Remove odor from solvent

One or the other do-it-yourselfer probably already knows the problem: after painting, there is an intense smell that can range from unpleasantly disgusting to pungent. Even if the smells go away after a while, it may take longer. What defines the smells are usually the solvents they contain. How to eliminate these quickly or at least neutralize here.

Solvent not only in color

Who does not know that? The workpiece of wood was finally glued, ground and lased. Now it is in the apartment and presents itself in whole splendor. Would not be this intense smell emanating from the just completed workpiece.

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Mostly these are the solvents contained, because solvents are used not only to remove the color. You will also be needed to dilute the color or paint before applying. That the solvents do not evaporate can have many causes:

  • too cold
  • humid
  • to InTe4 novely (too much contained solvents)
  • Solvent can not evaporate

If the solvent cannot escape or can only escape slowly

But that is not enough. In our imaginary example, we deliberately chose a wooden workpiece that was previously glued. Because solvents are also necessary for adhesives. As a result of the quick painting, it can now happen that the solvents from the adhesive underneath cannot evaporate quickly.

Not only does this mean that you have to deal with these smells for a very long time. It can also mean that the adhesive strength can be limited, because cross-linking adhesives that contain solvents rely on the dilution used to evaporate. Otherwise it can negatively affect the stability of the network.

Due to temperature or cold

But there can also be very simple reasons why the smells of the solvents simply do not want to go away. If it is too cold or too humid, the solvent cannot evaporate optimally either. Especially on rainy days with warm temperatures, the humidity can be very high; also in the following days.

Maybe you always canceled winter. Even then, it is worthwhile to either put the workpiece outside (garage, for example) or ventilate the room well, even if it is cooling down significantly. Because the cold air can hardly absorb moisture. But if the air warms up again, it can absorb more moisture.

Use solvent-free products

You can largely prevent the development of unpleasant odors or those that even cause headaches and dizziness by choosing the right colors. Use water-soluble paints or paints instead of solvent-based paints. water-based ones. In any case, these are becoming more and more popular.

Tips & Tricks It is said that putting up a bowl of salt helps. Coffee powder or crushed charcoal should also absorb the solvent vapors.