It’s December in Minnesota and my landlord just had the woodwork and doors in the hallways painted with oil-based paint — including the door to my apartment. Is there any way I can get rid of the toxic smell that has infiltrated my apartment? The painting was done about two weeks ago but the smell lingers. I leave the windows open as much as possible.
Not much can be done with the odor. It will take time to dissipate.
For your apartment you can try using some baking soda on a dish. A couple of boxes divided onto 4 dishes should help. Or cut-up a couple of onions (onions are supposed to absorb odors) and out these on a couple of dishes. Both ideas should help.
Also, I do remember seeing something at a paint store that was an odor absorber. Go to your local paint or hardware store and see if they have something.