Musty antique furniture odor in cushions


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Posted by Shannon (65.138.36.47) on August 29, 2003 at 08:07:15:

We recently obtained a wonderful old set of living room furniture. It contains a 3 piece sofa set with removable cushions and wood trim as well as 2 armchairs with non-removable cushions and wood trim. I've done some calling about the problem and was told by most "experts" that cleaning it with a rental steam machine or even having it done professionally, would not work. They said the fibers in the stuffing have oxidized and need to be replaced. I would love to just replace those, but they also said the fabric would tear if they removed it, therefore we would be looking at a full restoration job! This is not an option for us. We obtained these at a reasonable price and don't want to put alot into restoring, but we do want to be able to breathe fresh air when we sit on them!
Do you agree or disagree with the advice I got and do you have any suggestions for us!


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