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Jim Henson's Basement
Topic Author's Original Post - Nov 7, 2017 - 11:18pm PT
So, after a 6 month battle I finally got my a-hole parasite renters evicted. They started a commercial grow on the property and were
evidently rendering/boiling/whatever(?) pot on the stove inside the house for the past year.

Every inch of every surface of everything in the house is coated in a tacky brown film and all the hardwood flooring is covered in sappy sticky goo globs.

Its my first day trying to clean it. The sh#t is insideous and incredibly difficult to remove. What the hell disolves this crap?

Social climber
Nov 7, 2017 - 11:38pm PT
Try rubbing alcohol for a start
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

Out Of Bed
Nov 7, 2017 - 11:47pm PT
^ ^ ^edit : yeah rubbing alcohol and salt, is a go to for 'glass'& such but your mess sounds more industrial.

My re-posting of your bruised arse got my ass canned but it was my fault for puttin' a butt hurt shot where the sun don't , , ,go much

Congratulations on the eventually successful eviction, I know that pain.

As for the removal, lets hope you can clear the resin /scum with more ease if not less elbow work, (no more grease,eh?)

You said it was like a glaze?

You'll have to check the general safety warnings there might be an orange product that will work or the green or orange colored stuff,that auto mechanics also use daily - but saw this and well the colors reminded me of the two of you ; say ho! to E.

Trad climber
Nothing creative to say
Nov 7, 2017 - 11:49pm PT
strip the drywall off altogether? Not an inexpensive proposition.

That smell isn't going away for someone that doesn't smoke.

You'll think it doesn't smell after you've gotten used to it, but test it with friends that don't smoke and haven't been in the house before after doing the cleaning.

had a realtor try to tell me they couldn't smell cig smoke in one place we looked at. STANK and you could see the tar globs in the cooling unit vents. gross.

Sorry, I know that isn't very helpful.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 8, 2017 - 02:09am PT

Resin cleaner from Mile High is multi-surface. Purchase via m/o at $7.99/bottle...enough to do fifty enough to try out in some non-viewable spots.

Good luck.

Jim Henson's Basement
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 8, 2017 - 04:45am PT
House cleaning ladies couldn't make a dent in it it with thier usual products. All I had on me was some orange cleaner and Pine Sol yesterday- insufficient weaponry for the battle at hand-

Alcohol is a good idea. It reminded me as well that PAM takes off tree sap. Just getting a list of what to have in the artillery for the next round. Thanks for any suggestions.

@ Gnome.. I'm sorry my ass got you canned :(

@ Munge- it's plaster walls in that place.- a total nightmare any time you break into it.
The entire house will get primer and repaint obviously. A couple rooms still have popcorn ceilings- good excuse to take it down - although I was was weirdly fond of the glitter .

@ Jebus- of course this is Locker's fault. I hear he was running his glue vaping biz out of there.
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

Out Of Bed
Nov 8, 2017 - 04:53am PT
ghot my self what ever, but the need to break up the "DAB FACTORY" residue has me asking
Can ya' scrape and smoke the goo?

but reAlly my mention of the No More Grease,



from the ideas offered in the 2nd post:

If you have some margarine, butter, olive oil, coconut oil, or even peanut butter lying around, you can use it to clean resin from bowl pieces and surfaces.
The resin will absorb the oil and soften it, making it easier to remove. The downside of using an oil is that youíre left with a whole new mess.
These oils are all easy to remove with soap and water though (?!-YMMV),
so using oils is perfectly viable for cleaning skin, hard surfaces and bowl pieces. Donít use oil for cleaning fabrics.


Jim Henson's Basement
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 8, 2017 - 05:04am PT
I'm out of money to pay any more grunts. They've all been totally worthless anyhow. (subject for separate rant thread)

Can ya' scrape and smoke the goo?

If you were that desperate - probably but... ewwww. I vaccumed a veritable haystack of pot stems out of one of the closets.- so my Shark dust chamber might be a better place to forage.

