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.
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
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.
I would suggest trying Lemon Oil. It worked for my mom to help to remove paint off of a Mantel Clock. It is in stores in the cleaning supplies. Just pure Lemon Oil, and it won't hurt the wood. Just put it on a clean cloth, rub on the wood, then polish with another cloth. You may have to do it a few times, it smells good, and is good for the wood, it helps to preserve it.
-Sharon Lee (02/18/2004)
I am needing to clean some appliances that are severely stained with nicotine. I have tried just about everything like Mean Green, Oven cleaner, Degreaser, Windex, among other various cleaners. I have even tried sanding them down, nothing thus far is working. Need any suggestions please. (03/04/2005)
Don't laugh, but a regular bar of Ivory soap will remove nicotine off of anything. Dampen a sponge or cloth and rub the bar with it.
I scrubbed my brains out with practically every cleaner available and the Ivory removes it like a breeze with very little effort. Amazing!
I do my furniture with Ivory also. Shines like new after it's polished. (03/26/2005)
Scrubbing Bubbles does a wonderful job. It does the work for you. (04/26/2008)