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Is getting rid of odors with vinegar just a rumor?

Ive never been able to remove odors especially pet odors with white vinegar.   If anything it creates a rotten flesh smell.   Anyone  know how to actually remove pet odors from a leather couch?

  • Best Answer

    If your pet has very distinct smell, that's the result of his diet and perhaps a few other environmental conditions. Does he go outside?

    If yes, have you seen him eating grass?

    Herbs are very good animals but often is not enough to outdo the commercial feeding.

    A clean animal has very pleasant scent that doesn't transfer to the surfaces so bad everyone can't stand it.

    There could be some minor exemptions and perhaps regular bath is needed, maybe use coconut oil as a treat.

    Have blankets around where it's okay for your pet to sit, plus it eliminates hair problem. 

    Clean your furniture, open widows every day, have sunlight when possible, but also remember to take care of your pet(s)

    Warw1zard 4 weeks ago 0 0
  • Other Answer
  • If your pet has very distinct smell, that's the result of his diet and perhaps a few other environmental conditions. Does he go outside?

    If yes, have you seen him eating grass?

    Herbs are very good animals but often is not enough to outdo the commercial feeding.

    A clean animal has very pleasant scent that doesn't transfer to the surfaces so bad everyone can't stand it.

    There could be some minor exemptions and perhaps regular bath is needed, maybe use coconut oil as a treat.

    Have blankets around where it's okay for your pet to sit, plus it eliminates hair problem. 

    Clean your furniture, open widows every day, have sunlight when possible, but also remember to take care of your pet(s)

    Warw1zard 4 weeks ago 0 0
  • Pet odors are the hardest ones to remove. They require an enzyme cleaner--and it must sit on the stains or spots for a while in order to remove any residual odors. But if your couch is leather, you're going to ruin it by trying to use any liquid cleaners. Enzymes "eat" organic materials and that will include the leather! You may need to have the stained part removed and replaced with new leather, or discard the sofa altogether. Most commercial cleaners will not work for leather. It's unfortunate, but this is one of the downsides of leather furniture. Once it gets soaked with pet stains, you'll probably never get the smell out of it. Vinegar or baking soda is not going to help here.

    For almost any other odor, vinegar works very well. It can even remove smells in a room--just place a dish of it out for a few hours, then discard it. It will remove smells from your drains and garbage disposal too, and your microwave  or refrigerator. 

    Christin K 1 month ago 0 0
  • White vinegar.   I put it into a plant misting bottle and then mist the  room starting in the far corner and aim toward the ceiling and then do 9 square feet chunks and step away and step away and step away.   If you got fabrics dose, them especially good and step away .  Leave the room for a day and do not re-enter.  The next day 99% of the stink should be gone.   Any super stinky area ...mist it again. Wait another day.

    The white vinegar takes its own odor away as well as 6 times its weight in other odors. (odor does not have weight (so a tiny droplet  is a lot of odor.)

    The original suggested way was to put white vinegar in a shallow bowl and allow it to sit someplace and evaporate (but I was in a rush so came up with the misting method)

    You can mist directly onto a leather couch.  I did my leather suede jacket with no damage at all.  It is mostly water.  So just a light misting is no different than a foggy foggy night.

     Gotten rid of rude oil paint smells, burnt turnip leaves off the stove , burnt beets.

    Also got rid of beer, perfume, any other stink.  It Leaves 0 odor.  

    If you still smell white vinegar.  It ain't quite dry yet.

    straight out of the bottle.  100% vinegar is in reality only 15% vinegar and the rest is water.  So, you do not need to dilute it further.

    It won't stain flat wall paint nor wash it off. Does not stain fabrics or fabric lamp shades.  Avoid electronics because it don't like water.

     

    Anonymous 1 month ago 0 0
  • I've had a good luck with the Febreeze Pet Odor Eliminator.  It doesn't work right away, but allowing the enzymes to work on the odor over night seems to be the ticket.  I use mine for cat urine, and it does a great job.  I'd also test a small area of the leather to be sure of any possible staining or color loss before you treat the larger areas. 

    Anonymous 1 month ago 1 0
  • Put the couch outside in the sun for 3 months.

    Mj 1 month ago 0 2
  • Well, so much for douche.

    Captain Pants 1 month ago 1 0
  • i think your supposed to mix it with warm water and soap and only use small amounts of it

    NONAME 1 month ago 0 1
  • Try Orange Glow. It conditions as well as giving it a citrus smell.

    Blonde 1 month ago 1 1
  • Vinegar has a foul odor on it's own. It's like trying to fight a grease fire with a flame thrower.

    Donald K 1 month ago 1 0
  • If you prefer a vinegar smell then knock yourself out.

    Ding Dong 1 month ago 1 1