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Contractor painted basement ceiling joists with black stain and it continues to offgass.

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Mar 27, 2014 01:00 AM
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I liked the idea of an exposed ceiling painted a black color. Thus I paid a contractor to do the job. Later I found out they used solid color olympic wood protector which is an exterior stain. (http://www.olympic.com/products/stains/42/olympic-wood-protector). To compound their poor choice of paint, they painted when it was really cold outside and werent able to properly ventilate the basement. I found out they used 7 gallons with a sprayer to cover the roughly 900 sq.ft. basement. I soon realized their mistake and began ventilating the basement like crazy. The outdoor temperatures have been between 30-80 degrees and most of the time I have kept all the windows open with fans running. A month has passed and I am still finding that my lungs become irritated after a few hours everytime I enter the house. Should I continue to wait for the paint to stop offgassing or should I use another product to seal the basement joists? Would I use a sprayer to apply the sealer?




 

 

I liked the idea of an exposed ceiling painted a black color. Thus I paid a contractor to do the job. Later I found out they used solid color olympic wood protector which is an exterior stain. (http://www.olympic.com/products/stains/42/olympic-wood-protector). To compound their poor choice of paint, they painted when it was really cold outside and werent able to properly ventilate the basement. I found out they used 7 gallons with a sprayer to cover the roughly 900 sq.ft. basement. I soon realized their mistake and began ventilating the basement like crazy. The outdoor temperatures have been between 30-80 degrees and most of the time I have kept all the windows open with fans running. A month has passed and I am still finding that my lungs become irritated after a few hours everytime I enter the house. Should I continue to wait for the paint to stop offgassing or should I use another product to seal the basement joists? Would I use a sprayer to apply the sealer?

According to the manufacture literature, it states "for use on exterior wood surfaces." I would begin by contacting the manufacture to discuss proper methods for covering. However do not get...


 

 

 
 
 

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