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How do you remove smoke odors from leather upholstery?

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To remove smoke odors from leather upholstery, move the furniture outside, sprinkle it with baking soda, stuff newspaper in the crevices and vacuum the sofa thoroughly; then spray the leather with vinegar and dry it. This one-day procedure requires baking soda, newspaper, a portable vacuum, vinegar, water, a spray bottle and rags.

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  1. Bring the furniture outside

    Bring the furniture to a sheltered outdoor location, and leave it there for several hours. If you cannot move the furniture outside, move it to a well-ventilated room. Remove all coverings and cushions, and set them aside.

  2. Apply baking soda

    Sprinkle baking soda over the furniture and wedge sheets of newsprint in the crevices, and dust this paper with baking soda. Wait at least an hour, and then vacuum up the baking soda. Remove and discard the paper.

  3. Spray the leather with vinegar

    Fill a spray bottle with equal parts white vinegar and water. Screw on the cap, shake the bottle, and spray the solution over the leather. Spray the top, bottom and sides of all coverings and cushions. Leave the vinegar on the leather for 10 minutes, and then wipe it up with a dry rag. Smell the leather, and repeat the vinegar treatment if some smoke odor remains.

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