How to Remove Smoke Odors From Microfiber

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Things You'll Need

  • Vacuum

  • Bowl

  • 1 tbsp. dishwashing detergent

  • Sponge

  • Clean cloths

  • Baking soda

  • Suede brush


As an alternative to dishwashing detergent solution, sponge the microfiber with dry cleaning solvent to remove smoke odor.

Bring small microfiber items outdoors and allow the fresh air to get rid of the smoke odor.

If smoking is allowed in the house, fill ashtrays with charcoal-based cat litter to absorb the smell and prevent it from stinking up upholstery.

Use the driest cleaning methods possible when cleaning microfiber. Squeeze out cleaning cloths and sponges to avoid damaging the material.

Get smoke odors out of your microfiber furniture so you can relax comfortably on it.

Smoke from cigars and cigarettes leave an unpleasant odor in the home long after the smoke is gone. Tar and nicotine permeate surfaces, leaving smoke odors and stains. Upholstered items, including those covered in microfiber, quickly absorb smoke odors and cause the room to smell like someone has just been smoking. To return your microfiber-upholstered furniture to a fresh-smelling state, you must draw out the smoke odor. Proper cleaning techniques will ensure you maintain the look of this suede-like surface fabric.

Step 1

Cigarette ashes cause stains and odor on furniture.

Vacuum the microfiber surface to remove any cigar or cigarette ash residue.

Step 2

Stir 1 tbsp. dishwasher detergent into two cups warm water. Work the mixture into a frothy lather. Dip the sponge into the detergent bubbles then sponge the microfiber to wash the surface and remove smoke odor.

Step 3

Dampen a clean cloth with water. Blot the microfiber to rinse the surface. Press a dry cloth into the upholstery to remove moisture before allowing it to air dry completely.

Step 4

Sprinkle baking soda over the microfiber surface to absorb any remaining smoke odor. Leave the baking soda on the upholstery overnight, then vacuum it off the next morning.

Step 5

Restore the smooth suede-like surface of microfiber by brushing it.

Fluff the nap of the microfiber surface by brushing it with a suede brush.


Mary Ylisela

Mary Ylisela is a former teacher with a Bachelor of Arts in elementary education and mathematics. She has been a writer since 1996, specializing in business, fitness and education. Prior to teaching, Ylisela worked as a certified fitness instructor and a small-business owner.