If you had guest who have been smoking in your house, or if you smoke in your home, your furniture
will have the unpleasant odour long after this event. Leather material absorbs easily any kind of
smell, especially the cigarette smoke odours. So if you have leather couch in your home you should
take good care of it to remove the odours. While cleaning leather furniture could be challenging,
removing the cigarette odours from leather couch is a difficult task. Fortunately, it is not impossible
and you need only the appropriate approach and cleaning products.
How to Remove Smoke Smell From a Leather Couch
Before starting with the smell removal process you need to clean the furniture surfaces. Use the
vacuum cleaner and soft upholstery attachment to vacuum the couch and remove loose dust and dirt
Fill in a bucket with warm water and use a clean piece of cloth to wipe down the couch. Use only
a damp cloth and avoid using too much water because you could additionally damage the leather.
Throughout the process rinse the cloth several times in the water to avoid spreading the smell
around. Leave the leather to air dry and proceed to the next step of the cleaning process.
Fill in a bucket with clean warm water and add a few drops of gentle saddle soap into it. Use another
clean piece of cloth to work on the leather. Move the cloth in a circular manner and slowly clean the
whole surface of the couch. Rinse the cloth several times into the soapy water. When finished, use a
dry clean cloth to remove the soap from the leather couch.
Depending on the severity of the smoke odour you may need to take an extra step. Keep in mind that
before applying the next cleaning solution you need to allow the leather to air dry. Fill in a bucket
with equal parts warm water and white vinegar. Dip a clean cloth into the cleaning solutions and
wring out the cloth to remove most of the moisture. Wipe the leather couch surface with the cloth.
When you finish that process use a clean dry cloth to remove the extra moisture from the leather
and allow it to air dry.
If the smell is too strong and none of the above mentioned methods helped you, we would