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I cannot live in my house due to offgassing from paints and primer applied over a year ago.

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Feb 07, 2012 01:01 AM
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The painters sprayed my plaster walls (instead) of rolling. The first paint began the midddle of Dec. 2010. The house is 940 sq. feet. They STATE they used Dunn Edwards primer. Painted with Behr Ultra Premium Satin, latex, and semi gloss latex. They said they had to use oil base to cover the wooden doors in the house. The house was painted during very cold wet days and probably did not completely dry. The off gassing and odor was terrible. The air testing shows ACETONE. The second Paint began the last of Feb. 2011. They stated they used Kilz odorless oil base primer. The painters did not let the KILZ DRY before applying the paint. They used Dunn Edwards' latex eggshell "Enso" (no voc) and semi gloss. The odor & off gassing was contained for about 7 days & then returned. The end of Feb. 2011 was the last complete painting. There was sanding and re-painting done in areas that had been missied previously. However, there was not anymore Kilz used.




 

 

The painters sprayed my plaster walls (instead) of rolling. The first paint began the midddle of Dec. 2010. The house is 940 sq. feet. They STATE they used Dunn Edwards primer. Painted with Behr Ultra Premium Satin, latex, and semi gloss latex. They said they had to use oil base to cover the wooden doors in the house. The house was painted during very cold wet days and probably did not completely dry. The off gassing and odor was terrible. The air testing shows ACETONE. The second Paint began the last of Feb. 2011. They stated they used Kilz odorless oil base primer. The painters did not let the KILZ DRY before applying the paint. They used Dunn Edwards' latex eggshell "Enso" (no voc) and semi gloss. The odor & off gassing was contained for about 7 days & then returned. The end of Feb. 2011 was the last complete painting. There was sanding and re-painting done in areas that had been missied previously. However, there was not anymore Kilz used.

Bonnie,

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