Today's Quick Woodworking Tip
We've all come accross this problem, you have a great piece that you want to breathe life into but it just plain stinks. Whether it's pet odor, smoke, mildew, or must, give these easy tricks a try. Hope these help!
- Use Ammonia For Pet or Smoke Odor
- Olive Oil and Vinegar
- Newspaper and Charcoal
Although you should try a powerful pet odor cleaner first, ammonia can be a very effective solution to pet and smoke odor. Dampen a cloth with ammonia, and wipe the wood down, making sure to keep the joints dry. Then wipe clean with a cloth dampened with water. Make sure you have clean water, and lots of ventilation
Try this, (no not on your lunch break) one part olive oil to 24 parts white vinegar or about 2 teaspoons of olive oil to a pint of white vinegar. Use a spray bottle to disperse, and don't forget to shake it up often.
These materials are great at soaking up foul odors. They work best in a confined space such as a drawer or cabinet. Put a bunch of wadded up newspapers and charcoal briquettes in the drawer and wait a week before replacing them with new. After about 3 to 4 weeks the smell should be much better.