When you enter a place where new colors are painted, you will experience an appealing and refreshing look but might also suffer from irritating paint odors. These odors are unpleasant but detrimental to health too.
There are six proven and essential methods to follow, mentioned in this blog, to learn and efficiently implement at your place to remove very annoying paint odors.
1. Proper Ventilation –
After getting the place painted, keep the doors and windows open for proper ventilation to remove the paint fumes from the place. A continuous airflow will eliminate the odors.
Also, when the painting starts, you can turn on the air purifiers as they can absorb the smell of the paint.
With proper ventilation, the place should be under a cool temperature and if you wish to paint the place in the winter season, keep the heaters off until the paint goes dry.
2. Use of Baking Soda or Activated Charcoal or Coffee Beans –
Crush the charcoal and coffee beans into finer pieces, powdered form looking similar to baking soda.
Sprinkle any of these all over the floor after the painting gets finished. Leave the powder overnight and vacuum it the next morning.
Throw them out completely, as they cannot be reused. Activated charcoal, baking powder, and coffee beans remove the odor thoroughly and provide a fresh new smell to the place.
3. Use Onions –
Cut the onions into two halves and place them in all the corners of the room. The onions neutralize the paint odors and chemicals released from the same.
Using onions will leave a pungent smell of the onions themselves, but that will also go off with time. Dump the onions into the garbage once they have neutralized the smell.
They cannot be reused after eliminating the odor, as they might contain the chemical compounds absorbed from the paints.
4. Use Candles or Natural Extracts –
Light the scented candles or add vanilla or peppermint natural extracts to the cotton balls and place them all around the place to eliminate the paint odors and give a pleasant smell.
Let the candles burn out completely, and if you use cotton balls with drops of natural extracts on them, leave them for 4 to 5 hours.
5. Use Water, Lemon, Salt, and Vinegar –
You can use buckets of water buckets, water, and lemon together or a solution of water, lemon, salt, and vinegar to remove the paint odors. You can place water buckets overnight in the room to get the paint solvent vapors absorbed by the water.
Throw the water into the drains as it is unsafe to use after having so many chemicals absorbed. Using only water takes a lot of time in getting rid of the paint odors.
Add lemon, salt, vinegar, and water in 3 to 4 bowls and leave them overnight at the painted place. This solution will absorb all the paint fumes and leave a fresh-smelling place on the other day.
6. Hire a Professional –
You might not acquire the perfect results after trying all the DIY methods to get rid of the paint odors.
So, you must hire a professional service to do the same. Professionals at Odor MD, use the best odor removal solutions and offer you a place with a freshening and pleasing odors. To hire our services, reach out to us today at 239-268-4300.