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12:29PM | 07/31/06
Member Since: 07/30/06
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I painted a small room in our post and beam colonial (circa 1850) shortly after we moved in 2 years ago at the end of the summer. The bedroom is on the second floor, is small (9x13) and has just one window and a sloped ceiling from the roofline. The walls are paneled with plywood over the old plaster. We painted the walls (which had been painted white) with an Olympic latex paint from Lowes - it took 3-4 coats to cover the grooves in the paneling. Several months later, the room still had a bit of a dusty/paint smell to it. Last summer we decided to turn the unused room into a nursery. We removed the accoustic tiles on the ceiling and put in a new drywall ceiling, and also removed the wall-to-wall carpeting to expose the wood floors. The ceiling was primed with Behr drywall latex primer and then covered with Behr latex ceiling paint. We put up some 1.5" preprimed mouldings and I touched up the top of the walls with the left over Olympic paint I had from the prior fall. We thought everything was fixed until this spring, when it became warmer and humid. We noticed a strong paint odor in the room, particularily during times of high humidity. Opening the window doesn't seem to help too much. Could it be the cheap Lowes paint? The drywall ceiling and/or Behr paint? Perhaps it has something to do with latex paint and the humidity on plywood? I don't think that the room had as strong as an odor last spring, however we really didn't use it that much. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I'd hate to have to repaint the room, but we need it for our child's bedroom and I'd like to fix the problem so that he can move back in.

5slb6

03:42PM | 08/05/06
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
The paint could have been soured and that would give an odor off.

I would prime the entire room with Zinnser BIN pigmented shellac which should hold back the odor and then apply your finish paint of choice and you should get all this form a paint store and not a big box.
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