We've all been there: You're at a party, enjoying yourself, and someone accidentally swipes you with the ash of their cigarette. There's no need for smoke to come out your ears. Follow these tips to erase nicotine stains.
The first step in removing tobacco stains is to identify the stained material.
Below are the most common types of materials that can become tobacco-stained, with steps on how to remove tobacco from each:
- Non-washable fibers such as Acetate, Fiberglass, Rayon or Triacetate
- Washable fibers such as Acrylic Fabric, Modacrylic, Nylon, Olefin, Polyester or Spandex
- Hard surfaces such as Acrylic Plastic, Aluminum, Asphalt, Bamboo, Brass, Bronze, Cane, Ceramic Glass/Tile, Copper, Cork, Enamel, Glass, Gold, Grout, Iron, Ivory, Jade, Linoleum, Opal, Paint (flat or gloss), Pewter, Plexiglas, Polyurethane, Stainless Steel, Tin, Vinyl Clothing, Vinyl Tile or Vinyl Wallcovering
- Stone surfaces such as Alabaster or Marble
- Masonry such as Bluestone, Brick, Concrete, Flagstone, Granite, Limestone, Masonry Tile, Slate or Terrazzo
- Other fabrics such as Burlap, Silk or Wool
- Carpet (synthetic or wool) or foam rubber
- Cotton or linen
- Special surfaces such as Felt, Fur (natural or synthetic) or Wood
- Leather or suede
- Porcelain dishes or porcelain fixtures