Will Bad Paint Smell Go Away?
The smell of paint is a very identifiable and distinct odor that is emitted into the air after painting occurs in an indoor environment. Just imagine the process of painting, normally it requires a couple gallons of paint just to cover the interior of your home, depending on the amount of wall space within the home. Also, it will commonly require multiple coats of paint to one wall to get an even application of the paint throughout the entire wall.
The paint smell which is identified as a potent ‘bad’ smell is created through a mix of chemicals such as VOCs and solvents that are applied to the paint to give the paint its texture and capabilities. VOCs or Volatile Organic Compounds are organic compounds that are prone to release when introduced into room temperature. The VOCs form on liquid or solid surfaces and when these chemicals are acclimated to room temperature will form into a gas that is emitted into the air. This gas will contain both a strong odor and hazards to the air quality within this indoor space.
How Long Until Paint Smell Goes Away?
Paint is a very powerful smell that can last for a long-extended period of time in an environment. The process for paint to dissipate within an environment can take weeks and sometimes months after the painting took place in the indoor environment. There are several factors that can play a part in the severity of the paint smell inside a home, such as the type of paint that was used, the amount of paint used, and the type of conditions present in the environment (proper ventilation, air flow, etc.).
Why Does Paint Smell?
The odor and smell of paint is created from the different amalgam of chemicals that are mixed together to create the paint. As we discussed earlier, the chemicals will turn into a gas and release into the air and tainting the air quality and potentially the health of those that are exposed to the chemicals in the air. The process of paint producing an odor into the air is called off gassing. Off gassing emits the chemicals into the air as a gas leaving a significant smelling odor in the air.
How Do I Get Rid of Bad Paint Smell?
Okay, so your indoor personal environment smells bad, and is tainted with the potent smell of paint in the air. The smell of paint can be difficult to remove from the indoor space and air but with the help of an air purifier the odor can be broken down and eliminated from the indoor air.
The EnviroKlenz Air Purifier is an effective air purification device that is able to completely breakdown or neutralize a broad spectrum of chemicals and chemical odors from the air. The EnviroKlenz technology is a patented earth mineral process that when contacts occurs between the contaminants and the earth minerals an adsorptive neutralization process occurs to completely remove the chemicals and chemical odors from the air, including those from paint smell.