I don't want my chair to smell like shampoo! I want it to smell like a chair!
July 27, 2011 10:34 AM Subscribe
How do I get this shampoo smell out of a recently-cleaned chair?
posted by Sloop John B to Home & Garden (5 answers total)
I bought an office chair from Craigslist and decided to clean it. The cushions are covered in black fabric.
I bought a can of carpet/upholstery cleaner at Walgreens (I know, probably a big mistake), the kind with the brush on top. I rubbed some of the shampoo into the cushions, scrubbed it, and then wiped it off with a damp towel.
It cleaned the cushions just fine. The only problem is that now the chair stinks of shampoo. It smells like dog shampoo. Yuck! Even worse, it makes my clothes smell like the shampoo. So sad!
I've tried washing the cushions with club soda. Had limited success with this. Someone else suggested leaving the chair in the sun, so I've been putting it in a sunny part of my living room and leaving the windows open. This may have made a difference.
Is there any way I can get this smell out of the chair? Will it go away on its own? Or is the situation hopeless?