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Repainting and Restoration After Cigarette Smoke Damage

9/11/2023 (Permalink)

Professionals at work SERVPRO professionals restore homeowners' belongings to their proper place.

You have taken these steps to help with the cigarette smoke damage, now what? 

Primer and Sealant Application

Smoke stains and odors can penetrate surfaces, necessitating a fresh start. Applying a primer and sealant specifically designed to block these issues is crucial before repainting. This preparation step acts as a barrier, preventing any remaining smoke particles from seeping through and affecting the new coat of paint.

Choosing the Right Paint and Color

Selecting the appropriate paint type and color plays a pivotal role in smoke eradication. Opting for matte finishes in smoke-prone areas can help conceal imperfections while resisting the adherence of smoke residue. Light colors, known for their ability to reflect light and create an illusion of spaciousness, can also contribute to visually eliminating any residual smoke traces. 

Preventive Measures for Future Smoke Issues 

Establishing Designated Smoking Areas

A proactive approach involves designating specific areas for smoking, and minimizing the intrusion of smoke into the rest of the living space. This practice not only helps in containing smoke but also encourages healthier habits. 

Use of Air Purifiers with Smoke-Specific Filters

Investing in air purifiers equipped with smoke-specific filters, such as HEPA and activated carbon combinations, can provide ongoing relief from smoke-related issues. These filters are tailored to capture even the tiniest smoke particles, ensuring a continuously fresh and smoke-free environment.

Regular Maintenance and Cleaning Routines

Consistency is key to maintaining a smoke-free environment. Implementing regular maintenance routines, including periodic deep cleaning sessions, can significantly reduce the chances of smoke residue buildup. By adhering to a structured cleaning schedule, you can ensure that smoke remains an issue of the past.

Tackling cigarette smoke requires a combination of DIY efforts and professional assistance. Armed with an understanding of smoke's composition and its elusive behavior, you can effectively combat its presence and create a healthier and more pleasant living environment. Whether through DIY methods or by seeking professional expertise, the goal remains the same: to bid farewell to cigarette smoke and welcome fresh air and comfort into your space.

SERVPRO® is Here to Help Around the Clock

SERVPRO® is available 24/7 year-round to assist with removing the smell of cigarette smoke, smoke remediation services, fire remediation services, and more. We’re experienced in cleaning, restoring, and repairing homes and businesses that have been affected by cigarette smoke. Whether it’s new or old, our team is dedicated to providing quick and effective smoke remediation services. With over 2000 franchises across the United States and Canada, rest assured there is never a SERVPRO® far away.

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