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Removing Soot from Walls and Ceiling

Soot can be deposited on walls from smoke or even a poorly trimmed candle wick. This is a guide about removing soot from walls.

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February 26, 2005 Flag
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I have just painted my rooms in my house and over the winter I burn candles. Now I have black soot like material on my walls. Anyone have any easy idea on how to get this off? I work 65 hours or more a week at the hospital as a registered nurse and I don't have too much spare time

Thanks everyone,
AJ FAN

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February 26, 20050 found this helpful
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Rubbing alcohol on a clean rag. If you put it in a spray bottle you will get drips.

cj

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November 8, 20080 found this helpful
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Had the same problem--burned candles and got this awful black soot all over the walls and ceiling and carpet edging of my newly constructed house. Was able to easily remove the soot by first vacuuming and then wiping the surfaces down with a dry cleaning sponge--the great part about it is that no water is involved so you don't get streaking on painted walls! :) The sponges get rid of the oily film the soot is made of. I found them online at parish-supply.com--very economical, as one sponge will go a long way---and it doesn't take long to clean. Since then, I the routinely clean the whole house annually with the sponges. Good Luck!:)

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November 5, 20150 found this helpful

I went to Parish. There are many sponges. Which one did you get. I've got a mess with soot and nothing works. Melinda.

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January 25, 20160 found this helpful

This answer was a lifesaver! Worked for me (I used the rubbing alcohol pretty soon after I saw the soot. Not sure if it will work on aged stains.

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June 30, 2014 Flag
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We have soot smoke on the walls and on the ceiling. How can we remove it?

By Gr from Wisconsin

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June 14, 20160 found this helpful

A degreaser formula will take it off the walls

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July 2, 20160 found this helpful

We have soot smoke on the walls and on the ceiling. How can we remove it?

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July 17, 20160 found this helpful

Soot on ceiling over fireplace flat ceiling tile and brick below it.from burning candles

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August 19, 20160 found this helpful

I used a combination of white vinegar, ammonia, & "Awesome" (from the dollar store). In a gallon of very warm water, I added equal parts of vinegar & ammonia (about 3/4's of a cup), and about a 1/3 of the "Awesome".

As I cleaned, I rinsed my scrubby & rag in a separate bucket (which I dumped frequently)- if you don't the cleaning mixture turns black-fast! Rinse with cool water.

This mixture will also help as a pre-soak for damaged clothing & linens.

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January 11, 2015 Flag
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We had a chimney fire 6 years ago, and a crack appeared in the chimney. We could see it on the outside. We got it fixed just a 1 year ago, but obviously left it too long. The chimney has a bedroom on either side of it, and we can smell soot when the fire is on. The builders could only go so far in the chimney. Soot must of fallen outside the flues. I'm worried about this odour. If I put my nose to the walls I can smell it.

Do you think putting plaster board on the walls in the bedrooms will help, and skim over it?

By Teresa

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January 11, 20150 found this helpful

I would be calling a company out to inspect the fireplace. Sounds like perhaps the repair may be lacking.

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January 12, 20150 found this helpful

I agree with the previous person. You should not smell any soot in a bedroom if the fireplace and chimney are working correctly. Suggest you have the entire chimney and fireplace inspected with a new estimate for any needed repairs. Also, if the prior repair company is at fault, you might consider a monetary demand for any new repairs you may have to make.

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January 14, 20150 found this helpful

I agree with the other posters. It is time to get this repaired properly. You should not be smelling soot/smoke in the bedrooms though the walls. I do not think this is a problem that can be fixed with plasterboard. I lived in many different houses in my youth with wood and oil burning stoves and brick chimneys. Never at any time could one smell anything from around the chimney. I would also be worried about carbon monoxide, although maybe that is a non-issue. I don't know.

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February 16, 20160 found this helpful

Get the chimney insulated. They put an inflatable rubber tube down the chimney, pore a thermal cement down around it. When set they deflate the tube and remove it leaving a sealed smoothed chimney.

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January 16, 2011 Flag
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I would like to know how to clean soot off of the walls.

By Blake from Flowood, MS

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January 16, 20110 found this helpful

Wash the walls with Trisodium Phosphate. Which is Spic andSpan. If you can't find it try Mr. Clean.

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January 18, 20110 found this helpful

Use TSP made by savagram. You can get from hardware store. Follow directions.

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December 5, 20150 found this helpful

TSP does work but it will make you cough. Definitely wear gloves or your skin wil get irritated. This is not your regular cleaner.

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December 5, 20150 found this helpful

Mr Clean didn't work for my soot.

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May 11, 2011 Flag
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How do I get the smoke damage (black) off my painted walls from the winter use of the woodstove? Any suggestions please?

By Becky R.

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May 12, 20110 found this helpful

Good old fashioned distilled vinegar and water solution and some elbow grease.:-)

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May 16, 20110 found this helpful

I would try "20 Mule Borax" - I know it works on cigarette smoke. Dilute in water according to instructions and also pour some dry into a small container. Once you've wet your cloth/sponge and squeezed it almost dry dip it into the "dry" borax and start washing. Hope this helps.

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June 14, 20160 found this helpful

Menards have a degreaser formula

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February 8, 2014 Flag
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What is the best cleaner to remove soot off painted walls?

By Ed

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February 8, 20140 found this helpful

Look for a product at the dollar store called totally awesome. I have used it for everything from washing mechanic greasy clothes to hard water stains. It's named as it works.

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