How to Clean Smells From Wooden Furniture

Wooden furniture sometimes absorbs odor that must be removed to keep your furniture in usable condition.

Deodorize wooden furniture with baking soda.Deodorize wooden furniture with baking soda.
No one wants to have a meal or relax on a smelly piece of furniture, so deodorize the piece with a homemade cleaning solution that quickly removes the unpleasant smells without harming the wood itself.

Mix 1/2 cup baking soda and 3 cups hot water in a spray bottle. Shake the bottle to dissolve the baking soda.

Spray the mixture over the wood and wipe off with a damp cleaning rag.

Pour 1/2 cup white vinegar into the bottle as well if any odor remains, as this is a stronger disinfectant that is still safe for wood.

Spray onto the surface, wipe off with a damp cloth and let air dry.

Smell to see if any odor remains, and repeat as needed.

Things You Will Need

  • 1/2 cup baking soda
  • 3 cups hot water
  • Spray bottle
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • Cleaning rags

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