How to Get Rid of Musty Smell in Furniture

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Musty furniture stinks. Literally. Getting rid of that smell can be a challenge, but it's possible with the help of a few products and techniques. Read on to learn how to get rid of a musty smell in furniture.

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Things you need

  • Fabric freshening spray
  • Vacuum
  • Spray bottle
  • Vinegar

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  1. 1

    Try using a product like Febreeze. Test a hidden area of the furniture first to make sure the product doesn't stain.

  2. 2

    Run a vacuum over the furniture regularly. You may want to use an old vacuum for this because there is a chance the smell will transfer.

  3. 3

    Fill a spray bottle with vinegar. Mist the furniture and allow the vinegar to dry. Repeat several times if necessary.

  4. 4

    Remove any cushion covers. Follow the cleaning instructions for machine washing or dry cleaning.

Tips and warnings

  • Always test a method on a portion of the furniture that is unseen.

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