Stinky Paint smell.....

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by glocknut, Jul 17, 2007.

  1. glocknut

    glocknut Active Member

    Well my hillbilly shack is at a plateau(sp)? that i can stop at and rest for a bit. I finished painting it today. I chose the brightest white paint the store had. Brighter than super white or brilliant white.... "WHITE BOY WHITE". :D

    Here's my question. I am combating the paint smell with both a fan and I've also put down some baking soda....infact...alot of baking soda! :rolleyes:
    The smell is pretty persistant. I think the paint is slow to dry because of the humidity in this area.
    Anyone have any other ideas or tricks to getting rid of that paint smell as quick as possible? Burn a candle in there or something??

    I'll post pics when i get a chance.


  2. What type of paint did you use?
    If it isn't oil base, I might run the heater to lower the humidity & warm up the place to dry the paint faster...

  3. glocknut

    glocknut Active Member

    Regular Latex i guess....
    The primer paint was of unknown type. It stunk like you would not believe. I was really getting some strange sensations painting with it. I traded the left over sheet rock for the primer paint which was in an unmarked bucket?
    I hired pros to put up the sheetrock....

  4. Actually if you turn the air on and make it cold in the house it will remove the humidity and make it dry quicker. I know from that which I speak
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2007
  5. durk

    durk Active Member

    Sep 19, 2006
    Yes!! Good Idea!!
  6. SouthernMoss

    SouthernMoss *Admin Tech Staff*

    Jan 1, 2003
    SW MS
    Uh guys... GN is in AR. I don't think he'll want to be turning on the heater any time soon! :eek:

    A/C is a good idea, though.
  7. Either heat or A/C will lower the humidity. Paints dries faster when it warm. So hopefully by now the only smell left is in Glocknut's uh hmm restroom! :D

    Glocknut? Got any nosehairs left?
  8. Rommelvon

    Rommelvon New Member

    Aug 6, 2006
    Goldsboro, NC
    WHITE BOY WHITE". you have a true honkey hut
  9. Maybe the primer was not compatible w/ the finish coat? If you were getting a buzz, then you had not enough ventilation...:eek:
  10. 358 winchester

    358 winchester *TFF Admin Staff*

    Apr 25, 2004
    Pensacola Fl. area
    If we don't hear from Mike soon we might better send someone to check on him he could be inthe corner see bugs on the wall.:eek:
  11. Yall are assuming he's got lectricity.......:p time yer in Fayetteville fer a Razorback's game...

    Go pay yer respects at the Confederate Cemetary there in town.....:D
  12. glocknut

    glocknut Active Member

    It still stinks. Heat seems to make the smell even worse. The air is sooo humid... because its about 30' from the creek. I'll give the A/C idea a try.

    I think the small size of the cabin adds additional difficulty to getting rid of the smell? I poured 4 large boxes of baking soda out on the floor. Baking soda did wonders when i put down linoleum tiles on the floor in my former quarry shack. I couldn't get rid of a plastic smell from the linoleum. It did the trick on that but isn't working on this very well.

  13. SouthernMoss

    SouthernMoss *Admin Tech Staff*

    Jan 1, 2003
    SW MS
    A/C works wonders on humidity. And smells don't seem to carry as well in colder air.

    I read somewhere than putting out pans of white vinegar will help too. Can't vouch for it personally, though.

    Sometimes you just have to wait it out. I painted our bathroom a few months ago, and it took probably a week for the paint smell to clear out completely.
  14. glocknut

    glocknut Active Member

    hehehe... pork and beans will overcome just about any air temperature! :D

    I'll try that. That could work.

    Sheesh... and the door was probably open the whole time too. I only keep the door open durning my workday.. 8 hours every day. I run the fan also. I swept up the baking soda today though.
    Its died down a little bit its still pretty strong. Maybe i just have to get rid of the paint smell by moving in...breathing all the vapors and absorbing it all into my bloodstream.... :rolleyes: :D ;)

  15. durk

    durk Active Member

    Sep 19, 2006
    Get a skunk. That will get rid of the paint smell.:D
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