How to Clean Nicotine Stains

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Nicotine stains are commonly found on the walls of rooms in which people smoke, and these stains can be removed with a simple mixture of vinegar and water. Try using laundry stain removers to get rid of nicotine stains with help from a professional house... View Video Transcript

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Rachel Yatuzis

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Hi, I'm Rachel Yatuzis and I'm going to teach you how to clean nicotine stains. They can happen anywhere if they're on your walls or your house. Don't smoke in your house. Indoor air pollution is a big deal, it gives kids ear infections. There's lots of other reasons not to or if you move maybe in to a new house and the previous owners were smokers, you want to get rid of the stains on the walls especially if they're white walls. Man, I know some horrible stories about back in the fifties and people smoking in their house, they have to repaint their walls every spring. If this is an issue you're going to have to deal with, just use the vinegar and water to spray it on the walls and wipe them. The same goes with clothes. You want to pre treat clothing that may smell like smoke or have nicotine stains on it with vinegar and water. The vinegar and water is going to take care of the stain and the smell. Spray the vinegar and water on the stain. If there's a really dark stain, you may want to try some laundry, you know stain remover. Just do whatever you can, douse it with the vinegar and water, with the stain remover, throw it in the washing machine. When you put it in the washing machine, put about a cup of vinegar in there with it. This is really really going to get rid of the smell. And if you have, you know the nicotine stains on the walls, use vinegar and water to clean the entire house and it should get rid of the smell. Vinegar is excellent for getting rid of smells and stains. I'm Rachel Yatuzis and that is how you get rid of nicotine stains.