Renovation and Lead Paint Removal
Approximately 20 million homes contain lead paint, and renovating a house with lead paint will create health hazard. Any structure painted before 1978 likely contains lead paint. As millions of households get ready to renovate, we all need to be aware of the danger of lead poisoning and how to prevent it. Inhaling lead dust from deteriorating paint is the leading cause of lead poisoning, which causes irreversible damage to the body and brain. Scraping and sanding paint can create a serious health risk during home renovations. Also, the use of methylene chloride on lead paint is dangerous and illegal.
Health hazards of home renovations due to lead paint can be virtually eliminated with LEAD-OUT® Paint Stripper. This soy-based paint stripper prevents lead paint dust and paint chips from filling the air during renovation, and it renders lead and other heavy metals permanently non-hazardous.
LEAD-OUT® Paint Stripper Benefits:
- Renders lead paint non-hazardous
- Non-toxic, non-caustic - no hazards, no chemical burns
- No methylene chloride
- Won't raise the grain of wood
- Won't damage delicate surfaces
- Won't stain fabrics
- Removes multiple coats of paint
- Large coverage area
- Sticks to vertical surfaces
- Works on just about all types of surfaces and all types of paint
Renovation of 1901 Victorian Home
I used it for the renovation of the exterior of a 1901 Victorian home. It worked well, and I liked that it did not require any protective gear. If I get around to the eaves, I'd like to use LEAD-OUT® again.