How to Get Smoke Smell Out of Wood

Cigarette smoke can easily penetrate the grain of a wood’s surface. Wooden furniture in close proximity to cigarette smoke can quickly develop a pungent musky odor and result in the discomfort of non-smokers.


The remain several things that can be done to remove this smell and return the wooden surface back to normal. By following the below household remedies you can be sure that your wood will be smelling fresh and cigarette-free.

Household Deodorizing Solutions


1 Lemon Oil Wipedown

If one solution naturally combatted cigarette smoke it would be citrus fruit.  By using citrus wood oil, you will be able to counteract the cigarette smoke residues that have made their way within the wood fiber’s surface.  Wash down wood surface before application, and apply with an old rag that you don’t mind getting stained.  After a healthy application, you can be assured that any smoke related odor will be a thing of the past.


2 Baking Soda Mixture

This household powder has wonderful capabilities for odor absorption. Create a watery paste solution of one part baking soda to ten part water and proceed to wipe down the entire surface area of the wood. After the baking soda mixture has dried, follow up several hours later to wipe away any baking soda residues with a damp hand cloth.


3 White Vinegar Scrub

This acid can be found in most households and works great at fight of the stench of cigarette smoke. Mix a solution of one part white vinegar with ten parts warm water and proceed to scrub down the smoke embedded wood ensuring to leave no area untouched. After the white vinegar mixture has had 20 minutes to settle in, follow up with a water wipedown to remove any vinegar remnants.


4 Hydrogen Peroxide Sizzle

This cleaning solution work well at disinfecting surfaces, and lifting embedded residues. Mix a solution of hydrogen peroxide and water in equal parts and proceed to wipe down the entire wood surface with the solution. After 5 minutes have passed wipe down the wood’s surface a second time with a damp rag to remove any remaining hydrogen peroxide. Besides hydrogen peroxide’s deodorizing capabilities, it has the potential to slightly bleach the wood if it is left to sit for too long of a period.


Product Deodorizing Solutions


1 Murphy’s Oil Soap

This cleaning product is fantastic at cleaning wood and extracting odorous residue off from wood surfaces. Apply product to a clean hand towel and wipedown the entire surface area of the wood and lift away smoke-related residues.


2 Enzyme Deodorant

Wiping down the smoke ridden surface of wood with an enzyme cleaner will do much to lift cigarette residues and remove the stench. Enzyme products can be purchased at pets stores and most large supermarkets. The activated enzymes within this solution will go to work in literally eating through the unwanted organic residues.


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Joe Fresh

Joe is an odor combatant, chemistry extraordinaire and all around good guy. He has an over-productive olfactory system with absolutely zero tolerance for unpleasant aromas.

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