How to Remove Nicotine Stains

It is a well-known fact that nicotine in smoking cigarettes is dangerous for human health, but smoking is a personal choice that everyone takes for themselves. If you are a heavy smoker, then you most properly have problems with yellowish stains on the walls and ceilings of your home, caused by the nicotine which you exhale while smoking. What’s more, nicotine can stain your teeth and fingertips as well, making them looking yellowed and dingy. To get rid of these unsightly stains, here are some tips shared by Parsons Green cleaners.

  1. Prepare a solution of ammonia and hot water mixed in a ratio one to three (for instance, 1 cup of ammonia with 3 cups of hot water). Use a plastic bucket to make the solution in it, then dip a sponge or a clean rag into the solution and scrub walls and ceilings that have been stained by nicotine. Repeat the process until all nicotine stains are gone. Always wear rubber gloves to protect your hands.
  2. For plastic surfaces or vinyl wallpaper that have become stained with nicotine, use a bathroom cleaner. Spray the affected areas with the cleaner, and leave it sit there for a couple of minutes before wiping it away with a wet sponge.
  3. To remove the unpleasant odour of nicotine from a room, place a bowl filled with baking soda, and leave it in the room for a day or two. The baking soda will absorb any odours, including those left by the ammonia solution and the bathroom cleaner, according to Parsons Green cleaners.
  4. To remove nicotine stains from your teeth, brush them twice a day with a homemade paste of baking soda and a few drops of water. Although the paste tastes salty, it will help you to get rid of those unpleasant nicotine stains on your teeth without using harsh toothpastes specified for cigarette smokers.
  5. If your fingertips have been stained by nicotine, dip them regularly into a solution of one part hydrogen peroxide and one part of warm water until the nicotine stains are removed. Use a hand lotion after each treatment to prevent your fingertips from becoming dry.

August 9, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Cleaning


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