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My wife workes at a dry cleaning/laundry drop store. The place really needs to be painted but the owner say no because the clothes will pick up the smell of the pain (latex). Any suggestions?
Bilbo
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They sell low-odor paints that are used in schools, hospitals, and that sort of place. See a good paint vendor (probably not a big-box, but an actual paint store) for suggestions.
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: My wife workes at a dry cleaning/laundry drop store. The place really : needs to be painted but the owner say no because the clothes will pick : up the smell of the pain (latex). Any suggestions? : : Bilbo
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Wallpaper? Cover the walls with melamine board? Solid cherry paneling?
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There are several products that absorbs odors VERY quickly. Odor Absorbing Gel by Natural Magic is a one I use and I get it at Lowe's. About $4 for a 14 oz container. I would suggest reading the area that a container can handle and buy the appropriate number. It will even make the cleaner/laundry store smell better.

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you are talking minor paint oder ina hi odor place. Paint the place and be dne with it
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The owner does not want the clothes to lose that burning dry cleaning machine odor that I smell every time at the local dry cleaners. Bring a can of original KILZ. Once you open that up you'll never smell the latex. :)
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Line the walls with FRP sheeting.
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My neighbor is a painter who is currently (sort of--long story) subcontracting at a school. He keeps the paint smell out by just adding a little vanilla extract to the paint. Kills the paint smell entirely, and imparts a little bit of vanilla smell. Neither he nor I know what that does to the physical and chemical properties of the paint, but similarly, neither of us can tell the difference.
HTH. -Phil Crow
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On 17 Jul 2004 07:05:11 -0700, snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.com (Phil Crow) calmly ranted:

How much is "a little"? 1/10 oz in 5 gallons?
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Sorry about the delay, Larry. I'd say a half ounce or so per gallon.
Also, didn't know that about it not working for everyone. John (my neighbor) never got any negative feedback at all. As alway, YMMV.
-Phil Crow
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On 19 Jul 2004 16:39:59 -0700, snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.com (Phil Crow) calmly ranted:

OK, thanks. I may try it when I repaint my bedroom. I truly hate the smell of curing paint, but I think it's the fumes of the solvents that are the worst part.

I may be one of those folks whose bodies dislike the chemicals. Surprising, isn't it, after I pickled it for so many years?
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Phil Crow wrote:

A small amount of vanilla isn't going to make any difference in the properties of the paint. However, we've tried adding vanilla and it never made any difference to people who are sensitive to paint smell.
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Thanks for the suggestions. we had hard of the vanilla idea but had no ideas to how much vanilla to use. To those of you that said something about a high odor place , if you read the original message you will se that I said that it was a drop store, there is no cleaning done on the premises.
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