Forum Title: Behr Paint Project - Major Smell Lingering
We just completed a project which was a interior closet renovation. Please note we completed two other closets in this home about a month ago with no issues. The closet was custom built out of 3/4 birch plywood, sanded etc. This round we used Behr Paint and Primer in 1 - Interior Matte finish. The color is light tan. The project has been 100% complete for 4 days now. We have had the closet and accompanying bedroom cleared out for this entire time, with a box fan in the window for ventilation. Problem - The whole room smells rancid. To me it smells like pickles. We can not get the odor to go away. This is a huge issue as the owners are not able to move back into the room. We have tried repainting with the paint and the same issue came back today. Note we let the area dry for 72 hours. This was a non-issue in the other closets with the previous paint. Please let me know if you have any ideas or experiences. We are ready to demo the whole thing down to the studs and start new....This will probably cost us about 5k...
Category: Painter Post By: MELVIN GUZMAN (Passaic, NJ), 07/11/2019

Think it could be fumes from the box fan?

- JANE BROOKS (Palm Coast, FL), 08/18/2019

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