To remove soot and smoke from walls, floors, and furniture use a mild soap or detergent or mix together the following solution:
- 4 to 6 tbsp. Tri-Sodium Phosphate;
- 1 cup household cleaner or chlorine bleach; and
- 1 gallon warm water.
Wear rubber gloves when cleaning with this solution. Be sure to rinse your walls and furniture with clear warm water and dry thoroughly after washing them with this solution.
Wash a small area at one time, working from the floor up. Then rinse the wall with clear water immediately. Ceilings should be washed last.
Do not repaint until walls and ceilings are completely dry.
Your wallpaper also can be repaired. Use a commercial paste to repaste a loose edge or section. Contact your wallpaper dealer or installer for information on wallpaper cleaners. Washable wallpaper can be cleansed like any ordinary wall, but take care not to soak the paper. Work from bottom to top to prevent streaking.