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How to get spraypaint smell out of a mask?? Answered

I am making a plague doctor mask for a halloween costume.  In a perfect world, I would have used leather or something similar, but that was not an option. SO, I made one out of fabric and heat 'n' bond.   After that, I painted it with spray paint, and now i can't wear it due to the smell! does anyone know how to fix this???? My nose goes in the beak, so it is unbearable.

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NOODLE! (author)2014-10-20
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Triclaw (author)2014-10-18

if you have to wear it now fill the nose with posies like the did with the plague :)

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Triclaw (author)2014-10-18

Time just got to wait. fan or blow dry it a few time to speed things up but time is your answer.

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petercd (author)2014-10-18

bicarbonate of soda in a saucer is sposed to remove bad smells from inside a fridge, so try putting a tablespoon full in the nose and maybe it will absorb most of the pong.

I had the same problem with the varnish smell from a pallet headboard, had to leave it in the garage for 3 days, didnt think of trying soda bicarb back then so I dont know if it will work.

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Burf (author)2014-10-18

A blow dryer on a warm setting will speed the paint curing but even that could take hours, perhaps even a day or more for the paint to cure depending on how heavy the coat of paint is.

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Vyger (author)2014-10-18

If its warm enough where you live you might want to leave it outside, maybe on a clothes line. The sun and the moving air will cure it faster. But it is still going to take a while.

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mpilchfamily (author)2014-10-18

The smell will persist until the paint is fully cured. You'll just have to keep it in a well ventilated area and wait. If you did heavy coats giving it little time to sit between coats this will take longer to cure.

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