Member since 7/25/08
Date: 11/18/12 11:25 AM
This has been discussed, but can't fine the Thread.
I ordered some pricey upholstery-weight fabric for Christmas gift pillows--chemical finishing smell included.
I did wash and vinegar rinse on Delicate and hung outside for a day too. Now what?
I read some put in a tied plastic bag with baking soda or coffee a few days, but then a former dry cleaner said don't ever put in a plastic bag. This also is a problem with estate-sale fabrics and trims or those stored too long in basements.
|Doris W. in TN
Member since 2/9/04
In reply to gramma b
Date: 11/18/12 11:32 AM
I do not think a plastic bag would damage fabric, over a short period of time like a few weeks.
The baking soda and/or coffee (but not together) might help, but a firmly set chemical residue or out-gassing might survive all that. Still, worth a try.
I have bought some fabrics that had a chemical odor that simply would never go away after a few washings. Those fabrics got sent on to GoodWill and chalked it up to lessons learned the hard way.
iPad's auto-correct is my enema.
Member since 11/12/03
Date: 11/18/12 12:20 PM
Hi - I just bought come CDMF and it smells of petroleum based products, I have washed it 5 times and aired it out. Nothing has helped. I might be donating it too. Not much help from the on line store I bought it from. Live and learn, I guess.
I hope one of the experts on pr has some advice for you!
-- Edited on 11/18/12 1:04 PM --
Member since 5/27/09
Date: 11/25/12 7:44 PM
My dry cleaner says to hang the garments without the plastic bad outside out of the sun for a couple of days.