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Offline Bayez

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How do you get the smell out of the foam cushions?
« on: April 24, 2009, 02:03:47 PM »
I have the covers off, and Washed them, they are hanging out to dry right now. How do I get the stinky smell out of the foam pieces. Or will it not smell once I get the clean covers on? Thanks a bunch!

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How do you get the smell out of the foam cushions?
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2009, 02:06:49 PM »
I think that foam is outgassing and you will just have to live with it until it has diminished. The number of molecules being emitted will slowly subside over time.

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How do you get the smell out of the foam cushions?
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2009, 02:13:12 PM »
I agree with Tripod. Most dense foam "smells." Don't spray with anything, or you may create an undesirable (and possibly worse) chemical reaction.

After some airing, if the cushions still smell, you might try sticking a "fragrant" dryer sheet or a Fabreeze sheet inside when you put the cover back on.

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How do you get the smell out of the foam cushions?
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2009, 02:34:32 PM »
Put the foam into a green garbage bag, close the end of the garbage bag around the hose from a vacuum and turn it on. Suck all the air out of the foam and release the garbage bag. Do this 2 or 3 times to "change" all the air in the foam. It works easier if you can do 2 coushins at a time and put the hose between them. That way you don't get the bag stuck in the end if the vacuum.

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How do you get the smell out of the foam cushions?
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2009, 04:06:31 PM »
Put some burned coffee grounds inside. this will remove the smell in popup. You will get a nice coffee smell

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How do you get the smell out of the foam cushions?
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2009, 03:02:58 PM »
Hi all! Thanks for the replies! I have washed all of the cushion covers, and the foam peices themselves have all been sitting outside since last wednesday baking in the sun. That has helped some. Today I douced with Febreez (antimicrobial kind) and I cant believe it! They are dry and have no smell whatsoever! I am soooo happy! I am going to put the covers back on this evening. Yayyyy!


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How do you get the smell out of the foam cushions?
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2009, 03:28:18 PM »
I have ripped some pretty gigantic stinky farts on the couch and bed in our pup when we had it.
(Usually when I eat pork products or foods that have a high corn content)

We used to clean it out after every trip, wipe it down and fabreeze all the beds and cushions before collapsing.
Every time we opened it up, it smelled nice and new.

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How do you get the smell out of the foam cushions?
« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2009, 06:25:24 PM »
The big trick is to keep on top of it. If the odors get bad enough, are allowed to stay long enough, and you keep subjecting them to more odorous things you will never get rid of the smells. When that happens you only choice is to replace.

I used to clean cars for a living and I once got a fairly new pickup in that was filthy and stunk to high heaven. (It was from a dealer who took it on trade) I steam cleaned the seats, carpets and headliner 4 times and all but flooded the cab of the truck with Fabreeze and the smells would come back as soon as everything was dry.

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