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What's the best way to care for wool at home?

Asked by GD_Kimble (2277points) March 31st, 2008

I have a very expensive topcoat that I wear often (I live in NYC and it’s still cool out). Recently I got caught in the rain and my coat got that “wet wool” smell that everyone hates. It’s been awhile but the aroma won’t fade. Is there a way to freshen up wool outside of products like Febreeze and spending a fortune at the dry cleaner?

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gailcalled's avatar

If the sun ever comes out, (which seems unlikely since it is snowing now -2 hr drive N of NYC) you can try hanging the coat outside where the sun hits it. It is likely that your coat has the dreaded mildew.

gooch's avatar

yes hang in the fresh air outside

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