After the ceilings and carpet were gone it was time to clean, prime, and paint. And man oh man we did a lot of each. Have you ever mopped the walls of a house? Have you ever mopped the walls of a house and watched the water turn brown as it trickled back to the floor. I'll say this: if you don't think second hand smoke effects other people's bodies you should see what it will do to a house!
After the scrubbing it was time to prime. We went with Killz because it has a reputation for eliminating odors, and we had a LOT of odors that needed to be sent back to the hell from whence they came. We went through buckets and buckets of the stuff, and at one point it almost killed Nate as he insisted he could prime the inside of a closet without wearing a mask. But it did its job and it did its job well.
If I never have to smell Killz again in my life it will be too soon!