Sunday, March 27, 2011

Paint Smell to Vanilla Smell

This is our spice area
Fig.1 The spice rack
By Gary Boutin

Supplies and Tools:
12-volt Ryobi drill Cordless drill
Paint Mixing paddle
Nut driver with Phillip bit
Paint (interior and exterior)
Wood stirring sticks

Tyler Zowat 's home is in Perris, California. He drive a commercial truck all week long, and to get ahead he even does odd job most weekends. Tyler wanted his little girl to have a grown up room and one thing he really wanted was the paint to not have that paint smell. This post shows a quick and simple way to change the paint smell before painting a room.

This post shows the ten steps on how to apply vanilla extract to paint.

Step 1: Fig.1 shows the my home spice cabinet. Next, locate the vanilla extract. Click here to learn more. 
Step 2: Fig.2 through fig.5 shows different kinds of paint.

Good quality Kilz® primers paint
Fig.2 Kilz® 
primers paint

Behr® Premium Plus paint
Fig.3 Behr® 
Premium Plus paint
Semi-gloss® paint
Fig.4 Semi-gloss® 
Glidden® Interior Paint
Fig.5 Glidden® 
Interior Paint

Step 3: Fig.6 and fig.7 shows the tools needed to mix the paint. The 12-volt Cordless Ryobi® drill and a nut driver.
Electric drill or Ryobi® 12-volt Cordless drill is needed to mix the paint
Fig.6 Ryobi 12 volt 
cordless drill
Makita bit holder with hold the paint paddle
Fig.7 Nut driver 
with Phillip bit
Step 4: Fig.8 shows the purchase of a good quality McCormick® Vanilla Extract. This is your secret ingredient for improving the paint smell.

McCormick Vanilla Extract
Fig.8 Vanilla 

Step 5: Fig.9 shows that a one teaspoon measurement spoon is used to measure the vanilla extract into the paint.  

1 Teaspoon [US] = 4.92892159 Milliliters, 
1 Teaspoon [Metric, Australia] = 5 Milliliters and
1 Teaspoon [UK] = 5.91938802 Milliliters 

Step: 6 Fig.10 shows the spoon set used to measure the vanilla extract.

Blue plastic teaspoon
Fig.9 One teaspoon 

Step 6: Fig.10 shows the new bottle of vanilla extract and the measurement spoon ready to be applied to the paint.

Pour one teaspoon from the bottle into the measurement teaspoon
Fig.10 One teaspoon 
of Vanilla

Step 7: Fig.11 shows the vanilla extract product label. The label states: The ingredients: Vanilla Bean Extractives in water and alcohol (41%). 

Note: The reason why this works is one gallon of paint equals 128 ounces. One gallon of paint equals 768 teaspoons. The ratio is 1:768. This is the reason why the vanilla does not alter the color of the paint, the vanilla removes the paint smell. 
How the vanilla extract was made
Fig.11 How its made

Step 8: Fig.12 through fig.14 shows the mixing of the paint. Now is the time to add the vanilla extract to the paint. Next attach the paint paddle to the Ryobi drill (or any drill driver) and set the drill to the drill setting. Once that is done, place the paddle into the paint and start at the lowest setting. Otherwise the paint will splatter in a nice circle around the paint pail and get all over the floor. Next mix the paint thoroughly. 
Mix the paint prior to placing the vanilla extract
Fig.12 Mixing paint

Notice the paint paddle is not going fast
Fig.13 Top view
This is a side view of the paint being stirred by the paint paddle
Fig.14 Side view

Step 9: Fig.15 and fig.16 can be done with a stirring stick too.
The paint can be stired manual using a Home Depot free wood paint stick
Fig.15 Stir the paint

Place the vanilla and stir it into the paint
Fig.16 Ready to pain.

Step 10: Fig.17 now just roll the paint and apply it to the walls
Paint can, Paint tray and roller ready to paint the walls
Fig.17 the paint is ready

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