I am about to have an entire house painted…. YIKES! The SMELL!! What’s a Paint Smell Hater Girl to do? Vanilla! YES…. You heard me…. VANILLA! I just did the test and it works…. All it takes is one tablespoon of pure vanilla extract per gallon of paint… to ward off those ghastly lingering fumes. Here is the beautiful part…. It will not change the texture or color. So if you are thinking about freshening up the house before the holidays with a new paint job…. Now you can… without fear of smell!! Let the freshening begin!!