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Remove Soot from Fireplace Walls

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    LESLIE: Jody in Rhode Island needs some help with a fireplace project. What can we do for you?

    JODY: Yes, I was wondering if you have an easy idea regarding taking off the soot from the walls so I can repaint it.

    LESLIE: Oh, soot from the walls. So it’s not on any of the masonry. It’s actually on the drywall?

    JODY: Yeah, right.

    LESLIE: Have you tried – there’s a solution that you can get at the home center. It’s usually in the painting aisle and it’s called TSP, which is trisodium phosphate. And that’s basically like a wall cleanser. It’s a prepping project that a lot of professional painters use. And if you mix it according to the directions, it should get that right off. Because it’s also – it’s like a degreaser. It’s a good cleanser.

    JODY: OK. Thank you very much.

    TOM: You’re welcome, Jody. Thanks so much for calling us at 888-MONEY-PIT.

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