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Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Smells like rotten eggs after painting

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Betty John, Construction

Friday 02 November 2018 2:39:35 pm

Hello all,
Our company has decided to renovate the building. The renovation will be done section by section. Currently, the exterior painting is going on. Also, the wooden stair railing is being replaced with the forged steel from a forging company- http://www.patriotforge.com/
After the completion of this, the interior design will be replaced with a newer one. The completed part looks good. But I don't know what paint they are using, but the room has been stinging after the renovations. It smells like rotten eggs in the room. Is it because of the paint or some substance in the paint? Any ideas guys. Please let me know about this.

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Vasilis Mouratidis

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Thursday 22 November 2018 10:51:11 am

Could be a low quality paint that has naptha in it and maybe they cheaped out and went for plain petroleum? Ask for an MSDS of the paint and solvents they used (they are required by law to provide it if asked) and see if the naptha contained under section 3 is desulphurized or plain petroleum naptha. Also make sure the documents provided are valid and the product is exactly as it says on the can. Keep in mind though that the MSDS is provided by the producer of the paint itself and it can be false.

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Wednesday 26 December 2018 2:18:13 pm

I read this post where they are referring that the rotten smell could be from volatile organic compounds which are decaying. There is this link which talks about such a thing. Maybe you could find some solution from there:

http://diy.stackexchange.com/questions/27234/what-are-the-issues-with-using-sour-smelling-paint

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