Beginners Painting Mistake - Painting - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Painting

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-30-2007, 08:41 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Michigan
Posts: 1
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Beginners painting mistake


Hi,

For my first paint job I accidentally used Glidden Ultra-Hide Interior/Exterior Alkyd Semi-Gloss to paint my room.

I don't know a lot about painting or paints in general, but I painted the room with half a can, on July 8th. It's been over 3 weeks and the smell has gone down but now gone away. I tried moving in this weekend but after 30min to an hour my throat gets sore and the smell gets to me.

To combat this I have had 2 box fans in the windows doing a push pull wind tunnel effect to the room (when I can, for at least a week, I close the windows on days when the AC is on). I also put 2 onions in water, 2 bowels of vinegar, and 1 box of baking soda. I'm not sure how much this has helped.

Any suggestions on how to make the VOC's dissipate quicker would be appreciated. Would a heater in the room help? Can I cover the paint with primer and paint over with latex?

Thanks - John

Advertisement

Warder45 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2007, 11:21 PM   #2
Paint/Faux Artisan
 
Da Vinci's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Bay Area, Northern CA
Posts: 97
Rewards Points: 75
Default

Beginners painting mistake


This is a tough one because paint is on already. A great trick before you paint with oil is put a few tablespoons of vanilla extract in it. It will smell more like a bakery than paint. You could try this and put on a second coat to seal fumes.

The other option is to sand oil, prime with water based zinsser 123 and use low voc latex enamel like SW Pro Classic.

Bay Area Painting Company

Advertisement

Da Vinci is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2007, 05:02 PM   #3
Member
 
Workaholic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Northern Alabama
Posts: 309
Rewards Points: 250
Default

Beginners painting mistake


Activated charcoal is an option as well.
__________________
Sean
Workaholic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2007, 10:45 PM   #4
Paint/Faux Artisan
 
Da Vinci's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Bay Area, Northern CA
Posts: 97
Rewards Points: 75
Default

Beginners painting mistake


Quote:
Originally Posted by Workaholic View Post
Activated charcoal is an option as well.
How much would work in this situation Workaholic? I've never tried that one- I assume you can buy that at a pet shop that sells aquarium supplies?

Bay Area Painting Contractor
Da Vinci is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2007, 02:26 PM   #5
Tired, Cold, and Damp
 
slickshift's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Cape Cod
Posts: 3,089
Rewards Points: 2,000
Default

Beginners painting mistake


The Glidden is a bit whiffy
Fresh air is the best you can do

If you are still sensitive to the smell, which really should be dissipating by now, sealing in the Glidden may be the best course

As it's oil, and semi-gloss, you'll have to sand, dust, and oil prime, then coat with a Top Quality Interior latex paint....and I would suggest one of the low odor/VOC premium lines from Ben Moore, Sherwin Williams, or Pittsburgh
slickshift is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2007, 03:26 PM   #6
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 1,727
Rewards Points: 1,274
Default

Beginners painting mistake


Maybe it's those bowels of vinegar


Seriously, I wouldn't add any more layers of anything. It will just add more stink or slow down the release so it lasts longer. Keep airing it out and be glad that winter is a long way away so you can keep those windows open.

Advertisement

jogr is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Garage drywall painting haylo75 Painting 18 11-12-2007 09:13 PM
How to identify a good painting contractor? firsthomegal Painting 8 09-17-2007 07:11 PM
couple questions about painting on different surfaces joeyboy Painting 3 08-19-2007 03:33 PM
Hairline Cracks after painting parasailing Painting 8 07-24-2006 12:47 AM
Painting exterior of house crebive Painting 2 05-27-2006 12:53 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts