I acquired a fabric-covered recliner from a relative. It's in great
shape, but was rather soiled with age, especially on the arms and where
people's heads rest on it. When I had the carpets cleaners in, I had
them clean the chair, and it looks nice now, but still has somewhat of
a funky odor, especially when the air is damp.
I'm allergic to the fragrance in Fabreeze. What else can you suggest
to deodorize this chair?
Try one of the other fabric fresheners. I got some large cans of Resolve
fabric freshener a few years ago at one of the warehouse clubs and it has a
completely different fragrance than Fabreeze. I like it better than
Fabreeze. I'm sure that I have seen other brands, including store brands of
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You might try using baby powder, or an odorless talcum powder. When my
kids were potty training and they had an accident on the couch,
mattress, or carpet, I'd sprinkle a good layer of baby powder on it
while still wet, and let it dry overnight. Then I'd simply vaccuum up
the powder. The powder soaks up the excess moisture (sounds to me like
your chair may still be a bit damp?) and leaves a nice pleasant baby
Then again, it could be mold. When you say "funky" does it smell
moldy? Or is it more of a body odor?
It's more like old sweat in the upholstery. I thought the cleaning from
the carpet cleansers would remove it, when it removed the visible dirt.
It's a shame, because it looks almost new.
Maybe I'll have to Fabreze it and leave it in the garage until the
fragrance goes away, if nobody has any non-scented suggestions.
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