Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Remove Nicotine Stains From Wallpaper

Cigarettes often leave behind a yellow residue on wallpaper.

If you or someone in your household smokes frequently, it affects the walls of your home. Nicotine from cigarettes leaves behind an oily residue that can become hard to remove with just soap and water. The smoke sticks to surfaces and often discolors wallpaper with a yellow hue. In order to keep your wallpaper in good condition, you need to clean the walls frequently to prevent a thick layer of nicotine and tar buildup from forming. If the buildup becomes too thick, your only option may be to replace the wallpaper.


Use Liquid Dish Detergent

1. Squeeze out 2 tsp. of liquid dish detergent into a small container.

2. Fill the container with warm water.

3. Soak a sponge in the soapy water. Rub the sponge on the wall. Repeat scrubbing the wallpaper carefully to remove the yellow stains.

Use a Homemade Cleaning Solution

4. Combine 2 cups of hydrogen peroxide with 1 cup of warm water.

5. Add 1 tsp. of rubbing alcohol to the mixture.

6. Soak a washcloth in the solution, and wring out the excess.

7. Wash the wallpaper with this solution to remove the yellow stains.

8. Rinse the wallpaper with clean water.

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