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Best way to get rid of Smoker smell in a bedroom?

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  1. fullylucky

    fullylucky Well-Known Member

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    What's the best way to get rid of smoke smell from a bedroom?

    Not just mask it but get rid of it completely the fastest way? so the room is ready for new tenants?

    Please share your wisdom; tips and tricks below:
     
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    Convert it into kitchen
     
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    It's actually very hard, as it seeps into the paint work and any soft furnishings (such as carpet, fabric blinds/curtains). I ended up repainting, recarpeting, and chucking out the old curtains (but I was turning a previous IP - owned by someone else - into my own PPoR, so I really wanted that smell gone).
     
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    Sugar soap all surfaces, wash all curtains & send blinds to blind laundry
     
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    I have done a whole house and it wasn't just "smoke" smell, it was also "smoke" smell from an illicit substance. It's actually not that hard. First if there are curtains, they will have to be removed and cleaned. Wipe down all surfaces with white vinegar... twice. Clean the carpets twice and add some white vinegar to the cleaning water. Find the cheapest vinegar you can fine. The cheaper it is the better it works. You will need to air out the room as it dries. Worked for my house.
     
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    Gee some tenants are grubs. I found Ajax quite good. I Ajax everything. It seems to do the trick, and lasts.

    Even spilt bong water on the carpet gets a mix of Ajax powder with water and it's clean n fresh smelling.
     
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    For painted surfaces, a mild mix of water and liquid pool chlorine - much cheaper than sugar soap and far more effective than vinegar.
     
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    Good point. I should have mentioned although the smell of cigarette and weed smoke were very strong at the house I cleaned, there wasn't actually much residue on the walls. If you have residue, you will need a lot more than vinegar.
     
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    I'm of the view that nothing makes a place seem fresher and more looked after - than a coat of paint. Tenants appreciate it, and treat a place differently if the owner gives one. A wash with pool chlor is also perfect prep (as good if not better than sugar soap) for a quick couple of coats to refresh through tenancies (nicotine stains or not).

    Who else keeps pots of the same neutral an inoffensive colours of paint for all of their IPs?

    A quick go over the walls with a coat or two is in the same to-do list as cleaning the carpets for me.
     
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    Yeah, I did that and the first search result took me to a page that had steps in the wrong order. even a stooge can see you need to take out the smoking material first before doing the other steps.

    "Spray and fabric furniture or drapes with Febreze. Also, Victoria's Secret perfume works really well!"

    Yeah Let me use $90 perfume to mask the smell...
     
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    What's sugar soap?
     
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    Ok thanks for the tips. With the vinegar does it just evaporate? so in the end you are left with a room without smell or are you left with a room with the smell of vinegar? do you need to rinse it with water after washing with vinegar?
     
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    I didn't notice any residual vinegar odour. But I did air out the house properly while it was drying which would have made a difference.
     
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    again, just google, it's a common bloody product
     
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    That's what is used to clean brown sugar and make it white.
     
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    This one.

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    Look up air purifiers or a ozone generator/purifier if all else fails?