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HELP! Leather jacket smells of smoke

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surfandturf Thu 18-Apr-13 22:39:36

Does anyone know how can I get rid of the smell of cigarette smoke from a leather jacket?

Inspired by s&b but on a tight budget I decided to hunt for some key pieces to update my wardrobe on ebay. Found a lovely brown leather jacket - love the style, it fits perfectly but it stinks of cigarette smoke. Is there anything I can do with it apart from throw it in the bin?!

AnythingNotEverything Thu 18-Apr-13 22:41:52

I'd try hanging it on the line in a windy day.

Not sure what you'd treat leather with ... Maybe bicarbonate would be safe?

chartreuse Thu 18-Apr-13 22:54:10

Agree, fresh air is what it needs. Do you have a shed you could leave it hanging in for a while. We had a domestic disaster a few years ago, the damage caused everything to smell dreadful. It would have cost a fortune to dry clean everything to I tried hanging clothes in the draughty garden shed and it did the trick.

SomethingOnce Thu 18-Apr-13 23:23:39

Hang it outside, but not in direct sunlight in case it fades the leather.

surfandturf Fri 19-Apr-13 06:24:24

Thanks all will give it a try! Haven't got a shed but will try to improvise. We've got the wind but it's been a bit wet lately so could end up with a soggy, stinky jacket!

babySophieRose Fri 19-Apr-13 10:16:29

Dry cleaner?

IntheFrame Fri 19-Apr-13 12:25:40

I have some lovely lemony cleaner for my leather sofa. Can't see why you couldn't use something like that to clean the jacket?

Limoncellolovely Fri 19-Apr-13 12:32:57

Turn it inside out damp wipe the lining allow to dry then febreeze it. Use leather cleaner on leather and hang up outside/garden shed/garage for as long as it takes. Worked on mine after lending to a friend whos' partner smoked (inside their house it appears).

surfandturf Fri 19-Apr-13 19:02:34

I've had it hung outside all day and it hasn't made a difference. Limoncello - i didn't even consider the lining! IntheFrame I think I have some leather sofa cleaner - will make a start. Thanks for all the suggestions!

BinksToEnlightenment Fri 19-Apr-13 20:03:50

Oh put it in the washing machine. Cold wash, short wash on delicates, non-bio, no fabric softener, gentle spin, give it a good bash and a rub when it comes out.

I promise you it'll be fine. I've put suede in the washing machine adhering to the above and it's been fine.

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