How to Remove Smoke Stains from Wood
If you have wood furniture or wood in other areas of your home, then you may have some smoke stains that you will have to get rid of. Here’s a quick and easy way for you to remove any sort of smoke stains from wood (nicotine, fire, or fireplace).
What you will need:
- Soft Cloths
- Mild dish soap
- Baking soda
- Wood polish or wax
- First, wipe the stained surface off with a dry cloth. This will help to get off the initial layer of soot and smoke debris that you may have to deal with before you start with the stuff that is caked on.
- Then, make a mix of water and a few drops of dish detergent. Dip another soft cloth into this solution and wipe down the affected area to get rid of the staining. Be gentle; don’t scrub because that can cause some problems with the finishing.
- Dry the area within a minute or so. If you allow it to sit too long, the water can seep in and mess with the wood even more than the smoke stain did.
- At this point, take the baking soda and put it over the area as well. This will dry up any of the excess water and help to alleviate any odd smells.
- Wipe the baking soda off with a clean cloth.
- As soon as you are able to, polish or wax the area. By doing this, you’ll be able to make sure that you stop the stains from setting in further, and it’ll make it look immensely better as well.