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Help me get th curry smell out of my leather couch

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Quentin5 wrote:
Dec 16th, 2015 5:54 pm
I guess you did not try the Febreeze?
have you tried Febreeze and it worked?
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eonibm wrote:
Dec 16th, 2015 5:52 pm
This is the reason I don't buy used furniture except something in solid wood at a garage sale.
Don't bother. Curry apparently penetrates wood furniture too.
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DrKalikot wrote:
Dec 16th, 2015 5:58 pm
have you tried Febreeze and it worked?
I have not, and for very good reason. I have no leather furniture, nor any cans of Febreeze. :D

It is a tricky smell, like cigarette smoke, getting rid of it is not easy (like the episode of Seinfeld)
The beatings will continue until morale improves
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DrKalikot wrote:
Dec 16th, 2015 5:58 pm
have you tried Febreeze and it worked?
Quentin5 wrote:
Dec 16th, 2015 5:54 pm
I guess you did not try the Febreeze?
Febreeze does not work. I used a lot of febreeze! you cannot get rid of the smell. It then just smells like febreeze and curry!
I even covered the sofa with baking soda, I used 10 boxes of the stuff, left it on for 4 days, vacuumed it and it still smelled like it.
The baking soda did help a bit with the surface smell but it still had a very pungent smell at the sofa cracks.
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Febreeze just masks odor. It's useless. The couch would have needed a thorough scrubbing to agitate the pores and remove the vile smell.
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Most people outside this forum suggest saddle soap, though the main problem could be lying inside which could be very tough to neutralize.
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Which town/city did you pick this up in? I may be able to help
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Chadrax wrote:
Dec 16th, 2015 6:57 pm
Which town/city did you pick this up in? I may be able to help
OP already sold it to another poor soul
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I thought you're supposed to pour Arm and Hammer baking soda all over the sofa to absorb the odour. You then vacuum up the baking soda.
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Becks wrote:
Dec 17th, 2015 5:11 am
I thought you're supposed to pour Arm and Hammer baking soda all over the sofa to absorb the odour. You then vacuum up the baking soda.
That's for carpets.
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^ It's for everything, like the fridge.
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Best way to get rid of the smell would be a mixture of Water, Vinegar and Baking soda.

Used that formula on a few things and has done wonders.

Febreeze is just crap. Masks everything.
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Becks wrote:
Dec 17th, 2015 7:40 am
^ It's for everything, like the fridge.
Yes, but referring to his comment on pouring out and vacuum.
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Maymybonneliveforever wrote:
Dec 8th, 2012 1:24 pm
I purchased a home with a curry smell, we painted every room in the house, left the windows open even during rain, steam cleaned every carpet then steam mopped the hardwood and tile. There were no drapes in the home and it still took 6 months to get ride of most of the smell.

The only advise I can give you is, either get a pro leather cleaner and keep cleaning it over and over till the smell starts to go away or have it professionally cleaned. In my case the home was one year old and still after major attempts it still took a whole year till it all went away with windows left open during the summer months.

I'm not sure how strong the smell is but didn't you notice it when you picked it up to transport it home or atleast when you sat in it to try it out?

Good luck.
Dont think it took 6 months for odour to remove. You just got used to it.

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