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Musty antique Furniture

How do you get that musty smell out of an antique commode. The finish is beautiful. but the interior has a musty smell. Please help!

  • Cyndi @ The Decorating Chica
    Cyndi @ The Decorating Chica Battle Creek, MI
    on Aug 26, 2013

    tried several thing. Dryer sheets work about the best

  • Anne
    Anne Poplar Bluff, MO
    on Aug 26, 2013

    Try kitty litter or charcoal. They also sell something for damp areas at hardware stores that absorb moisture which may be the cause.

  • Sia@South 47th
    Sia@South 47th Sacramento, CA
    on Aug 27, 2013

    Hi Jane! Do you see any mold? You may have to strip the interior.

  • Jane Jones
    Jane Jones Newtown Square, PA
    on Aug 27, 2013

    I took all the drawers and did not see any mold.

  • KMS Woodworks
    KMS Woodworks Nederland, CO
    on Aug 27, 2013

    Outdoors and good old fashion sunshine...The UV light disinfects

  • Jane Jones
    Jane Jones Newtown Square, PA
    on Aug 31, 2013

    Things have improved greatly. I am still working on it. Drying it out seems to be the answer. I am going to try the charcoal next. Thanks for every ones help.

  • Laura Bagaason
    Laura Bagaason Minneapolis, MN
    on Feb 7, 2015

    Put In a small room with dehumidifier to dry out, then all the rest?

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