After painting a room of your house, surely, it’s going to smell overwhelmingly like paint fumes. But that doesn’t mean there’s nothing you can do to get rid of that smell faster. Here are some of the easy ways:
Opening some windows and doors during day and night are ideal. Putting a fan in the room for this period will also clear up the fumes faster.
Bucket of Water
You can simply place a few of buckets of water around the room to absorb the solvent vapors. Using the bucket method is a bit safer if you’re painting a room finished with or made with wood.
You just have to cut an onion half. Then, set them out on plates throughout the room. This will absorb the odor and your room won’t smell onions either.
Add a drop or two of vanilla extract to each gallon of paint. This will bring a much more pleasant aroma to the room you’re painting. Or, add drops of vanilla extract to cotton balls or in a small bowls of water and set them out in the room.
Light a scented candle
Place the candle on top of a bowl of water to. They burn up some of the vapors and cover the smell.
Place bowls of vinegar around the room to neutralize odors.
Place lemon slices in bowls all over the newly painted room for a day or two and throw them out later to remove any unpleasant paint smells.
This can be used to deodorize any chemical odor. Place the small pieces of charcoal in containers and leave overnight around the room.