Black Smoke like swirl on wall

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Old 02-05-17, 03:57 PM
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Black Smoke like swirl on wall

In one of the bedrooms right above the door I can see a black smoke like swirl. Anyone know what that could be? It is a house we just bought and have lived in since July 2016. I know people smoked in the house previously, but I also found we have a mold issue in the basement. Is it more likely to be smoke stain that they did not paint over properly? It doesn't look like a mold it looks like a soot. If I can post a pic I will soon. Thank you.Name:  20170205_175954.jpg
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Old 02-05-17, 04:03 PM
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Sure you can post a picture..... http://www.doityourself.com/forum/el...-pictures.html

Do you have oil heat ?
 
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I posted a pic. No I have a natural gas furnace.
 
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Generally smoking in the home does not leave black soot like marks. Smoking generally leaves a brown/yellowish film of nicotine.

Have you tried wiping the area with a damp rag? Does the stain come off onto the rag at all?
 
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