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Old 10-16-2008, 02:39 PM   #1
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I won the bid on the rental property, now i gotta clean it up..

its caked with dust and is quite gross, i was wondering what the BEST cleaner for the painted walls, trim, ceilings, etc that anyone has used..

i was going to use a diluted solution of simple green and throw some lysol in to kill any bacteria..

any suggestions?

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I won the bid on the rental property, now i gotta clean it up..
Did you put in for cleaning up? You appear confused about what you placed your bid on.
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if it's just dusty use warm water and a sponge mop, that way you don't have to worry about leaving any chemical residue. Let's think about this though, you just had to take the time to post a question on a forum wich is meant for professional painters only, asking how to get dust off a wall.....
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Is this a cleaning for a re-paint - or a cleaning in place of a re-paint ?

I would vacuum all the dust and dirt first, then wash with ammonia and water and then repaint. I like ammonia better than TSP or dirtex because their is little need to rinse the residue off.

If it's instead of a re-paint, tell them to hire the local Merry Maids



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Did you put in for cleaning up? You appear confused about what you placed your bid on.
yes i put in for cleaning.. under the paint prep.. i am nto confused on what i bid on..

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if it's just dusty use warm water and a sponge mop, that way you don't have to worry about leaving any chemical residue. Let's think about this though, you just had to take the time to post a question on a forum wich is meant for professional painters only, asking how to get dust off a wall.....
its not just dusty, anybody with a brain knows how to remove dust.. this is a professionals forum..

its a neglected rental house, that has 15 years of potential filth.. and if you re-read my initial post it was not inquiring how to get dust off the wall, it was about a product or brand that is best for cleaning to prep....

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Is this a cleaning for a re-paint - or a cleaning in place of a re-paint ?

I would vacuum all the dust and dirt first, then wash with ammonia and water and then repaint. I like ammonia better than TSP or dirtex because their is little need to rinse the residue off.

If it's instead of a re-paint, tell them to hire the local Merry Maids
yes it is for re-paint.. thanks for the help
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Scholarly, all you said is dust, and quite gross. When I read that I see very dusty walls, plain and simple. If you mean for us to understand what exactly, "quite gross" is by that simple statement IMO your mistaken. I have seen some, "quite gross" things on walls and I didn't use the same thing to clean them all. You just need to elaborate a little. Quite gross could mean a lot of things. Have they been smoking cigarettes in the house for 15 years? Is there a wood stove that's stained all the walls and that's actually what is quite gross? Are there crayon murals all over the rooms? Is the entire bathroom covered in crap? Is there grease all over the walls from 15 years of cooking nasty food? You wouldn't use the same approach for all of those things.


"its not just dusty, anybody with a brain knows how to remove dust.. this is a professionals forum.."


At the end of the day your still the one who asked how to clean up simple filth before you paint, how much of a pro can you be if you don't know how to clean before you paint. Simple green and lysol, cmon buddy.

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I vote for Krud Kutter too, it's concentrated and requires no rinse.
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Wow, it must be dirty!.On a rental I just sand that ishtay off.It will be repainted in a few years most likely.
Nicotine is a different story.
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Scholarly, all you said is dust, and quite gross. When I read that I see very dusty walls, plain and simple. If you mean for us to understand what exactly, "quite gross" is by that simple statement IMO your mistaken. I have seen some, "quite gross" things on walls and I didn't use the same thing to clean them all. You just need to elaborate a little. Quite gross could mean a lot of things. Have they been smoking cigarettes in the house for 15 years? Is there a wood stove that's stained all the walls and that's actually what is quite gross? Are there crayon murals all over the rooms? Is the entire bathroom covered in crap? Is there grease all over the walls from 15 years of cooking nasty food? You wouldn't use the same approach for all of those things.


"its not just dusty, anybody with a brain knows how to remove dust.. this is a professionals forum.."


At the end of the day your still the one who asked how to clean up simple filth before you paint, how much of a pro can you be if you don't know how to clean before you paint. Simple green and lysol, cmon buddy.
i know im still green here, so im not trying to overstep any boundaries but

if you read past the "dusty and gross" part i specifically state.."i was wondering what the BEST cleaner for the painted walls, trim, ceilings, etc that anyone has used.." and the title of the thread is "best prep cleaner".. it seems most everyone else had no problem lending out a few suggestions..

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I vote for Krud Kutter too, it's concentrated and requires no rinse.
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i appreciate the help!

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Wow, it must be dirty!.On a rental I just sand that ishtay off.It will be repainted in a few years most likely.
Nicotine is a different story.
yeha im battling some nicotine yellowing, i think im gonna go w the krud Kutter it seems popular amongst the masses
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yeha im battling some nicotine yellowing, i think im gonna go w the krud Kutter it seems popular amongst the masses
Prime with B.I.N over nicotene stains - hell, over ALL smoke stains. Washing just won't get all the tar and oils out. Gotta seal it before finish coat. B.I.N. also seals in the odor.

(And for those who know my particular dislike of many Zinsser products, their forte has ALWAYS been shellac with which they have and will aways be on top)



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Prime with B.I.N over nicotene stains - hell, over ALL smoke stains. Washing just won't get all the tar and oils out. Gotta seal it before finish coat. B.I.N. also seals in the odor.

(And for those who know my particular dislike of many Zinsser products, their forte has ALWAYS been shellac with which they have and will aways be on top)
B.I.N? whats the B.I.N... thanks for the tips
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i appreciate the help!

and your most welcome from the starter of the Krud Cutter response
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and your most welcome from the starter of the Krud Cutter response

i would rep ya but this forum dosent have a rep system.. so if it helps..



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"B.I.N? whats the B.I.N... thanks for the tips"

I've looked at your past posts and come to the conclusion that your just another guy thinks painting is easy so he took on a big job, and is now relying on the friendly people of paint talk to walk him through it step by step.
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B.I.N? whats the B.I.N... thanks for the tips
OH MY !! I'm sorry but that's basic knowledge. I can't help with such basic knowledge. Please get some basic training before starting out in the business. I suggest you apprentice with a pro our go to trade school.

We are not here to teach Painting 101.

Apologies for not realizing sooner the best direction you should be steered.



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