My new vinyl wallpaper smells chemicals!

Old 07-21-20, 08:03 AM
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My new vinyl wallpaper smells chemicals!

Dear all,
​​​​ibi had a new wallpaper installed in my bedroom 20 days ago. A very expensive branded vinyl wallpaper. I had no idea that this product emits chemicals. We can not sleep there and changed room. I read that this odour fades away gradually, although i do not feel it yet.
does anybody know, please, if this wallpaper will be safe, if stops smelling?
I am very dissapointed because, i lost a lot of money and our bedroom has become so beautiful... 😔
Old 07-21-20, 08:22 AM
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We do not know what wallpaper you have so we can't comment specifically whether your wallpaper is safe or not. If it is vinyl that you are smelling it does off gas and some of the chemicals can be harmful in higher concentrations. Have you contacted the manufacturer or your installer to ask their advice?

We wanted some new outdoor pillows for our porch. Many of the reviews commented about the strong chemical smell... but the pillows are great. So, we bought the pillows last fall. Opened them and stored them in a spare bedroom over winter so they could off gas. It took about 3 months for the smell to get down to "acceptable" and 4-5 months before there was no smell when you sqeezed one.
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worth repeating
Have you contacted the manufacturer or your installer to ask their advice?
Fresh air ventilation is generally the best way to get rid of odors. You might shut the air off to that room and open the windows along with a fan.
Old 07-21-20, 12:05 PM
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Vinyl is a chemical compound. Air movement is going to be your best friend in removing the odor as quickly as possible.

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