Removing Odors from an Old Wardrobe

I have recently bought an old wooden wardrobe. It is beautiful, but inside it smells of vomit. I was told to put a dish of bicarb of soda in it, but this hasn't worked. Any suggestions please?



By Viv from London, UK

August 24, 20100 found this helpful

Have you considered sealing the inside of the cabinet with a coat of clear polyurathane?

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August 24, 20100 found this helpful

You might need to sprinkle bicarb soda all around the inside of the wardrobe and close up the doors for a day. Keep replacing the bicarb until the smell disappears. Also, washing the whole thing down with bicarb mixed with water will hopefully get the smell out of the wood fibres themselves.

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August 25, 20100 found this helpful

I had good luck with a trunk that smelled by leaving it in the sun a few days (bring in at night). Also, you might dry: unwrapped bars of soap, charcoal, clean cat litter, and a good scrubbing with something like Murphy's Soap. Good luck.

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