Lead paint was widely used in homes built before the 1970’s and was used for both exterior and interior painting.
Like asbestos, lead paint is a problem only if it is damaged or disturbed. Paint in good condition that is not flaking or chalking, or is covered by well-maintained lead-free paint is not a hazard in itself – paint over it but must avoid sanding.
Paint removal by blasting, burning, dry scraping, dry sanding and using power tools creates the most serious dangers because the particles are small enough to be inhaled or deposited in furnishings or carpet, making complete removal extremely difficult.
Prior to the commencement of your painting works, Baker Brothers Master Painters will conduct a Lead Test for only $45.00 by one of our qualified lead experts. This test will be performed in front of you, giving you a peace of mind that is was done correctly and professionally.
If lead test proves positive, the specification for lead based painting is that all relevant surfaces require the encapsulation of lead-based paint to surfaces. This means NO SANDING. Rough surfaces are wet scraped down to remove all loose and flaking paint, all bare areas are primed and edges filled where possible then followed by one (1) coat of oil-based undercoat and then finished in two (2) coats of Premium Acrylic Paint.