Eliminate nicotine odor from home I am purchasing.

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Anonymous asked 10 years ago

I am purchasing a home that has a very strong nicotine smell. The seller has painted over the smoke but not with a primer. How do I get rid of the smell?

1 Answers
Crowder Painting answered.

Just painting over nicotine without priming (shellac primer) won't stop the smell. Repainting could help, this time prime first. Also, the smell could be in the carpet and pad or any other non-painted surface. A good cleaning of these surfaces should help.