: 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?
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
:)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?
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