Need Advice: Cleaning painted walls/ceilings that have candle soot
I have a 50 year old house that I am putting a lot of sweat equity into. The previous resident used cheap candles in the house. The soot from the candles is everywhere. The walls are painted, no wallpaper. The ceilings are textured(swirl pattern). What can I use to clean(liquid solution and/or machines)the walls, ceilings and woodwork(molding) that would not be corrosive to these surfaces, yet clean these surfaces efficently? My goal is to clean all surfaces in preparation for new paint. Your suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
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