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Old 03-29-2012, 09:43 AM  
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Default Painting over Hazardous Paint

Lots of time home owners have no clue what their old paint contains. Is painting over a somewhat recommendation path kind of like tiling over asbestos tile instead of ripping it all out.



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It seems the laws keep changing regarding lead based paints, and the possibility of a child coming in contact with it.



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I would just have someone remove it. It may cost but I think it would be better than risking exposure.

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I would just have someone remove it. It may cost but I think it would be better than risking exposure.
Then you would have lead particles all through your house, not a professional though so that might be the preferred method since paint chips over time.
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Tell your kids to stop chewing on the walls.

They sell simple kits that you can use to test the old paint to see if it is infact lead based and I recommend that to everyone who thinks it may be.

I have a buddy who was told his house was lead based and that he had to hire a pro to have it removed by the inspector and was about to pull the trigger until someone said to test it first. Well he tested it and was not lead based. Saved him a great deal of cash.

Here is a link to the Depot's test kit.

http://reviews.homedepot.com/1999/20...ws/reviews.htm

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Then you would have lead particles all through your house, not a professional though so that might be the preferred method since paint chips over time.
It seems the process would be akin to removing hazardous materials.

Regardless if it remains you're going to risk exposure.
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For professionals the RRP lead laws have been in effect for the last few years for homes built before 78, HO's are exempt I guess the government does not care about self contamination. I would suggest you look up the professional standards and try and follow them as closely as common sense applies, which would involve plastic, hepa and testing.

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Repainting over Hazardous color is really very big challenge which occupies lots of time. There are so many ways available today which can make easy work while painting over Hazardous color, And there are few products also that gives better results.

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Even flooring installers, like myself, are subject to the lead law. I think if we disturb more than 6 sq feet of a painted surface, we are supposed to test and be licensed for removal if we find lead........ I can't find the paperwork but I know it is somewhere around 6 sq feet.

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I can't find the paperwork but I know it is somewhere around 6 sq feet.
Six square is correct Rusty.

How often do you run into painted floors? I would think that you would be good for the most part with stained hardwoods.


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