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Skimmed ceilings emit "damp" plaster smell a year after work completed
I had several ceilings skimmed over a year ago and painted them using watered down paint and then two coats of matt emulsion. Recently there has been a damp plaster smell coming from these rooms whenever any damp washing is put in an adjacent room (the smell goes once the washing is dry, and no, it is not the washing itself that smells). The obvious solution is not to put washing indoors but this is not very practical in winter. Is there a method of "sealing" the ceilings to prevent any moisture reaching the plaster and the smell being emitted? Would an additional coat of paint resolve the issue?
Thanks for any help
I would recommend that you eliminate the plaster on your ceilings from the damp smell situation. The plastering product is designed to release the moisture after setting the setting of plaster is around 2hours and ceilings in a domestic property are usually dry (free of water) within 3 days. The only way the ceiling would be wet or damp is from moisture reaching it from another source…
I would invest in a dehumidifier and leave it in the room that smells,
I purchased one just for the times when I can not hang my washing out...
If the smell keeps returning look further than the plaster on ceiling.
Hope this helps…
Rose Plastering Contractors
Answered 27th Oct 2013