• Welcome to the Chronicle Forums.
    Please complete your profile. The forums and the rest of www.chronofhorse.com has single sign-in, so your log in information for one will automatically work for the other. Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are the views of the individual and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of The Chronicle of the Horse.

Announcement

Collapse

Forum rules and no-advertising policy

As a participant on this forum, it is your responsibility to know and follow our rules. Please read this message in its entirety.

Board Rules

1. You’re responsible for what you say.
As outlined in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, The Chronicle of the Horse and its affiliates, as well Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd., the developers of vBulletin, are not legally responsible for statements made in the forums.

This is a public forum viewed by a wide spectrum of people, so please be mindful of what you say and who might be reading it—details of personal disputes are likely better handled privately. While posters are legally responsible for their statements, the moderators may in their discretion remove or edit posts that violate these rules. Users have the ability to modify or delete their own messages after posting, but administrators generally will not delete posts, threads or accounts upon request.

Outright inflammatory, vulgar, harassing, malicious or otherwise inappropriate statements and criminal charges unsubstantiated by a reputable news source or legal documentation will not be tolerated and will be dealt with at the discretion of the moderators.

2. Conversations in horse-related forums should be horse-related.
The forums are a wonderful source of information and support for members of the horse community. While it’s understandably tempting to share information or search for input on other topics upon which members might have a similar level of knowledge, members must maintain the focus on horses.

3. Keep conversations productive, on topic and civil.
Discussion and disagreement are inevitable and encouraged; personal insults, diatribes and sniping comments are unproductive and unacceptable. Whether a subject is light-hearted or serious, keep posts focused on the current topic and of general interest to other participants of that thread. Utilize the private message feature or personal email where appropriate to address side topics or personal issues not related to the topic at large.

4. No advertising in the discussion forums.
Posts in the discussion forums directly or indirectly advertising horses, jobs, items or services for sale or wanted will be removed at the discretion of the moderators. Use of the private messaging feature or email addresses obtained through users’ profiles for unsolicited advertising is not permitted.

Company representatives may participate in discussions and answer questions about their products or services, or suggest their products on recent threads if they fulfill the criteria of a query. False "testimonials" provided by company affiliates posing as general consumers are not appropriate, and self-promotion of sales, ad campaigns, etc. through the discussion forums is not allowed.

Paid advertising is available on our classifieds site and through the purchase of banner ads. The tightly monitored Giveaways forum permits free listings of genuinely free horses and items available or wanted (on a limited basis). Items offered for trade are not allowed.

Advertising Policy Specifics
When in doubt of whether something you want to post constitutes advertising, please contact a moderator privately in advance for further clarification. Refer to the following points for general guidelines:

Horses – Only general discussion about the buying, leasing, selling and pricing of horses is permitted. If the post contains, or links to, the type of specific information typically found in a sales or wanted ad, and it’s related to a horse for sale, regardless of who’s selling it, it doesn’t belong in the discussion forums.

Stallions – Board members may ask for suggestions on breeding stallion recommendations. Stallion owners may reply to such queries by suggesting their own stallions, only if their horse fits the specific criteria of the original poster. Excessive promotion of a stallion by its owner or related parties is not permitted and will be addressed at the discretion of the moderators.

Services – Members may use the forums to ask for general recommendations of trainers, barns, shippers, farriers, etc., and other members may answer those requests by suggesting themselves or their company, if their services fulfill the specific criteria of the original post. Members may not solicit other members for business if it is not in response to a direct, genuine query.

Products – While members may ask for general opinions and suggestions on equipment, trailers, trucks, etc., they may not list the specific attributes for which they are in the market, as such posts serve as wanted ads.

Event Announcements – Members may post one notification of an upcoming event that may be of interest to fellow members, if the original poster does not benefit financially from the event. Such threads may not be “bumped” excessively. Premium members may post their own notices in the Event Announcements forum.

Charities/Rescues – Announcements for charitable or fundraising events can only be made for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations. Special exceptions may be made, at the moderators’ discretion and direction, for board-related events or fundraising activities in extraordinary circumstances.

Occasional posts regarding horses available for adoption through IRS-registered horse rescue or placement programs are permitted in the appropriate forums, but these threads may be limited at the discretion of the moderators. Individuals may not advertise or make announcements for horses in need of rescue, placement or adoption unless the horse is available through a recognized rescue or placement agency or government-run entity or the thread fits the criteria for and is located in the Giveaways forum.

5. Do not post copyrighted photographs unless you have purchased that photo and have permission to do so.

6. Respect other members.
As members are often passionate about their beliefs and intentions can easily be misinterpreted in this type of environment, try to explore or resolve the inevitable disagreements that arise in the course of threads calmly and rationally.

