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How to Get Smoke Smell Out of a Couch

If you’re a cannabis smoker who likes to kick back and relax at the end of the day with your favorite strain — we totally get it. All you want to do is get comfortable on the couch and have a chill smoke session, but all of that relaxing can lead to unwanted, lingering odor in the living room — and that’s not so chill.

When the smell of smoke sticks to your couch and other upholstery, it can leave behind a less pleasant aroma and more of an unwanted, stale and dirty odor. Even if you usually enjoy the smell of cannabis smoke, it hits different when it sets into fabric over time. The best way to get rid of smoke smell is to be proactive and use the right products for the job.

Here’s What We Recommend to Remove Smoke Smell from a Sofa

When it comes to getting the smoke smell out of upholstery fabric, don’t rely on chemical substances that simply mask the smell. The odor can come back stronger than before and the chemical ingredients can damage fabric fibers in your couch. Try these natural solutions, instead:

1. Start with Cannabolish Odor Removing Spray.

This can’t be repeated enough: Do not spray perfumes and cough-inducing, chemical-filled air fresheners to eliminate smoke odors! Instead, treat your smoke-smelling couch to a natural treatment.

Our odor removing spray is not only safe and effective for getting rid of the smoke smell on your couch, but also any other rooms, furniture, clothes, etc. that may have come in contact with your cannabis smoke. We use a proprietary blend of plant oils and water to create a fragrance-free, fresh smelling odor solution that is just as natural as your favorite cannabis strain.

It works in seconds to neutralize odor molecules, not just cover them up. Simply spray wherever the smoke smell is strongest and notice the odor dissipate in the same time it takes you to light up. We recommend always covering up your flower in an air-tight container as Cannabolish may influence the taste of the cannabis if it comes into contact with the current strain you’re enjoying.

Then, once you’ve diligently sprayed the room with Cannabolish, prevent those smells from returning with a set-and-forget solution like odor removing gel or create ambiance with a safe-burning, odor removing candle.

2. Air It Out. 

If you aren’t ready to reach for a store-bought solution or the smoke smell isn’t too overpowering (yet), try airing out your couch to get the smoke smell out of the fabric. Open up windows and, if needed, use a fan to blow the odor away from the couch and out the window. It’s worth a shot before taking on any odor-removing backup plans.

If you have removable cushions and pillows, place them outside and give them a good vacuum treatment before throwing them back on to your couch. Wash any slipcovers or blankets, too, while you’re at it.

3. Baking Soda. 

Baking soda is known to naturally absorb odors and act as a tried and true quick-cleaning solution — that’s why so many people keep it on hand to fight everyday odors and stains. If you’re using baking soda to deodorize and remove the smoke smell from a sofa, follow these easy steps:

  • Remove all cushions and pillows. 
  • Sprinkle baking soda on those cushions and pillows as well as the area where you removed them.
  • Sprinkle baking soda on any other part of the couch you think has a strong smoke smell (to be safe, just sprinkle the baking soda all over to begin with).
  • Let the baking soda set into the upholstery for at least two hours.
  • Vacuum the baking soda off your sofa and cushions using the brush attachment.
  • If you still sense a lingering smoke smell, try the process again, but let the baking soda sit overnight.

4. Water and Vinegar Solution. 

Remember, the best way to get rid of smoke smell is to eliminate the stubborn little smoke particles that have seeped into your couch’s fabric fibers. If you’ve let the smell stand for quite some time, chances are the particles will be harder to fight off. 

Another home remedy for eliminating smoke smell from your furniture is a water and white vinegar solution made up of two parts water and one part vinegar. Spray all over your couch (if you are able to remove the cushions and pillows, take them outside and spray them there to dry faster) and let sit until completely dry. If the smell is still there after that, you can try again with equal parts water and vinegar for a stronger solution.

5. Steam Cleaning. 

Think of this as giving your sofa the dry cleaner treatment, but at home. If you own a steam cleaner, you know it works to get wrinkles out of clothing, tablecloths, curtains, etc., and you also know the heated steam works to remove odors. Give this a go — simply run your steam cleaner over all cushions, pillows, armrests, and the base and back of the couch.You may have heard other tricks, like smoking in the bathroom or using sploofs, but there are more effective, tried-and-true methods for preventing cannabis odor. Try out our tips and see which works best for you!

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