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Smell after painting

Posted by Molly Kinsella, on
After emulsioning a room I am left with a chemical smell It is not anything else in the room as everything has been removed The walls have been washed with bleach x2, biological solution and milton How can I get rid of this smell please Thankyou
David Skilling

David Skilling

i'm surprised that the smell is so strong as most emulsions nowadays have been modified, NOT to smell. so all i can suggest is good ventilation and hopefully after a day or two it should ease. not much help but its all i can suggest. David
Tim Platt

Tim Platt

Leave a wide bowl of white vinegar in the room, The acid in the vinegar balances the alkaline smell.
Dominic Curtis

Dominic Curtis

1st question was the emulsion part used then stored away then used on your walls or was it from a brand new tin ?
DAVID ROOTS

DAVID ROOTS

Hi Molly Im not sure why you used bleach and milton to to wash the walls not heard of that before but i can only assume the 2 have reacted together and when you painted the emulsion over the top the smell from the 2 solutions are bleeding through the emulsion which is water based emulsion generally lets the walls breathe,i can only sugges if the smell is still there after a few days you may have to apply a coat of sealer over them to lock in the smell then re.emulsion the walls. dave
Paul McNulty

Paul McNulty

Hello Molly, Did you just emulsion the walls and what paint manufacturer and finish was it ? Did you also gloss woodwork? It would help me in answering. Paul
Vlad Velkov

Vlad Velkov

Try with smell neutraliser. It can't happend from first time. You have to use it at list 7 day's.
William Bruce

William Bruce

Hi Molly. Onions sliced and put into a bucket of water over night in the room should remove the smell.

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