How do I get nicotine stains out of vinyl wallpaper? The previous owners were heavy smokers. The wallpaper is all yellow. I have tried Greased Lightning, Handy Andy, Janola, and all sorts of cleaning products and home made ones like sodium bicarbonate etc. None have worked thus far.
By Kerry from New Zealand
By Jean  11/14/2009
Try a solution of ammonia and water. About 1/2 cup ammonia to a gallon of warm water. I used to smoke myself, so I know that it might not take off all the stains, but it should get most of them.
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I have recently purchased a new home and it has vinyl wallpaper with nicotine stains. You can see where the previous owners pictures were hanging.
Is there anyway I can remove these stains? I have tried almost every product in grocery/walmart store.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Another thing to try is vinegar mixed with half amonia and about 2 tbs dish soap.
I also recently used Automatic dishwashing detergent, the new Cascade Complete, mixed with Bleach and the paste picked up 10 years of greasy dirt on the tops of kitchen cabinets. (03/16/2004)
I have vinyl wallpaper in the kitchen. What can I use to get the nicotine stains off it?
Shelley from Kenly, NC