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Clean Walls with Vinegar and Ammonia

I'm currently cleaning an estate, and this is PROOF that nicotine can be washed off of the walls with vinegar, and ammonia. I didn't even use the baking soda with the concoction! :) Also, if you use a Scotch-Brite Dobie, it works much better than just using a rag! Happy cleaning!
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February 14, 20141 found this helpful

Ammonia is unbeatable for removing cigarette tar from walls. Since the vinegar would dilute the ammonia, I would think ammonia alone, would be best.

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February 15, 20140 found this helpful

If you mixed the ammonia with the vinegar, you will have weakened the ammonia. If you used one and then the other on the wall, that would be very effective, as vinegar is an acid and ammonia is a base. (Baking soda is a mild base, and likely wouldn't be any help when you are using ammonia already.) If you did mix them together, I suggest you just use the ammonia by itself and see if you don't get even better results.

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February 15, 20140 found this helpful

What are the portions 1/2 to 1/2 and will it work on wood paneling?

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February 12, 20160 found this helpful

on walls rags by hand will take forever . so what I do is new sturdy sponge mop clean . Pour your clean in an soak mop squeeze out most of cleaner an get to mopping the walls use a bucket of clean water to rinse mop when dirty an reapply mop to cleaner . Works great an is quick to

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January 23, 20170 found this helpful

Hoping your right , I live in the family home . Fire place and smoke on walls .

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February 18, 20170 found this helpful

Do not mix vineger with amonia. It is toxic

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April 5, 20170 found this helpful

No it is not; it makes ammonium acetate.

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