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Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Nov 8, 2017 - 08:22pm PT
Goof Off is lacquer thinner by a different name. Lacquer thinner can clean anything, all the way down to the Earth's core.

Take care and be careful !
locker

climber
Nov 8, 2017 - 08:27pm PT



It's probably meat grease from when they blazed up the bacon fat...
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Nov 8, 2017 - 08:31pm PT
If it's tar from smoking too much weed, Windex should take it off the walls.
justthemaid

climber
Jim Henson's Basement
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 9, 2017 - 05:23am PT
Lacquer thinner can clean anything, all the way down to the Earth's core.


LOL^^ Can it clean up my act? *budump-bumb*

Must have been some other kind of drug lab, then.

Yeah- who knows or cares at this point? I just need it gone.

@ Chaz- This is way out of Windex league.

UPdate: they are now suing to get their deposit back LOL!!!!!







Jebus H Bomz

climber
Sacramento, CA
Nov 9, 2017 - 07:18am PT
They are suing? Thatís great. Iím sure you have documented the crap out of the damage. To them goes the deposit. To you 2-3x that amount for clean up. Duh.
justthemaid

climber
Jim Henson's Basement
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 9, 2017 - 08:00am PT
Actually- they are suing my idiot management company. (yet another subject for a long rant).

I'll probably end up suing them for that same deposit as well... since they retained that deposit for "repairs" ... which I'm doing - not them. I haven't seen a dime of it.

The whole situation is completely f*#ked up from every angle.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Nov 9, 2017 - 08:30am PT
I can simplify things for you. Lemme know.
Credit: Reilly
Stupid Merican

climber
Crankloon, OH
Nov 9, 2017 - 08:15pm PT
I wonder if the OP has ever even tried a single marijuana!
jeff constine

Trad climber
Ao Namao
Nov 9, 2017 - 08:27pm PT
Anything other than TSP (Rince well) may give you problems when you try to paint over it. Beware. Problems like paint separation from the wall and bubbles and crackle's in the paint Etc.
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
Sands Motel , Las Vegas
Nov 9, 2017 - 08:51pm PT
You can buy range fed cockroaches that will eat that sh#t off the walls...Then they crawl outside and die...
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Nov 9, 2017 - 09:17pm PT
Anything other than TSP (Rince well) may give you problems when you try to paint over it.

Not necessarily true but tests are definitely indicated. If it is a 'tarry'
substance than it is unlikely that a water-based Kilz would react with it.
Anything solvent based would be far more likely to. Since it is possibly
organically based the amount of time that has elapsed would argue for it to
be well dessicated by now and therefore rather unlikely to be activated by
a coat or two of water-based Kilz.
ECF

Big Wall climber
Ridgway CO
Nov 9, 2017 - 10:27pm PT
Use 91% rubbing alcohol.
The cheaper 70% stuff barely works, don't bother.
Let is soak in a bit, it will dissolve and wipe up much easier.
TSP won't touch it.
Some other chemicals will, but 91% isopropyl is safest and cheapest way to go.

Kilz primer, the red writing label oil based kind, not the gold or premium, they are latex based.

There are several ways to make concentrate, sounds like they were doing the alcohol evaporate method and used too much heat and it splattered everywhere.
Amateurs...

I had a professional cleaning/ power washing service for 10 years.
Been there, done that...
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Nov 9, 2017 - 10:46pm PT
You can buy range fed cockroaches that will eat that sh#t off the walls...Then they crawl outside and die...

We have a winner!
LMAO
justthemaid

climber
Jim Henson's Basement
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 10, 2017 - 06:00am PT
I'll take that # for Vinnie Reilly. No really....

Won't the roaches get stoned and lazy and not finish the job? Seems to happen with the hired help a lot at that house.

I actually had to deal with a similar situation when I bought the house 20 years ago. The owners were very heavy cigarrette smokers. I used TSP at the time but it didn't work so well in the kitchen where it was smoke residue mixed with cooking grease. I had issues with peeling and had to go back - resand/reclean and ended up using oil based primer on the whole kitchen to get the paint to stick. Probabaly have to do the same this time. Meh.

I think I'll start with the alcohol and work my way through the list here. I'll keep y'all apraised.
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
Sands Motel , Las Vegas
Nov 10, 2017 - 06:24am PT
I spent 4 days scrubbing lard off a kitchen wall before it could be painted...glad i was hourly..I painted over the pink walls in the bedroom and overnight cockroaches had crawled up the wet paint.. I didn't know roaches could live at 8,000 feet in the winter...Maidy..I feel your pain...rj
Bad Climber

Trad climber
The Lawless Border Regions
Nov 10, 2017 - 06:33am PT
We gotta go hammer and tongs on those a-holz. Gah.

BAd
clinker

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, California
Nov 10, 2017 - 06:44am PT
If you have ever used Rapid Remover and have suffered bouts of paranoid schizophrenic delusions you may be entitiled to a cash settlement.... call 1 800 crk loon....

;)
Dingus Milktoast

Trad climber
Minister of Moderation, Fatcrackistan
Nov 10, 2017 - 08:30am PT
Looked at a house last week, it smelt of ashtray, bad. I'd met the owner outside, the week before. He was having a yardsale and had a recliner out there. As a lark I sat in it, and it too smelled of cigarette smoke. So did the guy himself.

But the house, merde!

You trade guys, have you ever successfully got the smell out of such a place? I go to hotels that once allowed smoking and even 15 years after the last smoke, they still reek.

DMT
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Nov 10, 2017 - 09:40pm PT
TSP followed by a good coat of oil-based KILZ if you can still buy that in CA. Use a bunch of shitty dollar store abrasive scrubs along with blue shop paper towels and throw then out as soon as they get grotty.Skinning your walls with a second layer of 1/4" or 3/8" sheetrock is also an option if you need to give up on the clean up. Lots of notched trimwork is the real problem with this option but hey, it's a rental, right?
Bong cleaning products like Liquid Grunge Off perhaps?
justthemaid

climber
Jim Henson's Basement
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 11, 2017 - 08:10am PT
@ Dingus: I did manage to get rid of cigarette smell with the TSP and liberal coats of oil primer and paint. on every surface and cabinet. I replaced every bit of flooring and carpet and took down most of the popcorn ceilings . I also replaced every light fixture , wall switch etc - anything that had a surface that could collect stinky residue.

Looks like I get to do it all over again. Fortunately- this's stuff has an odd odor but it's not nearly as discusting or strong as cigarette smell IMO . It's just harder to scrub off.

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