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Asked on Mar 26, 2018

How to get rid of "combo-cleaner" smell on old wooden chair?

WendyItsmemicKelly Condie Thompson


Basically old unfinished 'raw' wood with little or no stain ...
Cleaned it up really nice (looks great !) with a combination of :
Linseed Oil, Turpentine and Vinegar.
Looks great - but it still has the smell of my 'combo-cleaner' (after 1 week of sitting) ....
*** Any ideas on how to get rid of the smell ???

THX !!!

5 answers
  • Kelly Condie Thompson
    on Mar 26, 2018

    Try washing it down with some Murphy's wood soap. You can use it straight up (with gloves) or dilute it with water and wash everything down a couple of times to help get rid of the combo cleaner smell. Murphy's soap has a nice clean scent to it. It will stay with your wood if you use it full strength for a long time.
  • Janice
    on Mar 26, 2018

    Maybe wash it down with baking soda and water mixture a couple of times and pat dry, then let air dry again and see it that removes the odor. Good Luck.
  • Kelly Condie Thompson
    on Mar 26, 2018

    Murphy's wood soap, either straight up (with gloves) or diluted with water. It'll smell great after you wipe it down a couple of times with it.

  • Itsmemic
    on Mar 26, 2018

    second the clean !
  • Wendy
    on Mar 27, 2018

    Wipe it down with a sponge dampened with vinegar, Murphy's Oil Wood Soap or any Anti-Fungal Detergents.
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