How to Get Rid of Paint Smell

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To get rid of paint smell, open the windows in the house and put a fan on one end to draw out the fumes. Get rid of paint smell with tips from an experienced handyman in this free video on home remodeling supplies.

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Hi this is Nigel with Blue Griffin Handyman and today we are going to talk about how to get rid of the paint smell in your house. The first thing to do, the best thing to do is to avoid the fumes altogether. Many paints these days come with a low VOC or a no VOC mixture and it will tell you on the back of the can like this one here says VOC at 132 grams per liter. Now VOC stands for volatile organic compounds and that is what is causing the fumes in your house so what you want to do if you have to use some of these paints with VOC in them the best thing to do is to open the windows, all the windows in the house and put a fan on one end of the house so you can draw all the fumes out of the house and try to go to the park for the day or something and get out of the house so you don't have the smell those nasty vapors. When you are using those type of paints with VOC in them definitely use some kind of breathing protection that will filter out those kinds of fumes. They are not good for you. So that is how to get the paint smell out of your house.

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