As an investor whether you are a landlord or rehabber, you will eventually run into an issue of owning a house that has had a heavy smoker in it. This will cause a few issues:

  1. Bad smoke smell throughout the house
  2. Staining that will keep bleeding through a normal paint job

So how can you address the tar / nicotine on the walls, so that you can either rent it out or sell it to a broader base of prospects, including non-smokers?

Here are the 4 easy steps that should do the trick:

  1. Wash the walls down with Savogran Trisodium Phosphate (also known as TSP)
  2. Thoroughly wipe down the walls to remove the TSP and tar / nicotine residue
  3. Prime the walls using Kilz Oil Base paint
  4. Paint the walls with normal wall paint

Hope this helps!