A cigarette smell not only lingers, it clings to and yellows everything in its path — also isn’t easily washed out of draperies, if they’re washable at all. Some cleaning products help dispose of this kind of odor better than others do.
Launder washable draperies in the hottest Water indicated on the label; cold water does not loosen, remove or melt a sticky smoke picture as efficiently. Add 3/4 cup of borax or baking soda, or 1 cup of white vinegar to your wash water along with your regular detergent for odor-neutralizing power. If the smell remains, repeat the washing procedure up to five times, indicates the American Cleaning Institute. Hang drapes outside to dry to avoid shrinkage and also to let fresh air filter through the cloth.
Dry cleaning with an enzymatic product designed for odors can remove a cigarette odor from dry-clean-only drapes. Allow the dry cleaner understand about the particular odor you would like removed. If the odor remains, hang the drapes outside for a few dry, sunny days. Or lay the dry drapes in your ground, sprinkle them with baking soda, wait 1 hour, then vacuum the cloth, working in the center outward. Weight the edges to keep the material flat. Repeat the procedure on the other side.