degreaser, dish soap, or a commercial soot remover is advised. The article ends by recommending professional help for significant damage or difficult to remove stains.


soot removal, dry cleaning sponge, degreaser, and vacuum with upholstery attachment.

Source Citation: 
Rainbow International of Mississauga & Halton
How to Remove Soot from Walls
January 4, 2018
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