Post # 1
Alright so pretty much all of my decor is burlap-isle runner, bouquet wraps, curtains, table runners, bows, etc. The ceremony is outside so i’m not so much worried about that but i am afraid that after setting up for the reception that the venue will have an overwhelming smell of burlap. The reception is taking place at the fairgrounds in my town and the building has a large garage door on one side and a regular door on each of the other 3 sides that we can have open during setup to hopefully help with the smell but i want to be prepared in case it is really strong. Are there any ways to clean or de-odorize burlap other than spraying fabric softener? I’ve heard people say to spray it with water and set it out in the sun, has anyone tried this? Any ideas?
Post # 3
@tarajae06: Have you tried just airing it out? I usually just hang new burlap under cover, in garage with open door, under covered patio etc, for a week and it is basically odor free.
Post # 4
@julies1949: I have not tried that yet. I will do that and see how it smells when i bring it back inside. Thanks!
Post # 5
this is a great question, I am using burlap banners and I noticed they really smell, I tried putting them outside for a few days, they still smell. My mom sprayed them with Frebreeze this weekend. I will let you know if that works. They are large so they really do smell….
Post # 6
If airing it out doesn’t help, try sprinkling baking soda over the fabric and leave it out in the sun before shaking it off. If it still smells, hand wash the burlap in a mix of detergent and vinegar. Rinse and let it dry flat.
Post # 7
You can try mixing white vinegar and water in equal parts (or just straight vinegar) in a spray bottle and spraying them down. Let it dry (won’t smell like vinegar anymore!) and it should smell better.