Soot Removal?

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

By Gr from Wisconsin


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January 28, 20151 found this helpful
Best Answer

Try magic eraser! It was the only thing that worked for me. But I also used it on the wood, smooth mantle. So I'm not sure for walls or ceilings.

February 13, 20170 found this helpful

Yes, that is the only thing that worked for me too!

January 29, 20180 found this helpful

Ive tried the magic earaser on my ceiling and unfortunately it just smeared it around and made it look worse, so be careful.

January 23, 20200 found this helpful

I used 91 % rubbing alcohol and a makeup sponge worked great and cheap


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July 2, 20144 found this helpful

I used a product called Totally Awesome. It is carried in The Dollar Tree and Dollar General. It is yellow in color. This stuff is amazing. I haven't found anything that this product doesn't clean. Make sure it is Totally Awesome and not any other.


It comes in a handy spray bottle and is also sold by the gallon. I even used this to remove old varnish on a piece of furniture. It is a great cleaner. Hope this helps.

June 12, 20160 found this helpful

I'm gonna try, never occurred to me & I am a TOTAL FAN OF IT, everyone should know about it, IT ALSO SAVES HAVING A DZ. DIFFERENT CLEANING PRODUCTS UNDER SINKS

January 13, 20170 found this helpful

The only problem was totally awesome which I used for many things is that it takes to paint right off the walls I had a grease fire last night my kitchen is completely soot and I live in an old Victorian house the ceilings are I think 14 feet tall and very ornately decorative with stainded glass windows any other thoughts I don't want to repaint

April 20, 20170 found this helpful

Thanks this worked miracles

May 20, 20170 found this helpful

Thanks I will try it.

September 30, 20140 found this helpful

I tried Totally Awesome did not work for me. It is a great product and I use it for a lot of things but it did not take the soot off. I also tried Dawn that did not work either. Still looking for something that will take the soot off my walls and ceiling.

June 14, 20160 found this helpful

A degreaser formula will take it off the walls

April 15, 20172 found this helpful
Best Answer

TSP- trisodium phosphate, local hardware store, inexpensive. I've been using it for years heavy grease soot, wood, bricks wall, metal and laundry stains.

January 11, 20180 found this helpful

Thanks will give it a go

October 27, 20152 found this helpful

Painted surfaces;
1/4 cup each of tri sodium phosphate, detergent, 1 gallon warm water.

August 19, 20161 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.

April 11, 20170 found this helpful

After reading and trying most methods I finally found my own answer; "Sprayway" glass cleaner. Yes you still need to use a little elbow grease but it cleans great and a bonus .... it doesn't smell like all the other's.


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