Bad smelling paint?

I painted my room with deluxe Matt emulsion from a tin which was opened last October. I started to notice a funny smell but stupidly continued to use it. That was three weeks ago. I used a fresh tin of Dulux in the hope it would cover the smell but it’s made no difference. The smell is rancid and awful any ideas how I can seal the walls.

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G.Swailes Painter & Decorator
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try washing the walls with a mixture of 1 part bleach to 10 parts water, then rinse with plain water and a clean sponge. Allow the walls to dry completely. Follow with an odor-sealing primer.You may need to apply two coats before repainting with fresh (unspoiled) paint.
8th Jul 2020
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AG7
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Depends what kind of material you paint and what's under the paint.
10th Jul 2020
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Lakeview
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Personally I would undercoat the walls and paint again to stop the smell and the undercoat access a seal
16th Jul 2020
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