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How To Remove The Smell From Vintage Clothing

Do you love vintage clothing, but you just can’t stand that musty smell that goes with them?  No problem!  Removing the smell from vintage clothes is simple.

If the vintage item is washable, pour a cup of white vinegar into the washing machine, or into the tub if the item should be hand washed.

If the item is dry clean only, put the vintage garment into a confined sealed space, such as the bathroom.  Add 20% white vinegar and 80% water to a humidifier or other steamer.  Turn on the steamer and put the garment near the steam to get the full effect.

After washing or steaming, allow the vintage item to dry in sunlight or in a well-ventilated room. The vinegar smell should evaporate within 24 hours.

Here at AMERICANA Classic Vintage, we are vigilant about the care of our vintage pieces.  All of our items are professionally steamed using natural elements such as vinegar, to clean the garment, remove the smell and bacteria and brighten the colors.

AMERICANA‘s vintage clothing is clean, has no unwanted smells and looks fresh!


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