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Does anyone have any remedy for getting rid of the strong smell of gloss wood paint? I am in the process of having all doors and skirting painted and day 1 the smell is really overpowering and giving me a headache!
Does anyone know any tips apart from keeping doors and windows open how can I get rid of the smell quickly?


Posted anonymously, 1st May 2015


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  • paint smells

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  • I love the smell of fresh paint!

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  • no i haven’t got a clue. hope it is less smelly now.

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  • Bioworld neutralizer. You can order this online but its expensive. Here’s a tip -add 1 teaspoon of Peppermint oil per 1 gallon of paint. It is clear so it can be used in even cream or white tones. This should help stop the odor while painting it on the walls.

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  • No sorry good luck

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  • Hope you are having some success!

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  • No, sorry – I just air it out.

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  • No idea sorry but lots of ventilation would be wise.

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  • My dad always taught us to put a bucket of water in the room and put all windows up to air. I love the smell

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  • Lots and lots of ventilation!

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  • If you have carpet on the floors sprinkle with bicarbonate soda. Leave overnight and vacuum in the morning. Bucket of water in room draw the smell out. Change water over daily.

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