Nicotine Stain Removal from Carpet


How to Remove Nicotine Stains from Carpet

Nicotine smoke can leave a yellowish stain on all sorts of surfaces. This removal method is for any wet-cleanable fabrics and many other surfaces like walls, tile, concrete, and hard floors. As with any chemicals used on any surface, be sure to pre-test first.



  1. Pre-spray surfaces using a pump-up sprayer with Unsmoke Degrease-All diluted at 14-43 oz/ gallon of water. Agitate the area with a dry cleaning sponge, upholstery brush, or Grandi-Groom depending on the surface.
  2. Rinse with water using a dry cleaning sponge or extraction machine the depending on surface.
  3. To try to remove the odor, use a pump-up sprayer with OdorX 9-D-9 Odor Counteractant diluted at 3-6 oz per gallon of water and spray all affected surfaces.


Warning: Always test material for colorfastness, follow label directions and never mix product unless specified in the label directions. Each situation reacts differently and results may vary.

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  1. Dry Cleaning Soot Sponges

    These heavy-duty vulcanized natural rubber sponges excel at all types of cleaning applications, especially surfaces damaged by soot, smoke or fires. Wait until you see how much soot and dirt this sponge can power through on your restoration site!

    • Bulk packed (not individually wrapped)
    • Non-greasy; will not leave a residue
    • Small: 6 x 0.75 x 3 inches
    • Medium: 6 x 1.5 x 3 inches
    • Large: 8 x 1.75 x 2.75 inches

    Starting at: $41.84

  2. Unsmoke Degrease-All Degreaser

    Degrease-All offers a special blend of tough cleaning agents formulated to remove silt and soot from walls, fixtures, sealed wood, painted surfaces, yet gentle enough to be used as a traffic lane cleaner. It also removes heavy smoke odors.

    • Multi-surface degreaser
    • Highly effective for removing soot
    • pH: 12.3 (RTU 11.0)
    • Safe for stain-resistant carpet
    • Various dilution options

    Starting at: $26.17

  3. ODORx 9-D-9 Smoke Odor Counteractant

    9-D-9 is a general-purpose smoke odor counteractant specially formulated to manage fire, smoke, and other strong odors. Blended with the finest-quality ingredients, 9-D-9 helps to detoxify and knock down malodors quickly and efficiently.

    • Dilutes 1 to 3 ounces per gallon of water
    • pH: 7.7
    • General-purpose smoke odor counteractant
    • Additive to wall, upholstery, and carpet cleaning solutions
    • NOT for use with thermal foggers

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  4. ODORx Tabac-Attack Tobacco Odor Decontaminant

    Tabac-Attack works at the molecular level to neutralize and permanently deodorize materials affected by tobacco odors. Tabac-Attack can be used on hard or soft surfaces.

    • Dilutes 1 to 2 ounces per gallon of water
    • pH: 5.2
    • Remove tobacco odors permanently
    • Additive to wall, upholstery, and carpet cleaning solutions

    Starting at: $28.14

  5. Fresh Wave IAQ Gel

    Airborne odors don't stand a chance with Fresh Wave IAQ gel. This amazing compound works around the clock to provide 24/7 odor elimination. Simply set it out in a room and let ambient airflow do the work for you!

    • Non-toxic, natural odor elimination
    • Powerful gel activated by ambient airflow
    • Effective for persistent odor problems
    • Can be set out in any type of container
    • Ready to use

    Starting at: $5.20

  6. Fresh Wave IAQ Air & Surface Spray

    For rapid, targeted odor control, turn to Fresh Wave IAQ Air and Surface Spray. It instantly bonds to and eliminates odor molecules in the air and those that have penetrated and/or are resting on fabrics and surfaces.

    • Simply spray affected areas for near-instant odor removal
    • Removes organic and inorganic odors
    • pH: 6.4
    • Safe for stain-resistant carpet and wool
    • Ready to use

    Starting at: $10.49

  7. Grandi Groom Carpet Rake

    Use the Grandi Groom to agitate pre-sprays with ease, allowing the chemical to reach soils and dissolve them prior to extraction. It's also great for grooming carpet after cleaning to promote a better appearance and faster drying.

    • Ideal for agitating pre-sprays into carpet
    • Excellent for working protector into carpet fibers
    • 18-inch-wide head
    • Complete with 54-inch handle and head
  8. Upholstery Brush, Plastic
    This handy upholstery brush features stiff plastic bristles that are flared to easily clean along edges and in corners. The ergonomically contoured plastic block measures 2 1/2" wide x 6" long.
    • Stiff plastic flared bristles
    • Measures 2 1/2 inches wide x 6 inches long
    • Ergonomically contoured plastic
  9. B&G Chemical-Resistant Pump-Up Sprayer (2 Gallon)

    This 2-gallon sprayer is designed with a fan tip for optimum coverage during application. The solvent-resistant Viton seals and heavy-duty, chemical-resistant poly tank make this a great choice for applying pre-sprays, disinfectants, and protectants, and more.

    • Holds 2 gallons
    • Fan tip designed for maximum coverage during application
    • Solvent-resistant seals
    • Chemical-resistant tank
  10. Prospector® PE100 Carpet Extractor, 100 PSI

    The Prospector PE100 is a solid carpet extractor designed for straightforward cleaning and extraction. Whether you're new to the industry and want a high-quality machine for basic cleaning or whether you're an experienced veteran cleaner in need of a backup machine, the PE100 is a great choice.

    • 100 PSI pump
    • 140 inches of water lift
    • 97 CFM
    • 12-gallon solution and recovery tanks
    • Wand and hoses sold separately

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