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cigarette smell

Posted by on Nov. 16, 2012 at 10:41 AM
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My sister just gave us a bed. It was the guest bedroom bed, it's a king, it's barely been slept on with a three inch pillow top. Unfortunately they smoke inside. A lot. I''ve tried febreeze. Like... five bottles of it. Nothing. A friend said try coffee grind. Now it just smells like an old man's truck. I'm thinking of getting a mattress cover if nothing works.

Has anyone had success with getting the smell of cigarette smoke out of upholsteredf frniture?
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psych_mom
by on Nov. 16, 2012 at 10:46 AM
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Vinegar is good at getting rid of odors, but if you can, try laying a large tarp outside and letting it get some good old sunshine. It helps with odors. I would get a mattress cover anyways- we have one for our bed and it helps keep the dust and allergens to a minimum.

Jukebox_Jenny
by on Nov. 16, 2012 at 11:32 AM
I would've suggested putting it outside.

Quoting psych_mom:

Vinegar is good at getting rid of odors, but if you can, try laying a large tarp outside and letting it get some good old sunshine. It helps with odors. I would get a mattress cover anyways- we have one for our bed and it helps keep the dust and allergens to a minimum.

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QuiltLover
by Jocelynn on Nov. 16, 2012 at 12:15 PM

I agree with putting it outside, also put some charcoal in a pan under the bed, it absorbs odors. I am wondering if you contacted those people that clean up after a fire in your house, you know they would have to have something to rid the smoke smell after a fire. I also would go the extra expense of buying 2 really thick mattress pads and I would put one on both the box springs and the mattress..if all else fails..buy a new one.

telecomgirl
by on Nov. 16, 2012 at 1:22 PM

I would also recommend putting it outside if possible.

I hope you can get the stink out of it and use it soon!

snuggiewoogie
by on Nov. 16, 2012 at 1:34 PM

 Baking Soda!

LuvsHopesDreams
by on Nov. 16, 2012 at 3:14 PM

Once the smell of stale smoke is in fabric padding it's almost impossiblet o get it out.  That's one reason hubby and I don't smoke in the house.  My son is the #1 reason, though!

LuvsHopesDreams
by on Nov. 16, 2012 at 3:15 PM

The "after-house-fire" idea would work, but it would probably cost her more than the mattress is worth.

Quoting QuiltLover:

I agree with putting it outside, also put some charcoal in a pan under the bed, it absorbs odors. I am wondering if you contacted those people that clean up after a fire in your house, you know they would have to have something to rid the smoke smell after a fire. I also would go the extra expense of buying 2 really thick mattress pads and I would put one on both the box springs and the mattress..if all else fails..buy a new one.


HisSweetheart07
by Platinum Member on Nov. 16, 2012 at 3:17 PM

 Outside if possible,

second step would be vinegar sprayed all over

AnGLInterrupted
by Kendall on Nov. 16, 2012 at 3:47 PM

I was going to suggest this as well.  Let it sit outside and "breathe" for a few days.

Quoting psych_mom:

Vinegar is good at getting rid of odors, but if you can, try laying a large tarp outside and letting it get some good old sunshine. It helps with odors. I would get a mattress cover anyways- we have one for our bed and it helps keep the dust and allergens to a minimum.


lillucky8
by Jen on Nov. 16, 2012 at 3:49 PM
Id spray it with vinegar/water and then when dry sprinkle baking soda on it, let it sit then vaccuum it. Also an appolstry cleaner might help
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