3 Easy Tips for Permanent Soot Marks

3 Easy Tips for Permanent Soot Marks

 In fire damage, home cleaning, how to, smoke and odor, tips and tricks

A Bit of Sarcasism

Nothing quite impresses friends and family like amazing soot marks.  After a furnace puffback or small fire, it’s easy to set the soot into your paint and household items permanently!  In fact, the results will be so impressive that even painting over the affected areas will not work!


  1. No rush, just get to it when you can!  Taking quick and correct action will substantially reduce your chances at having set-in soot stains.  When left to sit, soot can do some amazing things including, but not limited to:
    • Pitting and etching of metals and metallic finishes
    • Discoloring paint and wallpaper
    • Permanently damaging upholstery, clothing and linens
    • And much, much more!

  2. Just use a wet rag and some household cleaners!  This is one of the very best ways to get that permanent, caked-on soot look that you desire.

  3. Throw those clothes and linens into your washer!  Not only can you get that soot look in your house, you can also take it with you on all your clothes!  You definitely don’t want to have a professional restoration dry cleaning company get your clothes looking good as new.


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