Tobacco Stains on Wooden Shades

I just purchased a home and the previous owner was a heavy smoker. The window coverings are nice wood shades but they are stained with tobacco. How do I get this off without ruining the shades? Please help.


By chip off the old block from CA


Anonymous Flag
April 17, 20090 found this helpful

Whether you take them outside and wash them with soapy water and a hose or wash them in a bathtub full of soapy water, you will still have to clean them slat by slat. The easiest and least messy way is to take them down one at a time, sit at a kitchen table with a bucket of hot water and Murphy's Oil Soap and go for it.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes

Add your voice! Click below to comment. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

Home and Garden Cleaning Blinds and CurtainsApril 16, 2009
Nicotine Fingers
Removing Nicotine Stains on Skin
Skylight light with mini blinds.
Adding Shades to a Skylight
Installing Roman Shades
Finding Window Hardware for Roman Shades
Orange Curtains
Making No-Sew Curtains or Shades
Halloween Ideas!
Ask a Question
Share a Post
You are viewing the desktop version of this page: View Mobile Site
© 1997-2016 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Published by . Page generated on October 25, 2016 at 2:08:43 PM on in 2 seconds. Use of this web site constitutes acceptance of ThriftyFun's Disclaimer and Privacy Policy. If you have any problems or suggestions feel free to Contact Us.
Loading Something Awesome!