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Why Does My Paint Smell Bad?

Why does the can of paint smell like rotten fish?

By walker610 from Dallas, TX

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November 12, 20100 found this helpful

Paint can sour and apparently it did. It's possible a dead bug or mouse or something fell in while you were painting or something??

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November 14, 20100 found this helpful

If this is a new paint can ,return it to where you bought it and see what they say. If it is old paint you can try to mask the smell with Vanilla Extract added to the paint. You can put big peeled onions on saucers in the room where the paint is to be applied. I'm told that helps absorb the paint smells. Good Luck. GG VI

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