Best Way To Remove Nicotine From Ceiling Fan Blades?

I was given a ceiling fan, the blades are extemely stained with nicotine. All the metal pieces/hardware wiped clean very easily but the blades did not. The fan blades are reversible… one side is light wood with clear coat & the other side is white. The white side is the one that is heavily stained with nicotine. I am going to reverse them so when you look up at the fan you see the wooden side, as that what fits the room best, but I still would like to fully clean the white side as well. What is the best way to remove nicotine stains from wood with a light clear coat….not bare wood. Thanks in advance….

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7 Responses to “Best Way To Remove Nicotine From Ceiling Fan Blades?”

  1. tropical Says:

    Try a good de-greasing type of dish-washing detergent and ‘elbow grease’. I’ve done a lot of remodeling in the past and the best stuff to get rid of cigarette residue is a thorough washing with de-greasing soap.
    Be careful though, the blades are usually made of press-board and can be damaged if left wet for an extended period of time.

  2. batman Says:

    well I would say dish washing liquid and a sponge will definitly work, but I think you are looking for something with less PT right?
    well, in that case, you could probably try something with a little more power perhaps like an oven cleaner ?
    good luck.. and test small parts before if you try hardcore stuff like nail polish remover, acetone or terpentine :)

  3. anoldmic Says:

    Soap and warm water and lots of elbow grease. You may find it easier just to buy replacement blades. Most home improvement store like Home Depot and Loew’s sell ‘em.

  4. Anonymous Says:

    try baking soda and water and use an old toothbrush

  5. ireallyc Says:

    A product called Goof Off will probably do it. You can get it in paint departments.

  6. Carole Q Says:

    Liquid Spc-n-Span with water. It is sometimes hard to find.
    Other products such as Pine Sol, Mr. Clean, etc… looked & felt & smelled clean but after a week noticed that a residue was still on venetian blinds & fan blades when dust wanted to stick. Never had a problem after switching.

  7. Bella Says:

    I have removed nicotine from white wood, laminated surfaces with clorox cleaner and a sponge use it full strength let it set for a few minutes and that should do the trick.

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