Is it necessary to use low-VOC paints if you aren’t moving in a house for several weeks? I am chemically sensitive but I was told that the paints would be fully off gassed in a few days to a week. Is that true?
I also am concerned because there is a small area 4×12 ft where my builder wants to use oil based primer. I am concerned that there will be prolonged release of VOC’s. I have used low-VOC paints in the past when I painted my home while living there. I still could not be in the house for several days because I reacted strongly to them.
Also, they certainly were not as durable as regular paint. I just don’t want to use anything that will be off gassing over time.
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