A few years ago I did a ranch house where the owner was a heavy smoker. Of all the products I looked at BIN had the lowest permeability rating - meaning that it would prevent cig smoke from leaching out into the rooms. That being said, I didn't want to breathe BIN so I opted for KILZ MAX. First I ran an ozone machine, then I cleaned and vac'd as much of the painted surfaces I could with a commercial cleaner from the janitorial supply house, rinsed with clean water and vac'd, let dry, then 2 coats of KILZ MAX.Don't normally get these types if jobs. There was a small fire in this home. No smoke stains but lingering smoke odor. Will coverstain work or do I need Bin? I've never sprayed bin other than out of a rattle can and would like to avoid it if possible. Thanks
The popcorn ceilings might present a problem if they are not sealed. Not sure if any primer would pull off the popcorn. If so, you might want to put a coat of Gardz on the popcorn before using BIN.
Good luck! I probably would pass on a job like this at this point in my life.