WE may love a spot of DIY – but there are some house maintenance things that you just have to leave up to the professionals.

And while we wouldn't know where to begin with peeling plaster, one savvy woman has revealed how she got rid of grim nicotine stains from her walls in MINUTES.

Last month, Hannah – who runs the TikTok account Wiltshire Renovators – shared a video of herself giving one of the rooms in her new home a thorough deep clean.

Using Mrs Hinch's favourite Elbow Grease spray, Hannah began by covering every inch of the stained wall in the product.

Allowing the £1 degreaser to work its magic, Hannah then left the room and filmed the grime running down the walls.

A few minutes later, the DIY fan returned and gave the wall a thorough scrub down.

She added: "Keep refreshing the water and wipe off as much residue as you can."

Amazingly, the spray not only removed the worst of the nicotine stains but it also got rid of notes she'd made in permanent marker too.

To finish, Hannah wiped down the wall in white vinegar to remove any lingering grime.

Although Hannah is planning on having the ceiling professionally, the cleaning hack meant she hasn't had to fork out for the walls too.

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The video has racked up over 131,000 "likes" on TikTok and people were amazed by how well it worked.

"I love Elbow Grease," one replied. "It's a slight obsession."

Another added: "It just started melting away!!"

A third wrote: "Girl I would have been using a bucket and mop. To heck with a little sponge – great job!"

Vote for your Fabulous Mum of the Year and WIN

Do you know a mum who deserves some extra recognition? We want to pay homage to the best mums in Britain.

During the pandemic they’ve been busy juggling childcare, homeschooling and work, with the added stress of worrying about the health of elderly relatives and vulnerable friends. 

It’s never been a harder time to be a mum, so this year it’s even more important to honour the amazing women in our lives. 

Nominate her for our Fabulous Mum Of The Year Award and she could win an overnight stay for two at a Champneys spa of her choice complete with a Gold package, which includes four relaxing treatments for the ultimate pampering experience.

Two runners-up will Champneys goodie bag worth £50 plus a £100 M&S voucher and £200 Nutmeg at Morrisons voucher, and all three mums will enjoy a makeover with our glam squad before taking part in a photo shoot for the magazine.  

And you could win a £100 Tu at Sainsbury’s voucher, £200 Florence & Fred at Tesco voucher or £250 to spend at Primark just for entering.

If you want to nominate a mum then fill in the form here.   

To enter, upload a photograph of the mum you are nominating and explain why they deserve to win. 

The deadline for entries is Sunday February 14 and one winner and two runners-up will be announced on Sunday March 14. Good luck – we can’t wait to hear from you!

For more life hacks, these are the scrub-free cleaning tips that require zero effort (and they all cost less than a quid).

And this cleaning fanatic shared the easy way she gets her tarnished teaspoons sparkling new using two household items.

Plus this woman said she’ll ‘NEVER iron again’ after £2.50 B&M spray makes crumpled bed sheets look freshly pressed.

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