Open the windows and turn on the fans. It takes about a month for
paint to fully cure. Next time you can mix a half bottle of vanilla
extract (not the imitation stuff) to a gallon of paint--this will
reduce the paint odor. This will work with oil or water-based paints
since the vanilla extract is alcohol, and it will not alter the color.
I use oil base paint for all my woodwork. The smell usually dissipates in
week or so. All you can do is air out the place. I think it is worth the
inconvenience as oil base paint is more durable and tends to give a superior
finish as compared to latex pain.
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