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Old 02-27-2006, 02:02 PM   #1
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Default is it possible to remove the smell of smoke from furniture? if so, how?

came across an little ikea sofa for the basement for real cheap, thing is it smells like smoke, didn't notice it when i picked it up but now that it is in my house it's stinking up the basement. i think it's a job that febreeze alone can not handle. suggestions?

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Old 02-27-2006, 02:03 PM   #2
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replace with farts

I could recommend a few people.
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Old 02-27-2006, 02:04 PM   #3
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I've never been lucky with that. I had 6 guys in my truck smoking cigars for like 30 minutes and it took 3 years to get rid of the smell.
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Old 02-27-2006, 02:05 PM   #4
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Smoke as in "was in a burning house" smoke damage. If so, how badly smoke damaged.
If cigarette smoke, it can be done w/ industrial deodorizing cleaner (no fabreeze), and airing it out. It could take over a year of multiple applications to get it all.

Rarely worth it, esp if you nose is sensitive.
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Old 02-27-2006, 02:05 PM   #5
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If it's not snowing/raining/etc right now in delaware (which I doubt!)

Febreeze with the least crappy smelling febreeze and leave outside in the sunshine.

If not, find a friend with a floor/furniture steamer and steam liberally.
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Old 02-27-2006, 02:06 PM   #6
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garden hose it?

Thats how I used to get rid of the smell in my jackets when I went to a pub.
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Old 02-27-2006, 02:09 PM   #7
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it's cigarette smoke. i might just have to toss it. it smells like a smoking/hotel room. i left it outside yesterday (windy as hell) i'll take the little green machine to it tonight. otherwise i guess it's a lost cause.
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Old 02-27-2006, 02:10 PM   #8
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Old 02-27-2006, 02:11 PM   #9
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Baking soda will absorb odors, just make sure the furniture is absolutely dry before sprinkling over the cloth parts. Apply liberally, let sit for an hour so. Vacuum up baking soda. Repeat 3-5 times.
I was able to get the cat piss smell out of the carpet in my convertible using this method.
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Old 02-27-2006, 02:12 PM   #10
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Have your cat piss on it.
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Old 02-27-2006, 02:13 PM   #11
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If its cloth, use the cleaner a few times as I'd mentioned, then use post #9. Baking powder, not soda btw. You can put it on the cushions, and under the cushions.

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Old 02-27-2006, 02:14 PM   #12
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Set an ozone machine on the couch and throw a large sheet over the couch like a tent. Let it run for a few hours.
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Old 02-27-2006, 02:15 PM   #13
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take up smoking it's cool.
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Old 02-27-2006, 02:31 PM   #14
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Quote:
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Baking soda will absorb odors, just make sure the furniture is absolutely dry before sprinkling over the cloth parts. Apply liberally, let sit for an hour so. Vacuum up baking soda. Repeat 3-5 times.
I was able to get the cat piss smell out of the carpet in my convertible using this method.
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This is an old school fix that has worked for me in getting smells such as human and dog barf (very distinct smells) as well as spilled beer smells out of my cars.
Buy a big ass box of Arm & Hammer and spread the stuff liberally covering all material in a single layer of powder. Let it sit 24 hrs. for maximum effect and then come back with a strong vaccuum to remove the powder and residue. If vaccuming with anything other than a Dyson it's advisable that you empty the vac before hand and/or use a fresh bag reason being you don't want maximal sucking power _and_ don't want to inadvertantly blow dirt, dust and attendant smells from the bag back into the material making the problem worst or swapping smells for smell.
Definitely multiple dosings will be required. It required two when I was cleanign up beer smell and it had only been sitting for a day or so from time of spill to treatment.

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Old 02-27-2006, 04:08 PM   #15
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thanks for the info, i'll try the industrial deodorizer followed by the baking powder ASAP.
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Old 02-27-2006, 04:11 PM   #16
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Look for a special spray called 'Ozium'. Works like a charm, no matter what the stank. Poop, marijuana, stoges, etc.
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Old 02-27-2006, 04:38 PM   #18
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Ozone generator FTW. Check local janitorial supply stores in your area to see if you can rent one . . . rental in this area (Omaha) is around $25/day.

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