Painting Over a Linseed Oil Finish on Furniture

My new custom made bed (pine) was treated with linseed oil. I was assured it's non-toxic. Well, it has been 2 weeks, and the bed still emits an odor. It gives me a sore throat and cough. What can be done? Can I paint it over with a latex paint? I am allergic to all household chemicals, so the paint should contain no VOCs.


Any other way to fix this predicament?
I'd appreciate advice. Thank you!

By Irena from Portland, OR


June 5, 20100 found this helpful

Try washing it with a damp cloth, mix water and vinegar,about half & half. You need to ask a place that sells paint about painting over it, good luck.

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