How do I get the smell out of area rug from stinky pad?

February 9, 2013 by
Filed under: Area Rugs 


Question by LoLo: How do I get the smell out of area rug from stinky pad?
I bought new pads for new wool area rugs last fall and then left for winter in a warmer clime. Now the room smells so bad we took the expensive rugs out to the deck. We tossed the rubber pads. How can I get the terrible rubber smell out of the rugs? I’ve got the little Nature’s tubs sitting around and I spray the backs daily with Fabreeze Extra. I also spray the air with Neutra Air. It’s been three weeks and then still stink so bad it’s nauseating.

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Answer by bouncybaby
squeeze a lemon, put juice in a pint of water and spray it all over, its a great neutralizer, may take a few gos say every 2 days until gone

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2 Comments on How do I get the smell out of area rug from stinky pad?

  1. Alex F on Sat, 9th Feb 2013 7:03 am

    wash them.

  2. groingo on Sat, 9th Feb 2013 7:38 am

    Having a cat with a bad bladder I am very familiar with getting the small out of carpet padding.
    Sprays and baking soda work for a short time, putting a plastic layer beween the carpet and pad helps, but the sure fire way is to replace the section of pad with new then clean the carpet several times with a good quailty carpet cleaing machine.

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