We have a cellar that was converted by the previous owners over 5 years ago. They did an ok job but over the last year damp has caused some of the plaster to come away around the bottom of the walls.
I recently removed the loose finishing plaster, let the wall dry out with the aide of 2 de-humidifiers and skimmed the base of the wall again with some B&Q readmix finishing plaster. Before applying the plaster I PVA'd the wall.
All was well until 3 days after finishing the plastering (it is not yet painted) it has started to smell quite strongly and it is not pleasant and the missus is not happy
Has anyone else experienced this? Will the smell go after some time or is there a deeper problem that needs to be sorted??
Any views gratefully received.