Who doesn’t love a fresh coat of paint in their home? Freshen up colors, get rid of scuffs and make the room feel brand new. Painting your home is a fantastic, less expensive way to update your home and make it feel new without breaking the bank and without putting in too much effort, especially if you hire a professional company to do your painting. One downside to fresh paint is, of course, that fresh paint smell. It can cause headaches, make you feel stuffy and can make your space intolerable. There are some remedies that can help alleviate the smell and make your space livable again.
Charcoal is a natural detoxifying agent. It helps to draw in and trap impurities in the air and can help to naturally absorb the smell of the paint fumes, making your space pleasant-smelling again. You can find charcoal online or in many health stores and should be able to get it rather easily. All you have to do is crush the charcoal to activate it, then place bowls around the room to help fend off the unwanted odor.
Baking soda is another natural odor absorber that you have probably seen in your mother’s fridge to help soak up the nasty smells. You can find baking soda in every grocery store, making it very easy to get hold of. For this remedy, you can sprinkle the baking soda on rugs if the room you had painted was carpeted, or you can simply set it around in bowls like you would the charcoal.
Water and Lemon
This is another remedy that is made from natural ingredients that can be found in any grocery store. Mixing water and lemon together can create a powerful stink-removing agent that can help you get your space back in tip-top shape.
This is a remedy that you might not want to use if you cannot tolerate the smell of vinegar or if the smell of paint is preferable to the vinegar for you. Try using small amounts in bowls placed around the room to help absorb the paint smell. Do not use too much, or your room will smell like vinegar.
Coffee grounds are another great option that is easy to get and that you probably already have around your home. Place coffee grounds around the room in bowls to help make the room not only smell like coffee but help to absorb the smell of the paint.
Odor Eliminating Candles
If you want an option that is a bit quicker to work, you can always use odor eliminating candles. These are designed to help not only put out a nice scent, but also to help get rid of the smells that are already present. The flame will help to absorb the smells that are permeating your rooms.
Hire a Professional
When in doubt, hire a professional painter. They are going to be able to aerate the area while they are painting and ventilate to help the paint smell dissipate, they may have special paint that is low odor, and they are going to know all the tips and tricks to keep your home looking great and smelling great as well. Call Tar Heel Painters today for a free quote!