Washing white walls - smokers & grease- TSP + will Peroxide help?

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  1. ruff
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    Cleaning white walls semi-gloss latex. Dirt and some smoke.
    Will it help to boost the TSP with peroxide?
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    Do a test.

    I have had success with bleach as well.
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    This wall was cleaned with TSP twice. They called, wanted to see what we could do. We used ICWC wall cleaning solution, modernistic has product called RENEW that works the same. I have also had success using Bio-Break with an Oxygen booster in a kitchen ( not sure that you are supposed to breath Bio-Break tho.)
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    Help with odor, you mean? (I think you've got dirt covered with the TSP.) If it stinks I've heard Tabacattac works good--from Unsmoke. But if there is odor, remember it is everywhere--anything porous sucks up and holds on to stink tenaciously. Probably need ozone to help with that.
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    Ultrapac Renovate works better washing walls than anything we have ever used. I've used stronger chems, Higher PH, boosted chems, ammonia base yet Ultra Pac Renovate out cleans them all. :cool:

    Smoke, soot, nicotine its an amazing product. Very economical too.
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    I've never used this, is it more for removing what you can physically see or removing the odor source that you can't see?
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    It's for what you can see. Excellent degreaser. I keep some at home to clean up the grill and my hands after cleaning the grill. I also will spray it on my tennis shoes and wash them. They come out like brand new.
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    A little bit of Shamwow???

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    Since I posted at the last moment before actually having to do the work, I couldn't try the good suggestions here. I used STPP boosted with Vol 40 (a quart in 5 quart container.)
    Sprayed it on wall and ceiling (fine mist) and wiped with a flat floor mop.

    Worked really nicely.

    Thanks all.
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    If it is a hard floor it is quicker and easier to put the product on with a window cleaning lambswool/synthetic washer giving it a good rub as you do. Then a squeegee off. The left over grime can be easily removed with a microfibre cloth.

    Then a quick clean of the hard floor surface
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    Enzymes can help a lot with a tobacco job, since many of the residues left behind by tobacco smoke are lipid-based. Anything that boosts pH into the 12+ range and acts as a saponifier (converting oils into soaps) will also help, which is why ammonia or lye work so well in wall washes.

    Since such a high pH might be dangerous on a hardwood floor, STPP-based detergents and enzymes will be your best resource there.
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    Never EVER had a problem with Ultrapac Renovate (10.5-11 RTU) on any surface. I'd be more concerned about excessive moisture on wood than the product. We don't use it for floors but any little drips are easily wiped up. 10.5-11 is about like any of the carpet preconditioners.

    Enzymes? Are would you want to fook around with enzymes to wash walls? :eekk:
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    More likely a layer of nicotine on the surface than organic staining.

    Tsp is probably enough, or some KrudKutter.

    Semi-gloss should clean up easy.

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