How Do You Remove Oil Based Paint Smell?


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The most effective way to remove the smell of fresh oil-based paint is to absorb the smell by filling bowls with ¼ cup salt, water and a few slices of lemon and placing them strategically throughout the painted area. Small bowls of plain vinegar are effective as well.

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How Do You Remove Oil Based Paint Smell?
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Masking paint odor with chemical spray deodorizers is not recommended because it adds additional chemicals to the air. Ventilating the room is a practical way to rid a room of paint odors. By covering vents and closing the doors to the room, fumes can't circulate to other areas of the house. A fan directed towards an open window also helps to dispel unpleasant paint odors.

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