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I've gotta 5 bedroom house cathedral ceilings it has slight cigarette smell. New owner he's gettin' all new carpet and ducts cleaned. I need to seal it in I know I should probably use binz or some other shellac but it doesn't seam to be that bad (no yellowing ) What do you think about using something a little easier like 123?
 

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Could be ok with problock just for smells sake, if it isn't that bad.. may want to test a wall with a little tsp to make sure though... could be all carpet.
 

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aaron

I second the problock. It's a great primer for smoke or soot issues. 123 will work, but problock is specifically designed for this issue :thumbsup:

good luck
 

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Hmmm
I'd normally use Cover Stain
(Zinsser's oil-based)
...what's pro block?...one of them there Shermy Willy products?
 

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Oh Martha...oil based products are so 2005. :lol:
 

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Damit you made me go and google it

ProBlock IS an oil-based primer/sealer

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yeah martha...I was referring to the latex, sorry, I should have specified

your dazzling eyes distracted me :blush:
 

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My advice...

Buy the best stuff you can... charge the customer... it's just not worth the risk to save money on paint! (I might be a bit biased though...lol)
 

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I'm not sure I'd trust latex to seal nic stains


...and flattery won't get you a pack of smokes
(but a pack of smokes will get you you some payback)
 

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You can trust me when I say the latex problock does not mess around...I recommend using some for your next tough job. You will be pleasantly suprised.
 

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I have used other prep rite products and been impressed
-one was a black ceiling I made white again

I'll take your recommendation and try it next time I would use oil for blocking
 

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Latex Problock fine unless really noticeable yellowing from smoke.
Then I would have to clean first and use oil base if still concerned.
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...the the SW pro-block primers. I keep a fiver on hand at all times. Its heavy paint, and covers/blocks well....
Heavy like it paints like Elmer's Glue?
I think I used some of that over black to paint white
One coat primer two coats white you'd never know it was once black
 
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