Nicotine from cigarettes, cigars, and pipes can leave yellow stains on your furniture. Removing this sticky residue can be done taking care not to damage the finish on your furniture. This is a guide about cleaning nicotine from wood furniture.
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I have been playing with Oxi-Clean powder lately. I used it to clean a badly mildewed life jacket and it came out like new. On clothing, it will remove yellowing. I've tried it on walls, furniture, floors, etc. Great stuff! Just an FYI.
By arsonhorse from Denham Springs, LA
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Here are questions related to Cleaning Nicotine from Wood Furniture.
How do I remove nicotine and cigarette smell from a large wood hutch? I have tried a wood cleaner and some came off. It is so thick you can feel it. But I am afraid of ruining the hutch; it's my mother's. It is so bad I won't bring it in my home. Please help. There has to be a way to remove this.
By Tammy H from Zanesville, OH
I need to get it off some wood furniture I bought from family. It's a mess, but was my aunt's. She's gone, but the nicotine is trying to stay. Please help.
By Sonja from Smalltown, KY
By Frugal Sunnie10/31/2011
A solution of half water-half vinegar will work too. Use a dampened cloth to lightly wipe the upholstered parts of the furniture. It may take a few times to completely rid the furniture of the stench, but the vinegar and water will do the trick.
I have nicotine embedded in my bedroom furniture. I'd like to know how to remove it. It's wood furniture.
By Kim Churchman11/26/2008
Just fyi, it's the tar you see. Nicotine is colorless, looks like water. I know, I'm no help at all! Good luck and good for you for wanting to do this!
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I would like to know how to clean nicotine off of wood furniture. Oven cleaner works, but also takes off paint if it's left on slightly too long.