Remove Smoke Stains from Clothing

If you or someone you know smokes, you may have to deal with trying to remove smoke stains from clothing. You may also deal with it if you work around fire as well. So, here’s some quick and easy ways that you can remove smoke stains from your clothing.

Remove Smoke Stains from Clothing

How to Remove Nicotine Smoke Stains from Clothing

If you’ve been around smokers, or you are one, you know that the smoke seems to stain everything around you.  If you’ve quit, you probably want to get the nicotine smoke stains out of your clothing. Or, if you’re not a smoker and you were around smokers, you may have stains in the clothes you were wearing that you want to get rid of.  How can you do that without having to spend a lot of money? Here’s a quick at-home remedy for smoke stains that you can try.

What you will need:

  • Solution of warm water, ½ teaspoon liquid dish detergent, and 1 tbsp of white vinegar
  • Water
  • Sponge
  • Rubbing alcohol
  1. First, soak the stain in the solution that is listed above. Leave the article of clothing in the solution for anywhere from 15 to 20 minutes, depending on how deep-set the stain is into your clothing.
  2. Rinse the article of clothing thoroughly with water, rinsing out the stain as you go.
  3. Inspect the article of clothing. If there is no more stain, then launder as usual. If there is still a stain, move on to step 4.
  4. Find the stain and take a sponge, soaking it with rubbing alcohol. Take this sponge and start to dab over the remaining stain until it appears to be gone. Allow it to air dry before washing.
  5. Launder as usual, in a cold cycle. Check the article of clothing one more time between washing and drying to make sure that the stain is completely gone. If the stain is still there, go back to step one and start all over again.

It may take a lot of effort for you to eliminate smoke stains from your clothing, but the success that you’ll feel (and the fact that your clothes won’t smell anymore) will make it totally worth the effort you put into it.

How to Remove Campfire Smoke Stains from Clothing

If you’ve been out tending a campfire or working the fireplace, you may have a different type of smoke stain on your clothing than those we talked about in the previous section. Thankfully, these are easier to get rid of than other types of stains.

What you will need:

  • Dry Spotter
  • Absorbent pad
  • Tamper brush
  • Dry-cleaning solvent
  • Ammonia
  1. Apply a dry-spotter to the stain and cover with a pad that is dampened with the spotter. Allow this to sit for up to 3 hours, checking the stain regularly.
  2. Change the pad if it appears to have stopped picking up the stain. Before you switch, use the tamper brush to brush over the pad before lifting it and switching it. Repeat this step until the stain appears to be removed.
  3. Take the dry-cleaning solvent and flush the article of clothing.
  4. Allow the article of clothing to air dry.
  5. Inspect the article of clothing. If any of the stain still remains, take the spotter and use a few drops of ammonia for a more intense clean.
  6. Rinse very well so that the ammonia doesn’t leave an odd scent.
  7. Air dry, and then launder as usual. Check the article of clothing between washing and drying to make sure that the stain is totally out. If it is not, allow it to air dry and repeat steps 5 and 6 until the stain is completely gone.