Getting cigarette smell out of sofa?
Posted 23 May 2010 - 01:39 PM
I've febreezed it, and am letting it air a little (it's in the van but the doors are all open) b4 we take it inside. I'm thinking a good steam cleaning will get most of it out, but I remember someone saying it's very hard to remove cig smoke smell.
Any tips you KNOW work? Anyone know what the professionals use, or do they just give up?
Posted 23 May 2010 - 01:43 PM
Posted 23 May 2010 - 02:01 PM
I'd leave it outside in the sun for a few days.
Unfortunately, it's raining and will for the next day or so.
But that was my thought, also.
Posted 23 May 2010 - 02:05 PM
Posted 23 May 2010 - 02:07 PM
I just got cigarette stench out of some old doll clothes by soaking them in Kookaburra wool wash. It has tea tree oil in it and that seems to have removed the smell pretty well. Perhaps spraying the couch down with it, (Kookaburra) or with tea tree oil and water before steaming it might work? Of course test it in an inconspicuous area first...
Tea Tree Oil works wonders on stinky feet! Maybe it'll be the ticket here, too--but will it leave a residue? Being oil, and all that?
Posted 23 May 2010 - 02:09 PM
We also had good luck with baking soda on the carpets in our new house. Prior owner was a smoker. Dump it on, let it rest a few days & vac.