Get rid of the cigarette smells that haunt your wood furniture and home with these tips. Cigarette smoke is one of the hardest things to remove from a house, but you are sure to succeed with these tips.
Clean Every Surface Thoroughly
The worst part about cigarette smoke is that it can stain your home’s infrastructure and leave that cigarette smell. Clean every surface, including walls, windows, light fixtures, cabinets, and everything else. Cigarette smoke is insidious, and if you miss one little spot, you may never get rid of the smell entirely.
Remember to Clean Your Walls Well
Your walls and ceilings will bear the brunt of the cigarette smoke because of how it travels in the air. The best way to clean your walls and ceilings of cigarette smoke is to use sugar soap because it is designed for this. However, some at-home remedies that will also work for most other surfaces are vinegar, baking soda, and citrus. Remember to soak anything you clean for at least ten minutes if you want the soap to have enough time to work.
Nicotine Stains Work Like Stains on Your Clothes
The cigarette smoke that has yellowed and invaded your home works like the stains we get on our clothes from ketchup and wine. Soak the stain or smelly place with vinegar before cleaning. Then once it is cleaned, do the process a few more times. This will ensure your possessions will no longer smell like cigarettes in the next few weeks when the scent of your cleaner wears off.
Wood is Porous
Because wood is porous, it can absorb smells much easier than a lot of materials. To get rid of cigarette smoke in your wooden furniture, use citrus and vinegar to attack the smell. You will need to revarnish and restain any wood pieces you have to clean. Fisher Lumber provides an array of protective varnishes for your indoor and outdoor wood products. Consider talking to our lumber experts about how to treat your furniture to prevent this from happening again.
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