Getting rid of paint smell

Today’s question comes from Aaren. Aaren asks:

Hi hope you can help! My daughter’s room will not stop smelling. In fact, I challenged Olympic Paint and Lowe’s – going back and forth until we settled. KILZ and another coat of paint reproduced the original smell! Olympic even paid a professional to do all that work for us. The second coat of Premium One water based latex interior paint still smells. We have 2 air purifiers and had our windows opens for a week while painting and for 12 days afterward. …. As of today however we are dealing with a smell from Friday. It’s awful and I’m afraid to let my daughter sleep in there (although she has for two nights). WHAT can I do to make it go away. The room seems like it’s cursed. No other room in our house ever smelled like this… Please help with ideas of what to do. How long is this supposed to last. The smell is like a sweet, clay smell. It doesn’t really smell like paint at all. We even crawled into the attic to check for smell and it wasn’t present. We tried sprays, onions, vinegar, steam cleaning. Everything. Your advice would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks. Aaren

To be honest I personally have never experienced prolonged smelling after painting a room. Usually something like that might happen if there is excessive moisture which makes the paint dry slower and may contribute to the paint smelling. To try to get rid of the smell I would put a container with some coffee in it. If it doesn’t remove the smell at least will enhance the air a bit.

House Painting CT


If you live in CT you probably know that painting the exterior of your house is limited to the weather.
So when is a good time to paint?
That is completely dependent on temperature. There are some paints that allow you to work as low as 35° like Sherwin Williams Resilience, others might require 50°. Usually oil paints require higher temperature. Normally the exterior house painting season in CT runs between March and November.

Where to buy near West Hartford CT?

Sherwin Williams

1. West Hartford #5240
1077 New Britain Ave
West Hartford, CT 06110-2416
Phone: (860)570-1216

2. Wethersfield #5329
725 Silas Deane Hwy
Wethersfield, CT 06109-3058
Phone: (860)529-2078

3. Avon #5273
353 W Main St
Avon, CT 06001-3644
Phone: (860)674-1478

4. New Britain #5953
554 W Main St
New Britain, CT 06053-3916
Phone: (860)229-0341

5. Bristol #5653
1197 Farmington Ave
Bristol, CT 06010-4751
Phone: (860)589-8804

6. Southington #5380
405 Queen St
Southington, CT 06489-1823
Phone: (860)621-5396

7. Cromwell #5298
Lincoln Square
Cromwell, CT 06416-2632
Phone: (860)635-1848

8. Manchester #5245
257 Broad St
Manchester, CT 06040-4037
Phone: (860)643-6636

Benjamin Moore

1.The John Boyle Co., Inc.
1230 Farmington Ave, West Hartford, Ct 06107
Telephone: (860) 233-4455

2.Reardon’s Color Center
726 Maple Ave, Hartford, Ct 06114
Telephone: (860) 247-9800

3.The John Boyle Co., Inc.
550 Cottage Grove Rd, Bloomfield, Ct 06002
Telephone: (860) 243-9521

4.The John Boyle Co., Inc.
176 Newington Rd, West Hartford, Ct 06110
Telephone: (860) 236-0001

5.Rocky’s Hardware, Inc.
192 Silas Deane Highway, Wethersfield, Ct 06109
Telephone: (860) 257-1258

6.United Paint & Wallpaper, Inc.
669 Silas Deane Hwy, Wethersfield, Ct 06109
Telephone: (860) 529-3335

7.Maher’s Paint & Wallpaper Llc
369 W Main St, Avon, Ct 06001
Telephone: (860) 678-1200

8.The John Boyle Co., Inc.
152 S Main St, New Britain, Ct 06051
Telephone: (860) 224-2436

9.Larsen Hardware, Inc.
220 Albany Tpke, Canton, Ct 06019
Telephone: (860) 693-4618


1.Ace Park Hardware
415 Park St
Hartford, Ct 06106

2.Pittsburgh Paints #9431
292 Murphy Rd
Hartford, Ct 06114

3.Star Hardware
2995 Main St
Hartford, Ct 06120

4.Shop-Rite Paint And Hwde Sply
574 Silas Deane Hwy
Wethersfield, Ct 06109

5.Burnside Hardware
629 Burnside Ave
East Hartford, Ct 06108

6.Rice Hardware
2149 Poquonock Ave
Windsor, Ct 06095

7.Painter’s Edge
32-34 Chamberlain Highway
Kensington, Ct 06037

There are others, I didn’t want to make this page super long so nobody would ever find nothing.


Interior house painting CT shouldn’t be any different from the rest of the country and can be performed throughout the year provided there is heat in the house when it’s cold.

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