How to Get Rid of the Smell From Painted Furniture

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Adding a fresh coat of paint to worn or outdated furniture can give your room a whole new look but it can also introduce a pungent chemical smell into your home. Even low-odor paints give off some unpleasant fumes that you probably want to get rid if. Natural and common household products can help you get rid of the smell and start enjoying your newly painted furniture.

Things You'll Need

  • White onions
  • Chopping knife
  • Small bowls or pans
  • Peel one white onion for every two to three furniture pieces you painted.

  • Cut each onion in two, across the grain of the onion, with a chopping knife.

  • Fill one small bowl for each onion half about one-quarter full of water.

  • Place one onion in each bowl, cut side down.

  • Place the bowls under and around the immediate area of the painted furniture. The smell should lift within a couple of hours. The onion smell will dissipate naturally once you have disposed of them.

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