Chemical smell begone!
June 1, 2012 7:40 PM Subscribe
How can I remove this chemical smell from a wool coat?
posted by sanka to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (5 answers total)
My Uncle spends a lot of time overseas in Asia, and bought me the very heavy fleece lined wool coat that was hand made in Nepal on a whim on his way out of the country. It will definitely be awesomesauce for the Minneapolis winter, but it has a very heavy chemical smell.
He didn't notice it in the store, as the whole store smelled, and it was bagged it in plastic before he left, and only noticed after he got home and opened his bag. It is a heavy, petroleum smell. It will fill a room. It's bad.
How can I wear this thing? I see some places online saying use baking soda in the delicate cycle. Some say vinegar. Some say both. Some say salt.
I have washed it twice on delicate with Woolite, and it did nothing. I have hung it in the sun for a day and it still smells strongly. Is there anything else I can do?