Have you just painted a few rooms in the house? When we paint in the house, the strong odors of the paint permeate everywhere and can easily irritate our health.
The paint, of course, leaves toxic odors, and it is essential not to be overexposed to it. To remove paint odors in your home, here are some tips to help you.
1. Open windows to ventilate painted rooms
Airing is essential! Open the windows wide to dry the paint more quickly but also to get rid of bad odors.
2. Install fans
The fans will also offer excellent ventilation, which will reduce odors and, of course, allow the paint to dry more quickly.
3. Baking soda
Baking soda absorbs odors! So you just have to place bowls filled with baking soda all over the rooms that have been painted. Renew it every day.
4. Salt against bad paint odors
Salt is also absorbent of odors! So if you don’t have baking soda, you can use bowls filled with salt!
5. Warm milk
Depending on the size of the room, place several glasses of hot milk all over the floor to somewhat neutralize the smell of paint.
6. Onion for the smell of paint
Cut an onion into quarters and arrange the pieces at the four corners of the room. The smell of paint in the room will quickly disappear—alternatively, several glasses of water containing finely sliced onions.
7. Coffee grounds
Collect the coffee grounds from your coffee and put them everywhere in your room (on plates). The smell of coffee will replace the smell of paint.
8. Bread crumbs
Cut several pieces of bread crumbs and put them everywhere in your freshly painted room.
9. Vegetable charcoal
Charcoal is an excellent natural absorber and is harmless to health. Place several containers in your room into which you will pour a little coal. Do not hesitate to renew it from time to time for more efficiency.
10. Lemon to remove paint odors
- Add 1 liter of boiling water mixed with the juice of 2 squeezed lemons. Add the lemon peels to the solution.
- Bring orange and lemon peels to a liter in water. Add a cinnamon stick and place the infusion in the room.
It will be another useful natural trick to combat paint odors.
Boil white vinegar in a saucepan and immediately place it in the room to be deodorized. The vapors of the vinegar eliminate odors from paint. If this maneuver is effective, know that you will need more than a liter of vinegar for a good result and repeat the operation at least three times. If the smell of white vinegar alone bothers you, add it with citrus zest, it will be more bearable.
12. The mint infusion
Place a pan of boiling water in the center of the room and infuse a beautiful bouquet of fresh mint. The paint smell will disappear.
13. Green clay
In the center of your room or several places, if it is large, place cups containing 3 tablespoons of green clay on which you will pour essential oil of lavender, mint, lemon, or pine.
14. Do not use incense
Just like scented candles, the levels of gaseous and particulate pollutants (particles, carbon monoxide, and dioxide, nitrogen oxides, benzene, formaldehyde, etc.) emitted by incense sticks are essential. They have health impacts, including potential carcinogenic risks.