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Stained with nicotine

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by Will eason, 7 Jan 2020.

  1. Will eason

    Will eason

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    Can you use an oil based undercoat to cover pre emullsioned plasterboard walls that are stained with nicotine?
     
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  2. Newboy

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    Probably best asked in Painting & Decorating forum - I'll ask mods to move
     
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    I would clean with soap first.
     
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    As above, sugar soap/etc first.

    OB U/C will work but will stink though. Additionally you will need to wait a couple of days before you can emulsion over it.

    A quicker drying and less smelly option would be to use a shellac based paint but they are more expensive- eg Zinsser BIN.
     
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