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Paint/woodstain smell won't go away

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Varathane oil based woodstain was used to stain my pantry's interior shelves. It's been almost two months and the smell won't go away! I still haven't added my dinnerware or food into it because I'm afraid to because of the smell.

Will the smell stay on dinnerware/plates/cups? Will it creep into any pantry items i put in there (flour, rice, pasta, sugar, etc.)?

If the answer is yes, is there anything I can do to get rid of the smell or fix this issue and make it food safe?

Thank you in advance!

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