If you see a post that you feel violates the rules of the board, please click the “alert” button (exclamation point inside of a triangle) in the bottom left corner of the post, which will alert ONLY the moderators to the post in question. They will then take whatever action, or no action, as deemed appropriate for the situation at their discretion. Do not air grievances regarding other posters or the moderators in the discussion forums.

Please be advised that adding another user to your “Ignore” list via your User Control Panel can be a useful tactic, which blocks posts and private messages by members whose commentary you’d rather avoid reading.

7. We have the right to reproduce statements made in the forums.
The Chronicle of the Horse may copy, quote, link to or otherwise reproduce posts, or portions of posts, in print or online for advertising or editorial purposes, if attributed to their original authors, and by posting in this forum, you hereby grant to The Chronicle of the Horse a perpetual, non-exclusive license under copyright and other rights, to do so.

8. We reserve the right to enforce and amend the rules.
The moderators may delete, edit, move or close any post or thread at any time, or refrain from doing any of the foregoing, in their discretion, and may suspend or revoke a user’s membership privileges at any time to maintain adherence to the rules and the general spirit of the forum. These rules may be amended at any time to address the current needs of the board.

Please see our full Terms of Service and Privacy Policy for more information.

Thanks for being a part of the COTH forums!

(Revised 1/26/16)
See more
See less

Getting cigarette smoke smell out of blanket?

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Getting cigarette smoke smell out of blanket?

    I bought a nylon stable blanket from ebay (discontinued model that I love). Was away when it arrived, and when I opened the box, I felt the need to fumigate my lungs. I don't smoke, but the last time I smelled smoke like that was in a company's "smoking room". If I'd caught up with the box sooner, I'd have sent it back.

    It's now in a sealed blanket bag with baking soda refrigerator packs. Any suggestions on if/ how I can get the smell out?

  • #2
    White vinegar works wonders. I always feel like if something can get cat urine stench out, it can get anything out.

    Spray it liberally all over the blanket--I haven't had it damage fabrics yet and I washed a whole load of various clothing with it, as well as spot treated wool rugs--and then let it air out somewhere. It may need a few treatments, but it should do the trick. Plus it's CHEAP so even if it does, for some god-unknown reason, fails, at least you aren't out a lot of money!

    PS: It won't smell like vinegar once it dries, promise!!

    Comment


    • #3
      Washing it usually works pretty good I've never had a problem getting cigarette smoke out of clothing by just throwing them in the wash with some detergent.

      Otherwise, Febreeze works great too

      Comment


      • #4
        Oh, that was so easy for my other hobby. Try restoring some antique radios that were owned by smokers (we need a puking smiley). Every time they're turned on and warmed up, back it comes. But so many people smoked back then that I just say it adds authenticity.

        We boarded at a barn with heavy smokers and found that a few washings and airings eliminated most of the smoker's stench from stable articles, at least to the point that horsey scents covered it up.
        The inherent vice of Capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings. The inherent virtue of Socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.
        Winston Churchill

        Comment


        • #5
          Funny you should post this - I just received an eBay purchase today (non-horsey) that reeks so badly of smoke that my hands smelled after unpacking the box. Yuck! I left positive feedback but mentioned the smell. Now I know why people put "comes from a non-smoking home" in the description and you bet I'm going to look for that now!!

          Comment


          • #6
            Coffee grounds (store the blanket and use liberally in a big rubbermaid type container with a lid for a few days. Helps absorb the smell.

            Comment


            • #7
              Newspaper will absorb the smell too... pack it away with wads of newspaper.

              Comment


              • #8
                Unless you're planning to sleep in it yourself, I wouldn't worry overmuch. Used for its intended purpose, it'll air out and get covered in manure smell instead.
                "The standard you walk by is the standard you accept."--Lt. Gen. David Morrison, Austalian Army Chief

                Comment


                • #9
                  Agreed - plus sunlight and fresh air.
                  Proud member of People Who Hate to Kill Wildlife clique

                  Comment

                  • Original Poster

                    #10
                    Thank you!! I KNEW people here would know!! I'll try white vinegar, coffee grounds, newspaper, airing, washing and Fabreeze. Not all at once - but if none of them work, I'll know I've tried.

                    For future reference, I'll also look for from a "non-smoking home". Though many smokers I know are very careful not to have their clothes/ house smell like cigarette.

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Charcoal can work too!

                      http://www.howtodothings.com/home-an...ette-odor.html
                      Delicious strawberry flavored death!

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Hang it out in the sun - even cold winter sun will kill it safely within hours.

