Cleaning Nicotine from Wood Furniture

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.


October 28, 2011 Flag
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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

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October 31, 20110 found this helpful

TSP or Trisodim Phosphate is a liquid or powder that you dilute with water. It's amazing for ridding walls, floors, and furniture from nicotine stink and color. It's in any houswares dept.

Hope that helps. Sandi

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October 31, 20110 found this helpful

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.

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November 25, 2008 Flag
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I have nicotine embedded in my bedroom furniture. I'd like to know how to remove it. It's wood furniture.

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November 26, 20081 found this helpful

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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June 10, 20160 found this helpful

I feal for you..wish i could give you an easy solution but I too am having the same problem on white wood furniture..what a nightmate...the closest thing to even sligjtly working was oven cleaner

I know many of you will think pf this as way to me i have tried everyone of these suggestions on here but sadly none have worked for me

.0ne other thing i tried was mineral oil remover with lots of elbow grease , and it did help remove some of it.

Best of luck to you

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November 25, 2008 Flag
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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.


Nicotine off 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)

By ThriftyFun

Nicotine on appliances

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)

By Jen

Nicotine off Wood Furniture

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)

By Captain

Getting nicotine off appliances

Scrubbing Bubbles does a wonderful job. It does the work for you. (04/26/2008)

By Kathy

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February 26, 20160 found this helpful

Murphys oil soap works

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March 18, 20160 found this helpful

I tried vegetable oil and baking soda. Long process but it takes it off.

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