Wallpaper & Autism

The primer I like to use to prepare walls for wallpaper is KILZ. It’s a superb product, but has strong – and I mean STRONG – fumes. I use a chemical respirator mask to prevent inhaling the fumes while working with it.

The product dries fast, though. But the smell can often be detected in the home for a while.

I try to warn my clients ahead of these points.

This week, my client asked if I could use a substitute primer that did not have a strong odor. The reason was that she was concerned for her two children. One has allergies and one has autism, and she worried that the odor would cause a negative reaction.

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