Remove Cigar Smoke Odor
Removing Cigar Smoke Odor is Tough - Nok-Out can do it!
Some people really enjoy a fine cigar. The aroma once you have unwrapped it, the rituals of preparation, lighting it, and subsequently, the enjoyment of that fine tobacco - for some people, this is a real pleasure.
For non-cigar smokers, the smell can be atrocious and cleaning that smell away, daunting.
Nok-Out to the rescue! Nok-Out can be used to remove cigar smoke smell - and residue - without leaving a toxic environment in the home.
Cigar smoke residue gets EVERYWHERE!
Smoke from cigars (or cigarettes, or other smoke) is deposited on everything, walls, ceiling, fan blades, cushions, carpeting and so on. Anything that is in the ‘smoking room’ likely has a coating of this residue, even the smoker! And every time a cigar is smoked there, that layer of residue builds up. So I f you are trying to reclaim a room in which many cigars have been smoked, know that you can be successful. Reclaiming that room will be something of a herculean effort, but you can win this battle. If you are the smoker and you intend to continue smoking, then using Nok-Out can help reduce the odor levels. Here’s how.
First be aware that Nok-Out is an oxidizer. When it comes into direct contact with some sort of smelly stuff, it ‘oxidizes’ (think – chemically changes) that stuff into something that no longer has an odor. This oxidization process takes place while it is drying. So, there are two ideas to take away from this: 1) It needs direct contact with the stinky stuff to be able to remove the odor, and 2) leave it to air dry. If you spray it on something and then wipe it away immediately, it will not have enough time for oxidization to take place.
Soft or Porous Surfaces
Start by spraying and upholstered furniture. It is always a good idea to test in an inconspicuous place to ensure that the fabrics are colorfast. Spray heavily enough that Nok-Out will be absorbed deep into any stuffing, for certainly, some of the smoke particles will be there. Spray any drapes, blinds, cornice boards and so on. Allow to air dry.
In general, for hard surfaces, the technique is to spray, wipe, spray again and walk away. You may need to ‘wipe’ rather vigorously because there may be a thick coating of smoke residue that is best removed. Spray wood or hard surface furniture directly. If it is wood, take care not to spray any puddles that might cause water damage.
Hard to Reach Areas
There are some areas of a room that may be quite difficult to reach. The inside of ductwork, for example, can have a thick coat of smoke residue that can remain an odor source long after the rest of the room has been cleaned. Ceilings are also difficult. A professional would use a machine called a ‘fogger’ that can help in those areas. These machines produce large quantities of vapor and at some point, the air becomes saturated and that vapor condenses onto every surface in the room. A fogger can be used to literally ‘paint’ the ceiling, or can be directed into the ductwork. These machines can, however, be a bit more pricey than most people are willing to pay for. But they are surely good to use! A cheaper – and slower – alternative is to use either a household vaporizer, or a room humidifier. Put a pint or so of Nok-Out into the reservoir, put it in the center of the room, turn it on and go to bed for the night. It’ll be done when you wake. See: //www.nokout.com/Vaporizer-How-to-use.html for detailed instructions.