How to Rid a Leather Couch of a Cigarette Smell

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How to Rid a Leather Couch of a Cigarette Smell
Remove cigarette smell from a leather couch with vinegar. (Jupiterimages/ Images)

Cigarette smoke carries with it a strong odour that can quickly be absorbed into furniture. When you have a leather couch in the home, the cigarette odour can be very strong and requires an odour removal routine that deodorises without damaging the leather surface. Incorporate a moisturising ingredient as you clean to avoid cracked and brittle leather.

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Things you need

  • Bowl
  • White vinegar
  • Linseed oil
  • Cleaning rags

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  1. 1

    Mix 2 parts linseed oil and 1 part white vinegar in a bowl. The vinegar works to clean and deodorise while the oil restores moisture. For an average sized couch, 2 cups oil and 1 cup vinegar should be plenty.

  2. 2

    Dip a cleaning rag into the mixture and wring it out.

  3. 3

    Wipe down the leather couch with the rag, rubbing the solution deep into the leather. Continue across the entire couch.

  4. 4

    Let the couch air dry, then follow up with a clean rag to buff away any leftover cleaning residue.

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