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    Default How to get rid of MDF smell

    Hi guys, i upholstered a wooden box the other month that was made out of MDF and now I can smell the MDF wood and its quite strong. Is there a way to get rid of it? Should I have primed it or something? Should i have used a different wood?

    Picture of the box can be found here

    Thanks in advance

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    Can't bring up the picture the website wants to install software on my computer and that is a no! no!

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    what? installing software? are you sure? im very sure that it shouldnt be installing anything.

    well anyway this is the pic if people want to see what it looks like



    still can someone help me with getting rid of the MDF smell? its driving me nuts.

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    I was interested to see the photo to establish what you are dealing with I am supprised that the smell would be that pronounced that it is anoying, try some citris based oil, a couple of dabs inside, or some quality perfume. If it is a musty smell it may be damp and needs to dry out in the sun for a bit

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    Nilodour (sold in a tiny little bottle usually in the cleaning aisle at a large supermarket) is my go-to solution for smells.

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