Used furniture can be a great deal. But sometimes it comes with little “extras” such as unwanted odors. In this article, we explain how to easily get rid of cigarette, cigar or cannabis smells in furniture.
How to permanently get cigarette smell out of furniture
What you’ll need:
- One or two clean cloths
- Syringe and needle (if furniture has cushions)
- Bucket of water
- Purodora Smoke Odor Neutralizer for Fabrics
- Purodora Smoke Odor Neutralizer for Hard Surfaces
The number of treatments needed to completely get the smoke smell out of furniture will depend on:
- How long the furniture was exposed to smoke
- How many cigarettes were smoked in the house on a daily basis
- The number of smokers in the house
How to get cigarette smells out of wood furniture
Recommended products: Smoke Odor Neutralizer for Hard Surfaces and Smoke Odor Neutralizer for Fabrics
Smoke Odor Neutralizer for Hard Surfaces is a neutral all-purpose cleaner and odor neutralizer that works on two levels: It cleans and dislodges nicotine particles from hard surfaces, and it instantly neutralizes odors from cannabis, cigarettes and cigars to eliminate the smell for good.
Why use Smoke Odor Neutralizer for Hard Surfaces:
- Great all-purpose hard surface cleaner & odor neutralizer
- Concentrated – just a little product does the trick
- Water-based – won’t damage varnished surfaces
- No rinsing required – simply apply to surface and allow to air dry
- Leaves a pleasant pine and citrus scent in the air for several hours after use
Smoke Odor Neutralizer for Fabrics instantly eliminates the smell of cigarette and cigar smoke on fabrics throughout the home (carpets, clothing, sofas, mattresses, etc.) and in the car (car seats, carpeting, seatbelts).
Why use Smoke Odor Neutralizer for Fabrics:
- Ready-to-use – No diluting required; simply spray surface and allow to air dry
- Alcohol-based – evaporates quickly to leave fabric surfaces dry in no time
- Won’t stain fabrics or cause cushions to mildew
- Leaves a pleasant peach and sandalwood scent in the air for several hours after use
How to clean wood furniture that smells of cigarettes
Start by treating the varnished surfaces:
- Use Smoke Odor Neutralizer for Hard Surfaces, which is safe for varnished surfaces.
- Dilute 1/2 cup (120 ml) of the product in 1 gallon (4 L) of water.
- Use a clean cloth dampened with the mixture to wipe down all varnished surfaces. This will clean the surfaces and dislodge the nicotine particles trapped in the varnish.
- Allow surfaces to air dry.
Next, treat the unvarnished wood surfaces:
- Use Smoke Odor Neutralizer for Fabrics. Because it’s alcohol-based, it will evaporate quickly. It won’t cause unvarnished or untreated wood to swell, which can happen with a water-based product.
- Spray all unvarnished surfaces (such as the inside of drawers) with the undiluted product. This will dislodge the nicotine particles embedded in the untreated wood.
- Allow surfaces to air dry.
How to get rid of cigarette smells in a sofa
Recommended product: Smoke Odor Neutralizer for Fabrics
How to clean a fabric sofa that smells of cigarette smoke
- Spray the entire sofa (all fabric surfaces) with Smoke Odor Neutralizer for Fabrics.
- Allow surfaces to air dry; no rinsing required.
Sofa smells really strongly of cigarettes? The smell may be embedded deep in the cushions. Here’s what you do:
- Use a syringe and a needle to inject Smoke Odor Neutralizer for Fabrics deep into each cushion.
- Make multiple injections per cushion (about an inch apart) to reach all the embedded smoke particles.
- Then, spray the entire sofa (all fabric surfaces) with the same product.
Because Smoke Odor Neutralizer for Fabrics is alcohol-based, it will evaporate quickly. It won’t stain fabrics or cause cushions to mildew (which can happen with a water-based odor neutralizer). And because the product evaporates quickly, your sofa and cushions will be dry in no time.
How to clean a leather sofa
Leather absorbs odors easily. Here’s how to get rid of cigarette smells on a leather couch.
- Gently wipe leather surfaces with a soft clean cloth sprayed with Smoke Odor Neutralizer for Fabrics.
- Use a clean dry cloth to wipe off any excess product on the leather surfaces.
Really strong cigarette smell in your leather sofa? The smell may be embedded deep in the cushions. Here’s what you do:
- Use a syringe and a needle to inject the product into the cushions.
- When injecting into leather cushions, always inject the needle at the seams to avoid making holes in the leather.
- Make multiple injections and try to angle the needle to reach the different sections of the cushion.
- When cleaning leather, spray the product onto a cloth, never directly onto the leather surface.
- Always test an inconspicuous area to ensure product compatibility.
- Leather tends to absorb odors deeply. Several treatments may be needed to completely eliminate the cigarette smell in leather.
- WARNING! Smoke Odor Neutralizer for Fabrics is alcohol-based and may not be suitable for imitation leather containing dyes.
Save time and money with multi-use products
Did you know?
Purodora products are designed to eliminate specific odors, but can be used to clean all sorts of surfaces in and around your home!
Also use Smoke Odor Neutralizer for Fabrics to get rid of:
- Dog smells
- Damp, humidity or musty smells
- Farm smells
Also use Smoke Odor Neutralizer for Hard Surfaces to:
- Clean floors and walls (wood, ceramic, vinyl, concrete)
- It’ll leave your home with a lovely pine and citrus scent