Tobacco stains are ugly and avoidable, but they still exist. This article focuses on wiping away the last residue of their subsistence.

How To Remove Tobacco Stains

You don’t have to be a regular chimney to be burdened with the task of scrubbing away tobacco stains. Picture this; you’re in the centre of the dance floor. It’s so crowded that even a bee cannot bumble its way inside. However, the pulsating music drives you to swing your hands in every direction, until oops! A cigarette nearly burnt a hole into your brand new halter top!  Yes, you breathe in a deep sigh of relief for having dodged a cigarette burn, but soon enough you’ll be grimacing at a nasty tobacco stain. What about a routine smoker? Well, he or she will have to live with stained teeth apart from painful coughs and other looming health threats. Stone and leather surfaces too attract tobacco stains and worse. Remember the time your guest accidentally dropped some ash on your favourite sofa? If you had come across this article beforehand, you would have most definitely had a less troublesome time cleaning off a tobacco stained surface. Nonetheless, it’s better late than never. Read through this section to eradicate future tobacco stains in a jiffy!

Tobacco Stain Removal Tips

Non-Washable Fibres

Materials Required

  • Sponge
  • White Vinegar
  • Water
  • Wet Dropper
  • Mix a few drops of white vinegar with water for the wet dropper.
  • Dampen the pad and apply light strokes against the tobacco stained surface of the acetate, fibreglass or whichever concerned non-washable fibre.
  • Sponge away till the pad loosens the staining material and residue until no more remains.

Cotton And Linen Fabrics

Materials Required

  • ½ tsp liquid Detergent
  • ¼ litre warm Water
  • Sponge
  • Drop of Alcohol 
  • Soak the stained fabric for fifteen minutes in a mixed solution of the warm water and liquid detergent.
  • Rinse it thoroughly with water.
  • Add a drop (depending on the size of the stain) of alcohol to the sponge and rub it onto the tobacco stain.
  • Continue rinsing with water.
  • Dry under the sun. 

 Leather And Suede

Materials Required
  • Mild Soap Liquid Detergent
  • Water
  • Sponge
  • Clean Cloth 
  • Mix a solution of mild soap in lukewarm water till it is very lathery.
  • Apply only the foam with a sponge.
  • Rinse the tobacco stained area with the sponge.
  • Moisten the clean cloth with clear water.
  • Wipe with clean cloth till it dries.

Stained Teeth

Materials Required
  • Baking Soda
  • Hydrogen Peroxide
  • Toothbrush
  • Mix baking soda and peroxide and form a thick paste.
  • Apply some on your toothbrush and brush in circular motions.
  • Rinse thoroughly.

Nicotine Stains On Fingers

Materials Required
  • Lemon
  • Potato
  • Aspirin
  • Vitamin E oil
  • Rub the nicotine stains on your fingers vigorously with half a lemon.
  • Allow the juice to soak in for at least 10 minutes. Cleanse your fingers without over drying.
  • Alternatively, simply peeling a dozen potatoes can remove nicotine stains within a matter of ten minutes. You could also cut the potato in half and rub it in between your fingers.
  • Dissolve an aspirin tablet in 1 cup of hot water and soak your fingers. Pesky tobacco stains disappear in no time.
  • Applying Vitamin E oil to your hands daily helps prevent nicotine from staining your fingers.

Walls And Ceilings

Materials Required
  • Alcohol
  • Ammonia
  • Water
  • Bucket
  • Sponges
  • Spray bottle
  • Moisten a soft cloth or towel with the alcohol or ammonia, or spray it directly onto the wall.
  • In a circular motion, scrub the area with a sponge and remove the stain.
  • Rinse with a clean cloth moistened with clean water.
  • Dry with a soft cloth.

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