Solution for Bad Smell in Chinese Antique Wood Bucket?

I bought a beautiful old chinese rice bucket. I started noticing the smell when driving back home. The wood smells of urine. I left it on
the porch for more than a week and it still smells. Is it the wood? Does enybody have a remedy for it? There is no way i can bring this thing in the house.


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November 6, 20040 found this helpful

Try soaking it with a strong vinegar solution for a few days, then drain and soak in clean water. Leave it in the sun to dry.

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By Steven (Guest Post)
March 11, 20060 found this helpful

Try filling the bucket with a solution of lemon grass oil and water-just maybe 40 drops per gallon. Let it soak for a few hours then pour out the water and let it dry. Voila

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May 4, 20070 found this helpful

There is a spray that you get from pet stores that is called I think Natures Miracle that gets rid of urine odors using enzymes. If your cat pees on the carpet it gets rid of the urine smell so they can't find the spot and pee on it again.


It works and if it erases urine to fool a cat it might get rid of your problem. You just spray it on and leave it. It might work for you but I would try a small area to make sure it doesn't mess up the wood of the bucket.

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