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Will repainting with a low or no-VOC paint stop outgassing from prior paint?

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified May 11, 2013 01:01 AM
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I'm moving into a new home that was just repainted to make it look more appealing. If I have good ventilation, will the off-gassing be an issue? What about painting over it with a low or no VOC paint stop the outgassing from the earlier paint? Similarly, new floors were put in that I am sure are not up to the flooring standards I would have chosen. Is there a safe sealant that I can use to cover over it?




 

 

I'm moving into a new home that was just repainted to make it look more appealing. If I have good ventilation, will the off-gassing be an issue? What about painting over it with a low or no VOC paint stop the outgassing from the earlier paint? Similarly, new floors were put in that I am sure are not up to the flooring standards I would have chosen. Is there a safe sealant that I can use to cover over it?

Generally painting over prior paint will seal in the VOCs.

I would still suggest you vent the house for a couple weeks prior to painting which means windows open, fans on...


 

 

 
 
 

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