Odor in leather coat

I bought a leather jacket from a person who smoked and cant stand the smoke smell.how can i get rid of it? I tried airing it out but didnt work.HELP

  13 answers
  • Pg Pg on Nov 04, 2017
    Send it to a leather cleaner. It will cost about $50, but will be worth it. (Most dry cleaners will send it to one for you.)
  • Xa4117 Xa4117 on Nov 04, 2017
    No you can’t get it out! My son had a coat that smelled like that and I tried everythin.
  • Cin16403284 Cin16403284 on Nov 04, 2017
    I bought a leather sofa and had same issue. Called manufacturer and they recommended damp wash cloth and a small amount of liquid dish soap and scrub, then clean damp cloth with fresh water to clean any soap residue. Worked! I had to do this a few times and spaced it out over a week so as to be sure the leather was truly dry. I also periodically purchase leather "wipes" in any grocery store. They are packaged like cleaning wipes for the kitchen. You shouldn't have to do that very often.

  • Kca11578356 Kca11578356 on Nov 04, 2017
    Tall to a dry cleaner that specializes in leather and find out if there is a deodorizer that they can apply to it to mask the odor.
  • Myr10968418 Myr10968418 on Nov 04, 2017
    Have you tried Febreeze? I don't know if it works o n leather, but it wouldn't hurt to try.
  • L. Creative L. Creative on Nov 04, 2017
    Try packing it in an airtight box (think totes) with lots of newspapers inside the coat and layered on top and bottom. They tend to suck out smells. If not take it to the dry cleaner. Beware they charge a lot for leather and make you sign a release in case they ruin it. I always hold out until they send out coupons. Hahaha
  • Lynne Forrestal Lynne Forrestal on Nov 04, 2017
    yes, I have one and nothing else will eliminate the smell of smoke.
  • Dfm Dfm on Nov 04, 2017
    if its a smooth leather try saddle soap its meant for saddles of course, but should get most of the nicotine tar off. wear gloves..you don't want a nicotine fix while cleaning it.
  • Dko30605956 Dko30605956 on Nov 04, 2017
    I'd take it to a drycleaner.That's what they do.
  • Carrie Matson Meitzler Carrie Matson Meitzler on Nov 04, 2017
    I would try stuffing it tightly with balled up newspapers and then in a cardboard box with more newspapers packed around it. Leave it for a week or so and the odor should be lessened. You could also put some dry coffee grounds in box to absorb more odor, just be sure they don't touch the jacket directly.
  • Send out to an authorized leather cleaner or go to a ranch, farm or saddle shop and get some saddle soap.
  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Nov 04, 2017
    Have it professionally cleaned
  • Barb in Texas Barb in Texas on Nov 04, 2017
    You might try a dry cleaner that does leather.