How to get out plastic smell in drapes?
September 12, 2010 4:51 PM Subscribe
How do I remove a burnt plastic, chemical odor from blackout drapes?
posted by amme to Home & Garden (4 answers total)
A month and a half ago, I ordered these blackout drapes
and according to the instructions, used a low iron to get out the wrinkles and hung.
They have a chemical odor like burnt plastic and the entire room smells funky.
Perhaps the iron was too hot and burnt the synthetic coating on the back (no visible burnt areas). I've tried Febreze but it didn't help and was hoping the smell would lessen in a few weeks, but that doesn't seem to be happening.
What else could I do to make the smell go away?