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« on: December 04, 2010 07:21:08 AM »

I got a few rolls of retro looking wallpaper at our local salvage/ reuse place. One in red damask, and one in a funky spice jars print. I had some ideas, like using it for book covers, tacking up a single strip on a wall, etc. I put up a strip on the wall and it was so stinky, I had to take it down. I tried soaking it in water, and hanging it up outside to get rid of the stink, but no luck. Any suggestions? It smells like old glue/ attic. Should I try something else, or just give up and pitch it?
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« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2010 07:32:14 AM »

Baking soda. Lots and lots of baking soda.

If you have an area where you can lay it out, coat it in the stuff, and leave it sit overnight that just might do the trick.
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« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2010 03:00:58 PM »

Thanks. I'm a big fan of baking soda. I could try this with a smaller piece to see how it works.
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« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2011 04:44:16 PM »

If it is mildewy, placing it out in full summer sun will kill off the mildew spores.  For odour, if you can put it into a large garbage can or container that can be sealed, using kitty litter will help and is a good cheap option.  Even the cheap no name brand absorbs smell very effectively - worked beautifully in my basement when we had a septic tank incident (blech).  Stick it in, in a separate open container if you want to keep it clean from litter, and seal the whole shebang for a couple of weeks.  Works great with stinky books too.
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