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Old 01-25-2004, 05:24 PM   #1
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Default How to get cigarette smell out of leather couch??

First the god news ... picked up a used leather living room set (couch, big cozy chair, footrest) cheap ... $550, and it's in great shape. But now that I have it home & in my house, I notice a very faint cigarette smell on it. Didn't notice any cigarette smell in the house where I got it, and it's definitely something I looked for, but it's here now

It's not bad really ... nothing I can't live with, but any tips?

Or tips in general for caring for leather furniture. I've never had any before. In particular, any way to seal it/make it more stain resistant (two small kids in the house!)
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Old 01-25-2004, 05:26 PM   #2
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febreeze maybe?

not sure if it would work on leather. whatever you use, make sure to test it in an out of sight spot first to make sure it wont discolor it.
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Old 01-25-2004, 05:27 PM   #3
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Pee on it, will never smell that nasty cig smell again
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Old 01-25-2004, 05:27 PM   #4
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Put it into a furnace to cook off the smell.
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Old 01-25-2004, 05:27 PM   #5
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Wipe all the sufaces down with mink oil, this will remove the smell and soften the leather.
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Old 01-25-2004, 05:28 PM   #6
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this is why I dont buy used furniture that is leather or padded...

u cant really clean it..

imagine what the prev owner did on top of it..

DONT USE a black light to check for protein!!
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Old 01-25-2004, 05:28 PM   #7
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Thanks Roger ... the rest of you folks are sure a barrel of laughs ... [img]i/expressions/rolleye.gif[/img]
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Old 01-25-2004, 05:29 PM   #8
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If the people were heavy smokers, it will be on the inside as well.
Turn it over carefully take the dust cover off the bottom. Wipe down every surface with a strong cleaner, windex, simple green, etc. and then maybe take febreeze to the padding. You will need a staple gun to re-attach the dust cover.
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Old 01-25-2004, 05:55 PM   #9
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Febreze the fabric on the bottoms, maybe pull it off & spray the stuff on the underside of the foam.

Baking Soda will actually absorb the odors, maybe a box of it with holes punched in the side placed in the lining before re stapling (very cheap BTW).

Finally, fabric softener sheets stuffed between the cushions for a few months.
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Pee on it, will never smell that nasty cig smell again
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BURN IT!! :gift:
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Old 01-25-2004, 06:59 PM   #13
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this is why I dont buy used furniture that is leather or padded...

u cant really clean it..

imagine what the prev owner did on top of it..

DONT USE a black light to check for protein!!
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Old 01-25-2004, 07:22 PM   #14
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Set it on fire.
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Old 01-25-2004, 07:24 PM   #15
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Smoke cigarettes throughout the whole house.
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Smells-be-gone spray or enclose it under a plastic sheet with some of the solid.
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