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Marie2020

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do you mean ionizer? ozone isn't something you'd want to be breathing. if it is an ionizer i'd say it won't hurt, but no idea how effective it would be in comparison to just drying the room out as quick as you can and keeping it well ventiliated so the fumes can dissipate. i say no idea because the effect will depend upon the chemical composition of the paint and while i understand chemistry and some physics i'm not a full blown chemist or physical chemistry type sort of person... :)
Well thanks for your thoughts on this matter. Please excuse my mistake.

I have this machine wrapped up and it's good for clearing up odours so thought I would give it a try.

You have to leave the room and close windows and doors.
 

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Well thanks for your thoughts on this matter. Please excuse my mistake.

I have this machine wrapped up and it's good for clearing up odours so thought I would give it a try.

You have to leave the room and close windows and doors.

ok, thanks for the clarification, you could always try it, but i think drying it out and curing it faster with heat will work better. if after a few more days you don't get it down low enough that you can tolerate it then give your gadget a try for a few days.
 

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Well thanks for your thoughts on this matter. Please excuse my mistake.

I have this machine wrapped up and it's good for clearing up odours so thought I would give it a try.

You have to leave the room and close windows and doors.
Regardless of the ionizer's questionable effectiveness (if that is what you have) closing the room completely would IMO be counter-productive. I agree with those who have recommended increased ventilation as the best solution. If there is a window in the room, I would recommend opening that window to allow fresh air, and closing the door to keep the fumes (and cool Autumn air) sealed off from the rest of the home. A fan or heater in the room would speed up the drying process.

I don't know what type of paint was used; but if the fumes are strong enough to cause discomfort or dizziness, check to be sure that the fumes are not flammable before turning on anything electrical in that room - including the light switch. That is especially true if the room was closed off, and the fumes have had time to accumulate. Better safe than sorry.
 

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I didn't have a choice of paint, there was mold in the room and after many many years the landlords plastered and painted the walls.

Not enough glass only plastic :( the flour is stored in paper bags and cardboard .

We are expecting food shortages here so I tried to keep food in.
I keep my flours in the fridge . To prevent pantry moths.
 

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What about investing in some large coolers that can seal tightly?

we have large containers for flour where we store most of our pantry goods (aka the front closet). we don't empty the bags into the containers we just put the bags right in there and when they're done we dust 'em out and use them again. probably wash them once a year or so. no problem with bugs except one year i bought some grain to plant and it was infested with bugs and i didn't notice right away. it took me about 4 weeks to get rid of them by vacuuming them up several times a day. no fun, but i didn't have to spray with anything either.
 

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we have large containers for flour where we store most of our pantry goods (aka the front closet). we don't empty the bags into the containers we just put the bags right in there and when they're done we dust 'em out and use them again. probably wash them once a year or so. no problem with bugs except one year i bought some grain to plant and it was infested with bugs and i didn't notice right away. it took me about 4 weeks to get rid of them by vacuuming them up several times a day. no fun, but i didn't have to spray with anything either.
I have not seen any here for a long time. My source was always dry pet food.But I still keep it in the fridge,
 

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