Social climber
Nov 8, 2017 - 05:15am PT
You might try denatured alcohol as well, maidy. I find it works better at removing marijuana resins than isopropyl alcohol in the strength available in rubbing alcohol.

Sport climber
Spokane, Wash.
Nov 8, 2017 - 06:26am PT
I clean trimming equipment with Ox Clean and the hottest water you can stand.
Don Paul

Mountain climber
Denver CO
Nov 8, 2017 - 06:34am PT
I'd try one of the meth lab remediation companies, in Colorado you can't sell a property that tests positive for methamphetamine so you have to hire grunts to remove the drywall and start all over. If your plan is to hire grunts and have them remove the concentrate with solvents, please remember to have them wear aspirators etc. since those chemicals can cause brain damage.
Bad Climber

Trad climber
The Lawless Border Regions
Nov 8, 2017 - 06:43am PT
Damn, Maidy, best of luck on that chore. As if the general hassle and loss of rent and all the rest of that BS wasn't enough....

jeff constine

Trad climber
Ao Namao
Nov 8, 2017 - 06:45am PT
TSP Tri Sodium Phosphate works like a champ! Rince well, Then Primer on all painted surfaces.

Jim Henson's Basement
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 8, 2017 - 06:45am PT
Just sticky marijanna residue everywhere- no meth was present. Not how you made the leap to that scenario. If it had been a meth lab I would just torch the place and collect the insurance.

The grunt is me. The stuff will clean up- it's just a lot of elbow grease.

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Nov 8, 2017 - 06:48am PT
Rubbing alcohol is your cheapest, safest option. I'm sure it'll work, but you need to use it full strength. You probably have some already, so you can try it and see.

Rubbing alcohol works better than anything else for pine sap, too. And when it evaporates, it smells like a pine tree.

It won't smell like a pine tree when it lifts weed tar off the walls though, it'll probably smell like your last tenants.
BAd Wife

Social climber
Nov 8, 2017 - 06:49am PT
I've been using De-Solv-It Contractor's Solvent (from ACE), though for another project. Used undiluted it's paint-remover grade. Non-toxic and doesn't leave a bad odor. Here's what it says on the label:

"Works 100% of the time--guaranteed! Removes carpet & floor adhesive, caulk & silicone, roofing tar, asphalt, grease & oil, wet foam & paint, and more."

It's biodegradable with no harmful vapors, and it can be used on anything, including skin and hair. You DO have to let it sit while it gets to work, but only up to 25 minutes. Pretty inexpensive and, for holistic health nuts like me its non-toxicity, coupled with its effectiveness and nice odor, means a lot. The fact that it can remove asphalt & tar suggests that cannabis residues may be a piece of cake with this stuff (cannabis cakes, mmmm).

Jim Henson's Basement
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 8, 2017 - 06:56am PT
"BAd wife" LOL

I actually have some Desolve-it i was using for graffiti removal. It does have a little toxicity in spite of it's claims. Might be a bit harsh for the bamboo floring but the kitchen is Pergo .

Seems like alcolol or TSP would be easiest on the walls.

Nov 8, 2017 - 07:10am PT
Orange peel degreaser products work the best.

Not all are the same though.

The commercial degreasers are the best but cost the most.

If that doesn't do then I go to Rapid Remover.

But be warned it IS expensive but it is the only thing that works.

It's $55 a gallon.

I use a lot of this stuff to remove vinyl graphics glue residue that remains after removing the reflective stripes and graphics.

Good luck as I know what you are going thru ....
Bad Climber

Trad climber
The Lawless Border Regions
Nov 8, 2017 - 07:44am PT
Next renters? A billion dollar deposit and GPS tracker under the skin.


Jim Henson's Basement
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 8, 2017 - 07:49am PT
A explosive GPS tracker that I can detonate remotely would be preferrable.
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