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getting rid of musty smell from armchair

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sacbina Fri 14-Nov-14 03:30:07

just bought an armchair of ebay, beautiful and cheap, but leatherette smells damp and musty where it was stored in a garage

what can I use to freshen it up? not exactly the weather for airing!

sacbina Fri 14-Nov-14 09:10:21

gentle bump

Gatekeeper Fri 14-Nov-14 09:15:34

leather wipes or wash carefully with warm water and stardrops and a microfibre cloth. Some drops of lavender oil under the cushions will help as well

Rosa Fri 14-Nov-14 09:19:23

Bicarb of soda sprinkle loads on even slightly damp if possible without ruining the chair leave and then hoover off. Maybe down the creases as well.

tharsheblows Fri 14-Nov-14 09:21:13

Vinegar gets rid of musty smells. Do a test patch first - if that's ok, spray the chair with about half vinegar, half water then wipe off the leatherette, don't worry if it's soaked in anywhere, and let it dry. It'll smell like vinegar for a while but the musty smell will go when the vinegar smell does. You might have to do it a couple of times!

sacbina Fri 14-Nov-14 10:23:14

brilliant, thank you all smile

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Sat 15-Nov-14 17:55:30

I've used Mr muscle pet odour destroyer recently which is amazing, but not sure if it would be ok on leather. It's about 7 quid on Amazon but it's a massive spray bottle.

footflapper Sat 15-Nov-14 18:15:17

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