Smell with dryer and stove

Old 06-20-13, 10:55 AM
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We just had our wood floors refinished and they used polyurethane. The smell is in our clothes I have dried in the dryer. How long will it take to get rid of it? Am I going to have to buy a new dryer? The dirty clothes are piling up. Please help with any advice!
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Once the poly cures it will not cause the odors any more.
Old 06-21-13, 12:54 AM
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Welcome to the forums.

Water based floor sealers are bad and last a week or so.
The oil based ones...... ..... two to three weeks.

It is just about impossible to live in the house with the smell from the oil based poly.
Hope for good weather and use a fan to draw it out of the house.
Old 06-21-13, 02:22 AM
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Dryers use a lot of air, any smell in the air will go there, Even a new dryer will do the same thing until smell is gone. Have had complaints then people were painting next door about the odor.
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Hope for good weather and use a fan to draw it out of the house
Worth repeating - Fresh air ventilation is the best way to remove paint/poly odors!
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Hello: Tilly. If you're still around?

Trick is to use the air dry/fluff cycle on the dryer once the drying cycle ends. Do so until the polyurethane completely dries.

The polyurethane used is an oil based product. When burned or heated enough the odor develops. Usually smells like kerosene or diesel exhaust fumes. Using dryers air only cycle will remove that odor from clothes.

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