A freshly painted garage interior

Eliminating Smoking Odors

By Rick Watson

I want to remove cigar odor in a garage. What paint can I use to do this?

First, I would recommend a thorough cleaning using a good cleaner/degreaser. Then I would recommend applying a prime coat of pigmented shellac to help block stains and odor. Once that’s dry, apply a coat of good acrylic paint.

Recommended: Harmony® Interior Acrylic Latex Paint contains Odor Eliminating Technology, which helps reduce ambient odors of organic origin, like pet, cooking and smoke odors to keep the area fresh moving forward.


This article was originally published in the Summer 2016 issue of PPC magazine. Rick Watson, Product Information, Sherwin-Williams, answers reader questions in the Ask Your ProPartner™ column of PPC magazine. Read more of Rick’s answers to contractor questions here.

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