Smell following popcorn ceiling removal...
We just had popcorn removed from about 1500 sq. ft. of ceilings in our new (built 1977) home, by a drywall company. They also repaired/re-taped/re-mudded the old drywall, and re-primed/repainted as well. The results look very nice, but we now have some odd things happening, two weeks after completion:
1. We notice a faint "funky" smell when we enter the house. It's not overpowering, and we can't smell it after we've been in there a few minutes. We noticed this smell, but much stronger, while the work was being done, but figured it was 'normal' for a drywall job.
2. If we're in the house for an extended period of time, some of our clothes end up smelling exactly like vomit! Same thing if we leave clothes lying around the house. (This is the most concerning thing!)
Any ideas? Is this "normal" for two weeks after removing old popcorn? We're hoping it's just the very light residual dust that was covering the walls/floors. We're wiping down everything with vinegar and airing out the house as much as we can.