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cleaning 2nd hand sofa - chenille fabric- getting rid of funny smell

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katiewins22 Tue 18-Oct-11 09:47:15

I recently bought a lovely cosy sofa from friend for our play room. She has a dog so I expected to find the odd dog hair but neither she nor her partner smoke. However, the sofa has a really funny smell. I sometimes sit on it and it just sort of hits me. I have now re-washed all the seat and cushion covers and shampooed (using foaming upholstery cleaning stuff) the mainbody of the sofa but the smell is still there. It isn't a dirty smell it just isn't a lovely smelll either. I wonder if it is a wet dog smell that has just been absorbed into the actual cushions. Any hints on products to use to eliminate this mystery aroma.

thanks - K

mrstiredandconfused Wed 19-Oct-11 01:03:05

Bicarbonate of soda sprinkled liberally then hoovered up has worked for me in the past but I've never tried it on chenille.....

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