How do I get the curry smell out of my couch?
July 10, 2014 8:12 PM Subscribe
My couch smells like curry after staying temporarily in a home that smells very strongly of curry. What's the best way to get the smell out? Is Febreeze going to work?
posted by juniperesque to Home & Garden (6 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
This is such an embarrassing question. We had a flood in our house and were able to save our (brand new, not even a week old) couch before water hit it, and our kind and generous neighbors let us keep it in their home for three weeks. I mean, these couldn't be nicer neighbors. Bless them. Awesome people for whom we will be forever grateful.
But DUDE. Their house smells so strongly of curry that my eyes watered when we dropped it off, so I kind of knew it would come home smelling like curry a little. But it is pretty intense. Can't nap on the couch without getting a face full of curry. Definitely smells like curry just sitting on it. It is a tweed (fabric) couch with wooden legs, and the cushion covers are not removable.
Is Febreeze going to cut it here? What do I need to do to get my couch smelling like nothing again? Is there a service I could hire that can get the smell out? I don't know that a regular upholstery shampoo will deodorize the cushions, wood, etc. Or am I wrong?