                        I use to volunteer at the local Salvation army. I am HIGHLY allergic to smoke, second hand smoke and smoke residue. Every thing from smoking homes was pitched into the trash or sent into rags because it is such a health hazard! However sometimes things were so nice you hated to do that. Some of the volunteers that could deal with it would hang thing in the sun and Viola`! Scent free. I could not handle them because of the residue, but at least they smelled better!

                        I wonder if people realized how vile smoking is, how disgusting they smell and how sick it makes some people quite by accident if they still would imbibe?
                        "If you don't know where you are going, any road will take you there"

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Put it in a five gallon bucket add a bottle of rubbing alcohol and at least a half bottle of
                          listerine fill with water (You may want to use a whole bottle of listerine) let soak over night
                          swish the blanket in the mixture occasionally then wash it the smell should be completely gone.

                          I had canvas hay bags that reeked of mildew. I soaked them in the above solution
                          the smell is still gone. (I got the haybags used this past september.)

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            I'm an antiques restorer and get stinky stuff like that radio ALL the time. For books and furniture, I like using coffee grounds in the drawers, after all, I get a fresh supply daily!
                            Also, invest in a bale of cedar shavings bagged for pet rodent use. I stuff muslin bags with the cedar to store all my winter wool, refill the dog bed and de-fume stinky but unwashable clothing.

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              My theory is that adding stuff (Febreeze {more chemicals!!}, coffee grounds, etc) is not the best...but the best is to REMOVE the offending odor...cigarette smoke can really penetrate! Take the blanket to your nearest laudromat, use the biggest front loading washer, some good detergent, even fabric softener for the rinse, then air dry. This will really work!

                              Although, personally, I am having trouble getting rid of mildew odor on some of my blankets. A couple of years ago, the BM sent all boarders' blankets to be cleaned by someone who does it as a service, and she bagged them still a bit damp. I have tried re-washing, drying, airing out...and trust me, THAT smell will not go away. You will have no problem with the removal of the cigarette smoke odor however!
                              lindasp62
                              Founder & Donor/Account Advisor
                              Brennan Equine Welfare Fund
                              http://www.brennanequinewelfarefund.com/index.html

                              Comment


                              • #16
                                For smoke, mildew, cat pee......OdoBan....sold at Sam, or diluted version in Walmart. Using the diluted, put about 1/2-3/4 cup in the washing machine. If using the full strength (gallon jug from Sam's) use about 1/4 cup.

                                I had a blanket come in for clean and repair, which housed a dead animal. It got rid of the smell.

                                Comment


                                • #17
                                  Hanging it outside for a few hours will get the smell out in no time.

                                  I used to hang my coats outside for a few hours and it will be good as gold.... see- a few of my family members smoke and when the gathering is at my aunt's house- ummm its not good! So my clothes, hair, jacket gets all gross and eveyrthing.


                                  Clothes go in wash.
                                  Jacket goes outside to freshen up.
                                  I go in the shower!

                                  Comment


                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by Woodland View Post
                                    I use to volunteer at the local Salvation army. I am HIGHLY allergic to smoke, second hand smoke and smoke residue. Every thing from smoking homes was pitched into the trash or sent into rags because it is such a health hazard!
                                    Well, you've certainly just guaranteed that I will never, ever, EVER as long as I live contribute ANYTHING WHATSOEVER EVER AGAIN to the Salvation Army!

                                    Does national HQ know you're treating people's donations that way? Reckon they might LIKE to??

                                    You really think a homeless person is going to care what it smells like, when they're freezing? I seriously doubt it. So I guess I'll just give my stuff away directly, instead.

                                    Sorry, Salvation Army, but you lose.
                                    "The standard you walk by is the standard you accept."--Lt. Gen. David Morrison, Austalian Army Chief

                                    Comment


                                    • #19
                                      After the nylon sheet has been left on a horse overnight a couple times- or simply used a couple times- the smoke smell will be a moot point.

                                      Kindly let the seller know it was an issue on the off chance they want to change their ways. I'm surprised this is an issue on a horse sheet- a hunt coat, breeches or item of human apparal, yes but hardly a nightmare issue with something that will have hay, shavings, urine and manaure on it.

                                      Comment


                                      • #20
                                        I've had one or two purchases from eBay arrive smelling like smoke. Also a few that came reeking of Febreeze. I can't understand why anyone thinks that stuff smells good . It smells like chemicals. I always look for "smoke free" home; I'm starting to realize I need to find Febreeze free as well .

                                        I hang everything out side and give it a good airing out. Baking soda and coffee grounds are also good at absorbing odor.
                                        Equine Ink - My soapbox for equestrian writings & reviews.
                                        EquestrianHow2 - Operating instructions for your horse.

                                        Comment

                                        Working...
                                        X