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calamitydog

07:56PM | 06/30/15
Member Since: 06/30/15
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We had my studio was built about 5 years ago but never finished it. Last summer we finally insualted/drywalled/painted it.
There has been this awful smell in it since last summer that will not go away! I've opened windows, put in fans, even tried vinegar but nothing gets rid of the smell. It gives me a headache to even sit in the room with the windows open. It's not a sulfur smell more like just a paint smell but really strong, even my spouse smells it and their sense of smell isn't too good.
I've been reading on this forum a lot of different reasons for smells and I'm not sure if they apply to me or not.
A couple of things may have happened. The drywaller told me I could paint a day after finishing. So I did. I went out and got new bullseye 123 primer and primed the new drywall.
Then I went into our basement and used the gallons of celing paint we had when we orginally built the bldg it was low VOC paint that was about 4 years old from dutch boy.
I keep reading old paint separates the ammonia. Here's the thing, none of the paint smelled bad, it smelled like paint. But now i have a room that for over a year I can barely stand to be in for ten minutes.
Did I paint too soon after finishing drywall? They sanded and did all that other stuff to it so I assumed it was dry. Is there a chemical reaction to the paints?
And HOW DO I GET RID OF THIS AWFUL SMELL SO I CAN USE THIS ROOM??? Please?



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