Thank you very much for your help, I will strip the paper in the vestibule part of my hall and paint the plaster as you have suggested, do you think it's likely the odour will have got to the plaster? I really hope not.. If so is that when I would need zinsser bin or an alkali resistant sealer? Very grateful for your answers!
I would think it unlikely but,to be honest, i thought stinking ait from Crown was unlikely in the first place...Paint the plaster as suggested and keep fingers crossed as we can't know. If problem persists contact Crown by reading through above. PLease do let us know how you get on.
Ok, I had the same problem and I found very simple solution that worked for me. If it works for anybody else I don't know. I decided to wash the paint of the wall and used my steamer to help me. Even though the paint wasn't entirely gone, I noticed it stopped smelling completely. Only after that I realized that some people talked about bacteria in the wall reacting with the paint. I assume the steam would actually killed that bacteria. That is my assumption. 24 hours later there is still absolutely no smell. I painted some of the walls with Dulux paint and some of them I left as they were. No problem so far. Don't know if it will appear in the future, I hope it won't! :)
I'm sure steaming the walls will kill any bacteria but I do wonder if this should be necessary when all you really want to do is smarten up the home with a lick of paint. I am assured the manufaturers are stilllooking into these stinking paint problems and as soon as we hear anything more we will come back.
Of course it shouldn't be necessary. And yes, I did use Crown pain Breatheasy. For me steam is a better solution than painting it with the stinky primer and having weeks before we can sleep there, like some people mentioned here. It's in a bedroom and we don't have anywhere else to sleep. I was really pleased it worked as we are renting and just moved in, I can't do anything crazy to the walls here. I wanted to improve the room bey redecorating... right! :s Still no smell so far :)
It's been years and it's still happening, so I am not sure if Crown will do anything about it than publishing a video with their "easy solution" of applying the primer (Which is expensive, not so easy to get everywhere and stinks).
Justpan update if it helps anyone-i have 2 decoraters coming to quote today for a strip repaper and paint job but the smell is so bad that i had to try somethibg in the meantime. as per an old post i got an old spray bottle filled with probably 1 part white vinegar 1 part lemon and 2-3 hot water sprayed the walls all over. it was a horrific smell last night but this morning the smell has reduced by about 95%! no idea whether it will be back with avrngeance or not but at least we got some sleep last night without the stinky wall smell seeping through the house be amaxing if it was a permanent fix but i doubt it. So sharing as perhaps a short term solution.
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