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09:21AM | 05/17/01
Member Since: 05/14/01
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I have just bought an old kitchen cupboard-the house was built in 1907- it's painted red, but has a mold/mildew smell. What can I do to remove the smell without damaging the red paint? Help!!!


06:36PM | 05/17/01
There are a few things you can try, wipe the entire inside of the cabinet using a citrus based cleaner diluted with water per label instructions, leave it open to air for a day and see if that works. If not put a few drops of vanilla extract (used for baking) on a cotton ball, place cotton ball on a jar lid or something to keep it from making a mark on the paint. Put one of these in each section of the cabinet and close the doors for 2-3 days. Can also try charcoal in a shallow container in each section and again close up the cabinet for 2-3 days. Pick the charcoal up at an aquarium supply store, it's the kind used in fish tank filters. Hope one these works for you.

[This message has been edited by PattyB (edited May 17, 2001).]

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