If you have recently painted your bedroom furniture, you may find that there is still a strong odor lingering in the air.
While most people associate this kind of smell with newly painted walls, it can also be a problem when it comes to painting furniture as well.
It might seem like a daunting task, but in reality, there are several different techniques that you can use to easily get rid of that lingering paint odor and breathe new life into your bedroom once again.
In this blog post, we will outline a few methods for removing the strong smell (or paint, stain, and varnishes) from your bedroom furniture. Keep reading to find out more!
Getting Paint Smell Off Your Bedroom Furniture
If you have recently painted your bedroom and the smell of paint is still lingering in the air, don’t worry – there are ways to get rid of it.
The very first thing that you should try when it comes to removing the paint smell from freshly painted furniture is to open all of the windows and doors in your home.
This will help to ventilate the area and allow the fumes to dissipate more quickly.
A few other methods that you can try are as follows…
1. Baking Soda
Baking soda is a natural odor absorber that can help remove paint and stain smell from your bedroom furniture.
Simply place a bowl of baking soda in the room and allow it to sit for 24 hours.
This will help to absorb the smells and make your furniture more pleasant to be in.
2. White Vinegar
White vinegar is another natural odor absorber that can remove paint and solvent smells from your bedroom furniture.
You can place a bowl of white vinegar in the room and allow it to sit for 20 hours.
Much like baking soda, this will also absorb the strong fumes and vapors of paint thinner and solvents that have remained.
3. Essential Oils
Essential oils can also be used to help eliminate paint or stain smells from your wood furniture.
Add a few drops of your favorite essential oil to a bowl of water and allow it to sit in the room for 24 hours.
Some of the best EOs you can try for your bedroom include lavender, lemongrass, peppermint, and eucalyptus.
If you have a large, open space or multiple pieces of bedroom furniture affected by the paint smell, an essential oil diffuser may be the best option.
Add a few drops of your favorite essential oil to the diffuser, and allow it to run for several hours until all traces of the paint smell have been eliminated.
4. Use Some Water
Another simple way to remove the paint odor after the painting is by using water.
Simply mist the room with water using a spray bottle, and allow it to air dry. Do not forget to wash the carpets, upholstery, and curtains if there are dried paint stains over them.
You may need to repeat this process several times to fully remove the paint smell.
5. Charcoal Briquettes
Charcoal briquettes are another natural odor absorber that can remove paint smells from your bedroom furniture.
Charcoal briquettes are made of carbon, which is a natural odor absorber.
It’s a compressed block of coal dust or other combustible materials, so make sure you use them in small quantities, or else it can prove toxic.
Charcoal briquettes are typically inexpensive and can be placed in a bowl, jar, or container in your room.
Allow them to sit in the room overnight before changing them out for fresh ones.
6. Air Freshener
Using an air freshener may be the best option if you are looking for a quick and easy way to remove wood stain smells from your living room or bedroom.
There are many different types of air fresheners available on the market, so choose one that works best for your needs and preferences.
Febreze is a popular product, and it’s my favorite. You can use this to help remove paint smells from your bedroom furniture.
Spray a bit of Febreze on the furniture and allow it to sit for a few minutes. The smell of the paint should be gone in no time!
Incense is another natural way to remove spray paint smells from your sprayed bedroom furniture.
Light a few incense sticks and allow them to burn in the room for 30-60 minutes.
The basic ingredients of an incense stick include charcoal, essential oils, and a binder.
The incense smoke will help absorb the paint fumes and eliminate the smell.
Candles can also be used to help get off paint smells from your bedroom after painting.
Light a few candles and allow them to burn in the room for 20-40 minutes.
Scented candles contain different ingredients, including wax, a wick, and fragrances.
Because of these ingredients, the smell of the candle will help mask the paint fumes and odor and make your bedroom feel more pleasant and inviting.
Your ceiling fans can also help remove paint fumes and smells from your freshly painted house and furniture.
Turn on a fan in the room and allow it to run for several hours or until all traces of the paint and smell have dissipated.
It’s good to leave the room empty and unused for this time and return only after the smell is gone.
Camphor is a chemical compound found in essential oils, resins, and wood.
It has a strong smell that can help to mask the smell of paint fumes.
Place a bowl of camphor in the room where you painted it, and allow it to sit for 24 hours.
11. Coffee Grounds
Coffee grounds are another natural odor absorber.
These can be placed in a bowl or a glass container and left in the room overnight to help remove paint smells from your bedroom furniture.
Simply place a bowl of coffee grounds in the room where you painted it and allow it to sit for 12 hours.
Lemon is a natural household disinfectant, and it can also help to remove odors.
Cut a piece of lemon in half and place it in the room where you painted your wood/metal furniture.
Allow it to sit for 30 hours, then remove it and wipe down any surfaces that may have been affected by the paint smell.
Onions are another natural odor absorber and can be easily found in your home kitchen.
You can place a bowl of onions in the room where you painted and allow it to sit for 24 hours.
These will help absorb the paint fumes and eliminate the smell quickly.
14. Dryer Sheets
If you have a few dryer sheets lying around the house, they can be used to remove paint smells from your bedroom furniture.
Place a dryer sheet on each piece of furniture, and allow it to sit for 24 hours.
When the time has elapsed, remove the dryer sheets and wipe down any surfaces affected by the paint smell.
15. Professional Cleaning Services
If none of these methods seem to work for you, or if your furniture is large or valuable, you may consider hiring professional cleaning services.
They will have the experience and equipment necessary to remove all traces of the paint smell from your furniture.
Moreover, they will also be able to clean any other areas of your home that may have been affected by the painting process.
Why is Removing Paint Fumes Smell Important?
When you inhale paint fumes from freshly painted furniture, your body is subjected to various chemicals.
Even after removing the paint smell, these chemicals can enter your bloodstream and cause several health problems, such as nausea, vomiting, headaches, dizziness, irritation to the eyes, nose, and throat, etc.
If you are experiencing any of these health issues after inhaling the fumes (emitted from paint, stain, varnishes, and solvents like mineral spirits, paint thinner, or turpentine), it is important to seek medical attention right away.
Additionally, be sure to take steps to prevent exposure to paint fumes in the future by using proper ventilation and safety gear whenever you are painting.
With proper precautions, you can protect your home and your family from the dangers of paint fumes.
No matter which method you choose to use, be sure to take the time to properly clean up and allow your bedroom furniture sufficient time to air out before using it again.
Taking these precautions ensures that your bedroom furniture will be free of paint smells and other odors.
Hi, I am Mark Garner a professional carpenter, woodworker, and DIY painter. I live in the small city of Peoria, Arizona as a semi-retired woodworker. I have started this blog with a simple motive to help you with my wood experience in this sector. If you like to know more about what I love doing and how it all got started, you can check more about me here.