SMELLY PAINT (gone off?) - help!

Discussion in 'Painters' Talk' started by James MG, Jan 8, 2005.

  1. James MG

    James MG New Member

    Hi. I recently opened an <u>old</u> tub of half-used cheap emulsion paint. It smelled quite bad and was very watery on top. I ignored this, stirred it and painted a ceiling with it. A week later the room (still) smells pretty awful (like Cat pee!)! Any advice? Should I remove offending paint (best way?), will painting over it solve or just delay re-emergence of problem, or could I paint a layer of sealant over it?
    thanks
     
  2. dewaltdisney

    dewaltdisney New Member

    Hi James,

    I think that if you give it another coat with good quality emulsion that should seal it. It is not a good idea to use old paint but you do get tempted if you cannot be bothered to go down to BnQ at the time. I used some emulsion that was about ten months old and it had bits in it when I started rollering. I cursed myself for using it as I kept having to pick bits off. That smelled a bit strange but not too bad. I thought I may have problems with it but it was okay when topped off with new good old Dulux Matt emulsion.

    Hope this helps,

    DWD
     
  3. hof

    hof New Member

    We've had the same problem recently. We used an old tin watered down on our newly plastered walls. Didn't smell too good but was fine when painted over.
     
  4. Ralph

    Ralph New Member

    Repaint with emulsion and use Petal deoderant this should shift the pong
    Ralph
     
  5. Dewy

    Dewy New Member

    tub of half-used
    cheap emulsion paint. It smelled quite bad and was
    very watery on top. I ignored this, stirred it and
    painted a ceiling with it. A week later the room
    (still) smells pretty awful (like Cat pee!)!

    That's the first time I have heard of a cat putting the lid down after having a peee.
     
  6. Errol Johnson

    Errol Johnson New Member

    Or James MG putting the lid down after having a slash.
    I bet the wife is confused about the strange smell in the wardrobe - try lemonade.
     
  7. Lynda Plant-Wells

    Lynda Plant-Wells New Member

    Apparently you can add a splash of bleach to emulsion that smells of mould etc.
     
  8. Dam0n

    Dam0n Active Member

    It's not Valspar paint is it? They have has some issues recently
     
  9. Astramax

    Astramax Well-Known Member

    Really mouldy by now...............13 year old post!:rolleyes:
     
  10. Dam0n

    Dam0n Active Member

    haha how did that one end up at the top?!
     
  11. chippie244

    chippie244 Well-Known Member

    It's probably well smelly after 13 years :(:(
     
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