Older homes may require lead paint removal

Older homes may require lead paint removal

First, before you hire, do your homework on local painters. If your home was built before 1978, you need to hire someone who can prove he or she has current federal certification to deal safely with lead paint. Improperly removing this toxic paint – which was commonly used prior to being banned about 30 years ago – can produce lead dust, which is a serious danger, especially to young children.

Get three estimates, thoroughly check out those credentials and explain your issue to your candidates. You should expect the painting company to sand, clean and prime the surface before painting. They'll spell out how they will give you the longest-lasting treatment possible.


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