Need help getting smell from burlap

posted 3 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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42453 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@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 # 5
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510 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

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
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3047 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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
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2562 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

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.

Post # 8
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895 posts
Busy bee

I would try baking soda.

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