The previous owner of our home chain-smoked in the house for 20 years. Brown oozed out of the walls even after hours and hours of scrubbing with various types of cleaners. I tried KILZ in one room. Initially, with the KILZ, the room looked great after it had been painted but within days the brown spots were showing up on the ceiling again. I ended up having to use a plaster product on the room to cover the staining. On another bedroom, I decided to try Bin (Shellac Base). The label suggests tinting the product "toward" the color I intended to paint the room, which I did. When I opened the can, I thought the product was so thin...what could it cover? Boy, was I wrong! It covered everything in one coat, with a very smooth finish. Because the product is so thin it doesn't even look like I put another coat of paint on it. I used a standard 3/8" nap roller and a cheap brush for the trim and corners. I loved the clean looking finish and of course, NO brown spots leaking through. The paint (Behr) went on easily, also covering without any breakthrough in one coat. I attribute the excellent one coat coverage to the Bin Primer Sealer.
I highly recommend Bin for cigarette smoke damage.
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