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#1 josegarcia8578

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Posted 10 February 2015 - 08:09 AM

Good morning,

I'm running into an issue, my room smells like old supplies and smelly canvas. Anyone know how to get rid of this smell? I would appreciate any tips!


Thanks,

Jose 



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Posted 10 February 2015 - 08:10 AM

Lots of Fabreeze



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Posted 10 February 2015 - 08:11 AM

Good morning,

I'm running into an issue, my room smells like old supplies and smelly canvas. Anyone know how to get rid of this smell? I would appreciate any tips!


Thanks,

Jose 

 

Why would you want to get rid of that heavenly smell??? I'd wear it as cologne if they could bottle it!

 

 

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Posted 10 February 2015 - 08:13 AM

Glade Plug ins.  Ive used them.  They help a lot!



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Posted 10 February 2015 - 08:15 AM

Ventilation and air freshners..

 

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Posted 10 February 2015 - 08:17 AM

 

Why would you want to get rid of that heavenly smell??? I'd wear it as cologne if they could bottle it!

 

 

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Muahaha! I don't mind it but its starting get on my clothes in my close (which is inside the room) and I people don't like that smell :(



#7 josegarcia8578

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Posted 10 February 2015 - 08:21 AM

Lots of Fabreeze

On the actual items? Or just in the room in general? 

Thanks!



#8 josegarcia8578

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Posted 10 February 2015 - 08:22 AM

Glade Plug ins.  Ive used them.  They help a lot!

I will give this a try! 



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Posted 10 February 2015 - 08:27 AM

***sings*** ""Plug it in, plug it in!""



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Posted 10 February 2015 - 08:34 AM

I like that "old surplus store" smell. :D   Does your war room have a window ?

 

 

 

 

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Posted 10 February 2015 - 08:49 AM

On the actual items? Or just in the room in general? 

Thanks!


Hit everything with it - lots of it.

#12 josegarcia8578

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Posted 10 February 2015 - 09:05 AM

I like that "old surplus store" smell. :D   Does your war room have a window ?
 
 
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Haha I do too but not on my regular clothes! :)
I do have a window...I'm going to try to keep it open more, it's just that it's winer and the heater is on most of the time so I have kept the window closed.

#13 josegarcia8578

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Posted 10 February 2015 - 09:05 AM

Hit everything with it - lots of it.



thanks!

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Posted 10 February 2015 - 09:48 AM

incense.. candles... 

 

though I like my room to smell like that. :)

 

must be some serious musk to be penetrating a closet.  or do you keep the items in the same closet?

I wouldn't do that.

 

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Posted 10 February 2015 - 10:23 AM

my room smells like old supplies and smelly canvas. Anyone know how to get rid of this smell? I would appreciate any tips!

 

Remove any elderly people. :P



#16 josegarcia8578

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Posted 10 February 2015 - 10:30 AM

incense.. candles... 
 
though I like my room to smell like that. :)
 
must be some serious musk to be penetrating a closet.  or do you keep the items in the same closet?
I wouldn't do that.
 
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I like the smell too haha but not on my new clothes haha. Nope don't have any Militaria in the closet but now that I think about it I do keep two old Levi denim jackets in my closet...maybe thats it!

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Posted 10 February 2015 - 11:29 PM

  I don't know if you use dehumidifiers where you live, but I have found that they are really helpful in taking out odors.  If I have an item that smells, I can put it in the same room near the dehumidifier and it takes care of it.



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Posted 10 February 2015 - 11:55 PM

I also like the smell but I do use the plug ins. Now I really like the combination smell of the two. I find it oddly comforting😌

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Posted 23 February 2015 - 08:29 PM

Putting some white vinegar in a small open bowl in the musty room does wonders.  It will smell like vinegar for a time while the bowl is there, but once removed the smell disappears entirely and only leaves a fresh, clean smell.



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Posted 24 February 2015 - 05:40 AM

Ive always used Mothballs, but i suppose you dont like them either. lol

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Posted 24 February 2015 - 06:03 AM

Try a big bowl of milk overnight. It works for paint odor.



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Posted 24 February 2015 - 07:16 AM

Putting some white vinegar in a small open bowl in the musty room does wonders.  It will smell like vinegar for a time while the bowl is there, but once removed the smell disappears entirely and only leaves a fresh, clean smell.

does this really work?

 

or are you just noticing the vinegar smell being gone?

:lol:

 

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Posted 24 February 2015 - 03:22 PM

I'm laughing, In this hobby you have to love the smell.  We know when we walk into that antigue mall or shop & the smell hits you, The hunt is on for it!   



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Posted 24 February 2015 - 05:25 PM

I use coffe grinds and that seems to be working. I also open the window very often. The smell is still there by bot so strong!

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Posted 24 February 2015 - 05:47 PM

You can also use a bowl of pinesol in place of vinegar.


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