Cirgarette/Nicotine Smoke on Walls

A tenant in one of my apartments recently vacated the unit. They were a heavy smokers and you can see all the yellow nicotine/cigarette smoke on walls.

What are some good ways to clean the walls so I can repaint the unit?

I spray on Simple Green and the goo will just drip off the walls. Wipe it up with a paper towel.



There is a faux paint treatment now that mimics that “smoky” yellowed look. So you can have walls that look like an old bar, but without the odor…


even clean they’ll still smell. kilz and paint to seal it in.