7 Ways On How To Remove Smoke Smell From Wood Furniture

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How to remove smoke smell from wood furniture

Wood furniture is in every one of our houses, it can be your cabinets, TV stand, Dresser, Floors, or even your chest or drawer. They will absorb some of the cigarette smoke smell every time, removing the smoke smell from the wooden surface can be really hard because the smell isn’t just on the surface and the wood furniture will need a deep cleaning to remove the smoke smell.

Smoking itself will stain and leave an odor on your wall, clothes, and much more areas in your house, so if you have cleaned everywhere in your house and you can pinpoint that the wooden surface or furniture in your house is the problem now. You can try any of these cleaning methods that will work, so let us begin removing that odor from your wooden furniture.

Cleaning Methods To Remove Smoke Odor From Your Furniture 

Below is a list of 7 different ways you can clean your wooden furniture to remove smoke odors from them. Each method will have steps to follow, so follow them carefully to get the best results.

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1. Clean furniture with vinegar

Vinegar is one of the safest cleaning products you can have in your home, it works wonders when it comes to removing odors. That is if you use apple cider vinegar. Just like removing other odors, it will eliminate smoke odors that you smell on your furniture.

Smoke from cigarettes will stain the wooden furniture in your house, so cleaning it will need to be done more than once. The first thing you need to do is remove everything you have on the furniture. Mix two cups of apple cider vinegar with water in a spray bottle and apply it to the furniture. Wipe the furniture down with a microfiber cloth or paper towel. Repeat this process until the smoke odor on your wooden furniture is gone.


2. Clean furniture with dawn dish soap

Dawn dish soap is an amazing cleaning product that is very versatile in so many ways. You can use it to wash your sticky floors, clean your car, and even your bathroom. Just like using it on those, you can use it to clean your wooden furniture as well as to remove any smoke odor that might be there.

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You can either mix it in a spray bottle and spray it on the surface or use a small container mixed with dawn dish soap and water. Use a microfiber cloth to wipe the furniture down and then get a clean microfiber cloth with some fresh warm water and give it a second wipe. This will remove the smoke odor from your furniture for good.


3. Place the wooden furniture outside

This method might sound a little weird but it can help, just like if your pet pees his bed you can place it outside for a short period of time under the sun and wide to remove the urine smell. This method can work on wooden furniture that has a cigarette smoke smell on them.

Place the furniture outside in an area where sunlight and enough wind will blow on it. After a few hours, you can wipe the furniture down with some warm water. This will help a lot especially if the furniture was been smoked around for many years. Make sure to get help when lifting the furniture to go outside and inside.

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4. Use Murphy,s oil soap to clean the furniture

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Murphy’s oil soap was made to clean wooden furniture and floors and it also gives them this shine and new look to them. This soap will not remove the odor entirely so you will need to some apple cider vinegar to it to remove the odor. Mix the Murphys oil soap in a bowl and add half a cup of vinegar and wipe the furniture down.


5. Clean the entire house

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This might surprise a lot of people but, cleaning one area in your house will not remove smoke odors. You mike think that it is your wood furniture that has to absorb the smoke smell but it could be that your walls, other furniture like couches and clothes have the smell on them, so if you clean the wooden furniture and you still smell cigarette smell. Then it is time to give your house a deep cleaning.

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To do this get a large enough container and fill it halfway with warm water, add some dawn dish soap to it and a little vinegar as well. What I like to do as well is to add 1/4 cup of pine sol to the water to give it that lovely smell. Wipe down the walls and every with this mixture. Wash the clothes and clean the sofas and couches too.


6. Steam clean the furniture 

Steam cleaning is one of the easiest ways to remove odors and stains from carpets, rugs, mats, and so much more thing. Professional car cleaners use steam cleaning tools to help remove the smoke smell from the carpets and touch areas in the car without damaging it, so this will work on your furniture for sure.

Buying a steam cleaner can be pricey but will be worth it over time when you need to clean other places, you can also rent them as well if places in your area do this. This link will lead you to some affordable steam cleaning tools you can buy on amazon.

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To use the steam cleaner, follow the instructions that come with it and use paper towels or microfiber cloth to wipe down the furniture. This will make a big difference and will save you time and extra work.


7. Use odor removing cleaning products 

So if all the homemade cleaning methods didn’t work above, this is the last resort you will have to turn to. These products work great on most surfaces but might have a strong smell to them. Before using these cleaning products, read and follow the instructions properly and wear a mask and a glove.

Final thoughts-

If you have very old furniture that has been in a smoky environment for a long time, it is better to just get rid of them and start over with new furniture, but some furniture can be restored if clean very well, like steaming it with a steam cleaner. Smoke odors don’t just stick to one surface like wood, they will stick to others as well so ensure that it is the wooden furniture that you have in your house that has the smell to it.

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