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    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?

    Thanks.

    Roy

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    Re: Soot Damage

    Tsp and BIN by Zinsser. It's an white pigmented shellac that the painters use on fire jobs and seals very well. Swan

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    • #3
      Re: Soot Damage

      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?

      Kirk

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      • #4
        Re: Soot Damage

        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

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        • #5
          Re: Soot Damage

          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

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          • #6
            Re: Soot Damage

            Thanks for the information. I will try your suggestions.

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