Before you decide to get some work done on your old Queenslander, you must have it tested for lead paint. Instead of hiring a professional inspector, you can buy a DIY lead paint testing kit from major retail hardware stores or paint shops.
If the Lead Paint Test is positive, you must abide by the rules that govern the removal of Lead Paint, ie. there is to be NO SANDING of Lead Paint, Scraping away at loose edges only.
If you are unsure or would like some advice then please feel free to contact us.
At Baker Bros We Love Painting Brisbane Queenslanders
Originally Queenslanders were built to make the most of the weather or avoid it as the case may be. Placed on high ‘stumps’ ensured that in case of tropical flooding the house stayed out of harm’s way, whilst also allowing the passage of air to flow and cool down the house literally from the floor up. These grand old ladies dot the Brisbane Suburbs in various conditions and we are passionate about giving them the love they deserve if you live in the Brisbane Region and would love to see your Queenslander brought back to life, make sure you get in touch today – REACH OUT.