a bad odor


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Old 07-12-19, 08:54 PM
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a bad odor

I have a rowhouse that was left a mess by the previous tenants and it has a pungent odor from their 'pigliness.'

Cleaning it has not helped.

I was told that it needs to be painted with Kilnz, then a drywall sealer and then the paint.

It seems to me that the second step is unnecessary.

It has hardwood floors.

Any thoughts?

Thank you!

Chuck
 
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Old 07-13-19, 05:00 AM
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Solvent based coatings do a lot better job of sealing odors than latex with pigmented shellac like BIN being the ultimate odor sealer. There is no need for any sealer/primer between the BIN or oil base Kilz and the finish paint.
Hopefully cleaning along with painting the walls/trim will be enough and the odor hasn't seeped into the cracks between the hardwood boards.
 
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Old 07-13-19, 07:08 PM
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Thank you, Mark. I will take your advice...
 
 

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