Last Activity:07-04-2013 7:49 PM
Posted in thread: How long does oil-based house paint last? on 07-04-2013 at 07:42 PM
If it was opened and used only once or if it was never opened, how long can a can of
well-sealed paint stored away in a dark, cool environment last?
Posted in thread: Are road-markings, street-lights and public benches painted with lead-paint in IL? on 07-04-2013 at 07:38 PM
Are you paranoid about the paint in an exterior application that prevents any appreciable
concentration? the old paints do not last long either.Not paranoid, just curious.Does anybody
know which state...
Posted in thread: Are road-markings, street-lights and public benches painted with lead-paint in IL? on 07-01-2013 at 02:19 PM
I read that some states use lead-paint for street-markings (ex. crosswalks) and to paint public
objects like street-lights or benches, but the article didn't mention which do. I live in
Illinois. Are ...
Posted in thread: Can we ever be 100% sure that a house built after 1978 doesn't contain lead? on 07-01-2013 at 02:13 PM
I mean, for all we know, the house could have been painted with lead-paint bought prior to
1978, or by paint obtained from other sources, like industrial paint or paint from across the
border where th...
Posted in thread: I found a lovely room to rent, only problem is... the beige wall paint is chipping on 03-03-2013 at 06:21 PM
I asked him about the chipping paint and told him I'd rather have a newly painted room. I asked
whether it was lead paint and he told me that there was no way of knowing weather the paint was
Posted in thread: I found a lovely room to rent, only problem is... the beige wall paint is chipping on 02-17-2013 at 04:53 PM
I found this really nice room in a very nice, quiet house to rent and best of all it's in a
really quiet, rich part of my old neighborhood (the neighborhood I grew up in and came to love
over the year...
Posted in thread: how bad is this? on 02-12-2013 at 07:05 PM
So I've lived there for almost a year now and I have no noticeable symptoms. My language skills
are where they were about a year ago, no better but apparently no worse and my math skills are
Posted in thread: how bad is this? on 08-09-2012 at 11:48 AM
As you probably well know, such lead contamination is very detrimental for children. If you are
concerned about yourself, and apparently you are, I suggest an air purifier with a HEPA or
Posted in thread: how bad is this? on 08-08-2012 at 11:38 PM
So I decided to test some of the paint in my apartment with two test kits and I was quite
shocked at the results... [ame] all of the paint in the apartment that was there before I came
is lead paint....
Posted in thread: Lead paint worries... on 08-01-2012 at 11:56 AM
I wouldn't spend a lot of time worrying about lead exposure, people have been around it for a
long, long time. Unless you are chewing on the wood work, sanding the paint and sniffing the