When potential homebuyers start looking at houses they look with their eyes, their heart, their mind, and their noses. If any one of those does not fall in love with the house they may not make an offer. You may currently find yourself on the selling end of the real estate market. You would hate to miss out on a potential buyer because your house smells like cigarette smoke. So today L.W. Winslow Painting, Inc wants to help you learn how to get that cigarette smell out of your house.
Air Out House
The first thing that you will want to do is try and air out your house as good as you can. You will want to open your doors and windows and let the fresh air in. As the fresh air goes through your house it will help draw the smell out of your home. If you have box fans or ceiling fans you will want to turn those on as well. Leave your doors and windows open as long as you for the maximum benefit.
Nicotine Paint Blocker & Primer
Next you will want to start tackling all of the surfaces that the cigarette smoke will have seeped in to. One of the largest areas in your house is your walls and ceilings. Your walls and ceilings will hold in the smoke scent if you do not take care of it. The most effective way to do this is to repaint the entire interior of your home. L.W. Winslow Painting, Inc. can help you tackle this project. We will come out and paint your walls with a primer first that will help kill the smell. After that we can paint your house the color of your choice. Once this is done the cigarette smoke smell will be greatly diminished.
Carpet Cleaning Solution for Smoke
The next largest area you will want to address is any carpeted areas in your home. You can do some things on your own first to get this process started. You can take baking soda and some dried lavender and sprinkle it on your carpet. Let it sit on your carpet for at least 30 minutes. Then slowly vacuum it up. You will want to vacuum slowly and thoroughly. If that does not work you can spray your carpet with a mixture of two parts water to one part vinegar. The vinegar will draw the smell out of the carpet. If neither of these options works you will want to hire a professional carpet cleaner to finish pulling the smell out of your carpet.
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Make sure that you do not forget to pay attention to the smaller items in your house. Your upholstery, blankets, blinds, window coverings, and bedding materials will also be holding the smell of cigarette smoke. You should carefully and thoroughly clean all of those items as well. After putting in all of the hard work necessary to get the cigarette smell out of the house it will be more appealing. Knowing that the smell of cigarette smoke can be removed will give you comfort as prepare to buy or sell a home. Contact L.W. Winslow Painting, Inc for all your painting needs.