How to Remove Smoke Damage From Wood

I had a big smile on my face.

Well, not from the fire that almost destroyed my wooden furniture, but due to the little trick I use for clean up.

My Little Trick

You’re going to hate me when I tell you my trick.

It’s simple, “Simple Green.” Half water and half simple green and good old fashion elbow grease and you’re on your way. Not really rocket science, but it does work for getting the tar and odors off the wood. 

I’m not a fan of the Vinegar trick. It’s like everywhere I go, people always telling me that vinegar is the superfluid for cleaning. I hate the smell of vinegar, but it does smell better than smoke. Plus over time, the vinegar smell will go away.

Other Ways

There is not just ONE right way to do something. So I compiled a list of other methods I have found that work very well too.

The Sponge Method by Wikihow

Finished Wood VS Unfinished Wood by JonDon

(Personal Favorite) Little video on how to repair smoke damage wood furniture…