It took four days to prepare for painting prep. Had to pull 10,000 nails and screws and hooks out of the walls. Never seen so many, possibly not even at Home Depot or Lowe’s. AND THEN came the exquisite joy of washing 30 years of nicotine off every surface. Every ceiling. Every wall. Every thing.
Wish I was kidding.
I used approximately 5:1 ratio hot water and vinegar with a little dish soap, with a compression sprayer. And lots and lots of old towels.