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Persistent odors ( off gassing?) after more than 10 weeks

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 02:13 AM
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We purchased a 1950s brick rambler which was previously occupied by a heavy smoker. The walls were repainted after, we were told, being treated with 4 applications of KILZ, the woodwork and stone fireplace were painted with a high gloss enamel and a polyurethane finish was applied to the floors after removing the carpets. It is at least 10 weeks since the above work was done. We are unable to occupy the house due to the odors which we have been told "seem like" polyurethane. We believe the house was not properly ventilated at the time of the painting and / or polyurethan application. We have been heating the house and venting it intermittently since 10/31. Two weeks ago we began to do so continuously.




 

 

We purchased a 1950s brick rambler which was previously occupied by a heavy smoker. The walls were repainted after, we were told, being treated with 4 applications of KILZ, the woodwork and stone fireplace were painted with a high gloss enamel and a polyurethane finish was applied to the floors after removing the carpets. It is at least 10 weeks since the above work was done. We are unable to occupy the house due to the odors which we have been told "seem like" polyurethane. We believe the house was not properly ventilated at the time of the painting and / or polyurethan application. We have been heating the house and venting it intermittently since 10/31. Two weeks ago we began to do so continuously.

Carmen, I am sorry to say it can take alot longer. They claim that the offgassing of most products take about 7 years...the smell could go away well before that...



 

 

 
 
 

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