Is acoustic sealant/vapor barrier toxic???

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  1. Nov 14, 2012 #1

    gefstra

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    Hello all, I just finished putting up a vapor barrier (after insulating) my children's bedrooms. To insure for an air-tight VB, it was suggested I use an acoustic sealant / vapour barrier sealnt; like LePage and many others.
    It's been a few days since the application and I have not yet installed the drywall panels. However the rooms STINK of that poignant smell of the acoustic sealant.

    Once covered with drywall, plastered and painted; will this have any harmful odors or evilness that will be harmful to my children?

    please help
    George
     
  2. Nov 15, 2012 #2

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    It does call for use in a well ventulated area. It is most often used in new construction there by gets lots of ventualtion before anyone moves in. It has something like 9% voc, I think that is below the acceptable level. Once the walls are closed up I think this will subside and as the idea was to stop air flow it should not be expected to be a problem.
    I am not any kind of expert and others here may not agree.
     
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    gefstra

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    Thanks Nealtw, i have to say that since I made my post, I had to proceed with the drywalling any way and the odor has already significantly subsided. I can only assume that when the plaster goes up things should continue to improve.
    thanks for the feedback
     
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    Wouldn't hurt to put a box fan in window to blow air out and speed up process..
     
  5. Nov 15, 2012 #5

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    It might be something to think about, but mold can be dangerous.
     

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