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How To Get The Smell Out Of Old Furniture?

How To Get The Smell Out Of Old Furniture?

To remove old smells from old furniture, fill plastic containers with white vinegar; seal, and punch holes in lids. Put one inside each drawer or cabinet overnight to absorb odors. For extreme cases, clean interiors with a vinegar-dampened cloth.

“I have actually used a mixture of clove oil and water in a spray bottle. Just spray on a cloth and wipe it on leave outside to air out. Helps with moldy/mildew smells in old furniture.”

“I have reduced the number of cleaning products in my house by over 50% since I discovered the wonders of vinegar as a household cleaner.”

“I add a little of lavender to it, so the smell is not so unpleasant.”

“My grandmother used white vinegar and mineral oil religously as a furniture polish to clean, deordorize and polish.”

“Great cleaning tips to fix the smell of my recent mid-century furniture purchases.”

These are other methods and tricks used to get rid of old smells:

Removing Odors with Baking Soda

The Tools:
Several boxes of baking soda
Vacuum

The Method:

Begin by testing the vacuum to ensure the suction is powerful enough to remove the baking soda. To do this, simply sprinkle baking soda on a small area of the furniture piece and vacuum.

Cover the entire piece with baking soda by sprinkling it and rubbing it in gently to get to deeper odors.
Allow the baking soda to sit on the piece overnight.
Vacuum thoroughly to remove.
Repeat as necessary.

Removing Odors with Vinegar
Vinegar is a well-known odor remover and is safe to use on most surfaces.

The Tools:
White distilled vinegar
Clean white towels or paper towels
Spray bottle (for cleaning solution)

Note: Always test a small, inconspicuous area of the furniture piece with the cleaning solution first to make sure no staining, color fading or other damage will occur.

The Method:

Begin by mixing a solution of one part vinegar and one part water in the spray bottle. For severe cases, you may want to use two parts vinegar with one part water. It will remove more of the odor, but may also take longer for the vinegar smell to go away.
Spray the solution on the furniture piece to moisten the surface.
Open the windows (the vinegar smell WILL dissipate) and allow the piece to dry completely.
Repeat as necessary until the odor is gone.

How To Remove Odors with Vinegar & Baking Soda
(for intense odors)

The Tools:
White distilled vinegar
Clean white towels or paper towels
Spray bottle (for cleaning solution)
Baking Soda
Vacuum
Scrub brush

Note: Always test a small, inconspicuous area of the furniture piece with the cleaning solution first to make sure no staining, color fading or other damage will occur.

The Method:
Begin by mixing a solution of one part vinegar and two parts water in the spray bottle.
Spray the entire piece down liberally.
While the surface is still moist, spread baking soda on the surface and gently scrub with scrub brush.
Allow to dry partially. When almost dry, vacuum excess baking soda from the surface.
When completely dry, vacuum again to remove the remaining baking soda.

Using the Sun To Get Ride of Old Smell.

The sun offers a natural way to remove the bacteria that causes odor and freshen up any piece of furniture.

The Tools:
A sunny, clear day
Outside space for the furniture piece
Friend (to help move heavy furniture)

The Method:
Vacuum the entire surface of the furniture.
Move the piece outdoors into direct sunlight. If the piece is heavy, have a friend assist you.
Allow the piece to stay in direct sunlight all day. The ultraviolet rays will kill the odor-causing bacteria and freshen up the smell.
Additional Tips and Ideas

If the odor remains, you could also try to utilize a steam cleaner to kill the bacteria living in the fabric.
If all attempts to remove the odor fail, consult a professional cleaning service or look into purchasing a replacement piece.

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