The foul smell of tobacco can turn even the coziest homeroom into a nightclub. The question especially often arises: how to wash nicotine plaque from the walls?
The composition of tobacco smoke contains nicotine, which settles on any surface, giving it an unpleasant dirty yellow tint. Tobacco stains also form on tablecloths and utensils, wooden and plastic window sills, curtains, clothes, and smoker’s fingertips.
If you smoke indoors with the windows closed and do not use the hood, then a yellow plaque will form on the ceiling and walls very soon, and a persistent smell of tobacco smoke will appear.
Painted or whitewashed walls and ceilings will have to be repainted. Traces of nicotine penetrate deeply into the porous surface; it is impossible to remove them without completely destroying the coating. The old wallpaper will also need to be completely removed and the walls treated with a special primer that does not absorb tobacco smoke.
Cigarette stains can be easily removed from tiles, plastic panels, and china with an acid solution diluted with water in a ratio of 1 to 20 or with simple table vinegar. In addition, citric acid, a mixture of hydrogen peroxide and ammonia in a ratio of 1 to 2, or soda will help fight nicotine stains from available tools.