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Margie43

09:17AM | 06/28/04
Member Since: 06/27/04
3 lifetime posts
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Need assistance. I recently took paneling down and used Kilnz Primer Sealer before painting room. When windows are closed in room there is a foul odor - like cat urine. At first I thought maybe there was a neighborhood cat stopping by under the window, but the odor is strongest when windows are closed. Has anyone encountered this problem and, if so, any suggestions for curing. Thanks.

5slb6

04:56PM | 06/29/04
Member Since: 07/28/02
1358 lifetime posts
If you used the latex version of KILZ it sounds like it had soured and that will give you a bad odor. If the odor does not go away on it's own you will need to prime with a pigmented shellac such as Zinsser BIN to hold the odor back .

juliedealer

06:51AM | 06/30/04
Member Since: 03/23/04
71 lifetime posts
primer/sealer sours? Whoda thought! How do you know you are buying "fresh"?

5slb6

02:51AM | 07/02/04
Member Since: 07/28/02
1358 lifetime posts
It will not have the normal paint smell but will smell more like soured milk.

Margie43

06:11AM | 07/02/04
Member Since: 06/27/04
3 lifetime posts
Thanks for your assistance. The sealer I purchased was oil based, but could be used over latex or oil - do you still think it could sour. Do you know if the manufacturer/distributor has any liability for "soured" product. I was just thinking of the cost to have resealing and repainting done.

tomh

06:41AM | 07/02/04
Member Since: 07/01/03
558 lifetime posts
Manufacturers limit paint warranty to replacement of product only. No way are you going to find it worthwhile to pursue a claim for painting labor. Take the paint back, or discuss your complaint with the paint supplier, and you will be given fresh replacement paint if the product is defective. I never heard of oil base product being "sour". The earlier comment to use a coat of Zinsser Bin, or original is probably your best bet. I have used the Kilz product and it has a unique odor, but I would not describe it as sour.

If it was foul in the can, you probably should not have applied it in the first place. If the problem was not noticable in the can, the odor source may lie elsewhere. Talk to your paint dealer. They are your best resource for this problem.

5slb6

03:30AM | 07/03/04
Member Since: 07/28/02
1358 lifetime posts
Oil based paints don't sour so that is not where the odor is coming form.

Have you applied a finish coat of paint yet?

Margie43

11:23AM | 07/03/04
Member Since: 06/27/04
3 lifetime posts
Yes, I applied two coats of a latex paint.
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