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Roy Hill
12-07-2003, 03:53 PM
I have a customer with some serious fireplace soot damage to a painted sheetrock wall. He has asked me to clean and repaint the wall. What is the best product to clean the wall? And, should I use a stain blocker before repainting?



12-10-2003, 12:07 AM
Tsp and BIN by Zinsser. It's an white pigmented shellac that the painters use on fire jobs and seals very well. Swan

Kirk Grodske
12-10-2003, 06:39 PM
Make sure it is the shellac based Bin. I don't think the 123 will cover it all. It may, it does cover a lot. Whenever I have old stains and some mastics, I need the shellac. There are three types of Bin.

Anybody else care to confirm?


kevin wyatt
12-10-2003, 09:08 PM
I have used the oil-base Kilz with good results before but a big key to the process is wiping down the walls with TSP (trisodium phosphate) solution prior to applying the Kilz. Good luck

12-11-2003, 04:32 PM
I just completed a fire restoration in an apartment building we own. I agree with Kevin on using Kilz after washing down the walls with TSP.

We did 2 coats of Kilz and have no problems with any odors.

GS Wilke

Roy Lee Hill
12-16-2003, 06:01 PM
Thanks for the information. I will try your suggestions.