Using interior latex over exterior latex?

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Rosemary asked 10 years ago

I bought a gallon of off-white paint to re-do my dining room. When I was finished, I noticed the room had a terrible odor. When I checked the can, I realized the salesman had given me exterior latex. My eyes burn every time I go into the room. I have tried calling the manufacturer and have not had any luck. Please help!

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Crowder Painting answered.

Prime the room with a good acrylic primer and then repaint with a low or no VOC paint. This will seal it up and get rid of the smell.