How to Get Rid of Paint Odors Quickly

Freshening your home with a new cost of paint can bring new life to your home, making everything look fresh and vibrant. With this great new look, comes the strong smell of paint. If you are sensitive to scents or chemicals, this can be difficult to handle. Although the smell of fresh paint can be strong, MasterBrush Painting, your leading painters in Pittsburgh, has put together a list of ways you can get rid of the smell and get back to enjoying your refreshed space!

Here are a few methods you can use to eliminate the paint smell from your home quickly.

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This natural deodorizer works by absorbing the smell. Simply sprinkle it on your carpets, if the painted room is carpeted and let it sit and absorb the smell.  Once it has absorbed the smell, vacuum it up.


Another natural option found at most health food stores, charcoal can also be used to eliminate paint smells. With its porous texture, it is known as one of the most effective odor absorbers. To use, place crushed charcoal in containers around the painted room and within a few hours, the charcoal will absorb the paint smell.


Due to its strong scent, vinegar may not be a solution you’d expect. The key to using vinegar as a deodorizer is to use small amounts, leave it out for shorter periods and be sure to avoid spilling it.


A fan can be used to keep the room are painting well ventilated. If the weather I nice, you can also open the windows to keep the fresh air flowing into the room to help eliminate the paint smell.

Water and Lemon

This is an easy and natural way to get rid of paint odor, especially if you like the scent of citrus. Toss lemon slices into a bucket of water and leave it is the painted room overnight. This will help to absorb the odor and leave a fresh, clean scent. You can also add salt to help enhance your results.


Contrary to popular beliefs, candles will not only mask the paint smell, but they will also absorb it. The flame of the candle will absorb the scent, and by using a scented candle, you can add a pleasant smell to the room.

Coffee Grounds

This is another excellent deodorizing option to absorb paint smells, especially for coffee lovers who want their home to smell like a cafe instead of paint!

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For best results, it is essential to hire a professional painter to take care of the painting inside and outside of your home. MasterBrush Painting, your premier painting company in Pittsburgh, has the quality tools and the extensive experience needed to give high-quality results every time.

If you are interested in refreshing your home with a new coat of paint, contact MasterBrush Painting for a quote!

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