Client: Residential Property Manager
Category: Residential interior
Date: July 2023
We painted walls, trim, ceilings, doors and closet shelves for a property manager in Lexington KY, after a resident who was a heavy-smoker moved out. We updated the colors with a light gray, and painted all the white trim a clean white.
Smoke stains on walls, whether from cigarettes, should not just be covered with paint alone. The tar and chemicals in Nicotine from cigarette smoke penetrate drywall and bleed through paint no matter how many coats are applied. Painting over smoke-stained walls should only be done after the surface is carefully cleaned and primed correctly. With the right prep work, the smoke stains and the odor will be covered completely by your paint.