How to reduce pungent odor from rustoleum counter top paint?

by Vic301971
I have painted 2 counter tops and they came out very nice. The onlyproblem ws that I had to seal the room off from the rest of the house. It was necessary to seal the doors with tape and leave the window in the rooms wide open for days!
  5 answers
  • Dottie Ann Dottie Ann on Jun 14, 2017

    Vickie, did you put something on top of the paint to seal it?

  • Claudia Nunn Claudia Nunn on Jun 14, 2017

    Hi Vickie, can you put a fan in the window facing out? Sometimes drawing the air out helps. Hope the odor dissipates soon.

  • K K on Jun 14, 2017

    Was it oil based? It may take a few weeks to completely dissipate, maybe even six weeks. Their compounds are usually made for indoor outdoor use, but since its Rustoleum, I've found their products also can be for "stop rusting" metal so that's part of why they are so stinky. :( I had to cover my projects with old sheets days after it dried just to keep the smell down!

  • Arlene  Ruhstorfer Arlene Ruhstorfer on Jun 17, 2017

    Know an airpurifier with ozinater would def take out the odor...shut door leave it in there overnight...never let me down yet on getting rid of odors...may have to borrow one ..if you don't have one.

  • C. D. Scallan C. D. Scallan on Jun 17, 2017

    You can rent air purifiers.