Awful Paint Smell
I joined this site because every time I Google for anything home related I end up here
Here's what happened.
I am having a new kitchen installed, so I decided to repaint the dining room.
The dining room was paint over wallpaper and has been that way for many years with no problems. I thought it would be a good idea to prime the walls so I primed with Valspar latex primer. Then I painted with a premium Valspar latex paint. That was 10 days ago. The smell is intolerable, but its not a paint smell its almost an acrid smell. It seems to be off gassing or something, it almost knocks me over when I walk into the house.
I decided to do a test to see if it was the paint or the primer and it seems to be neither. I primed a piece of sheet rock, then when it dried I painted half of it with the same paint. No smell, other than the normal paint smell.
I'm about to tear the sheet rock off the walls, and go down to the studs.....
Does anyone have any idea what is going on? I've painted many houses, many times and have never experienced anything like this.