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    Removal of lead paint in old house

    Painters & Decorators

    Have any experienced painters had to remove lead paint before? Is it dangerous to do yourself? Is it better/safer/cheaper to remove it from timer door and bay window frames or remove and replace them with MDF?

    Asked by Mischa on 15th Feb 2021
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    Foxley Home Solutions

    "The best way to get it off is using a chemical stripper and the correct ppe. Gloves mask and goggles are essential. Not dangerous to do yourself of you follow the instructions and advice. But will take you longer than someone who is used to doing it. Without looking at the work. It’d be hard to say if your better replacing or renovating. Could be the paints hiding issues and you won’t know about them until you get it off."

    Answered on 17th Feb 2021 - Member since Jan 2021 - report
    KS Painting & Decorating Services

    "In relation to removing paint of this type from a door, I would recommend dipping. It is a process where a company takes the door away or you take it to them and they strip the paint and will normally offer services to clean and sand the door as well.

    This is both the safest way and less time consuming. In relation to the windows if you use a heat gun it will release toxic poisonous fumes, which are hard to get rid off.

    Some painter and decorators may have an infra red paint stripper, these are expensive and unless it something you use regularly they may not have part of their tools.

    Here is a link to help give you a visual in relation to the preparation and process to remove the lead paint."

    Answered on 2nd May 2021 - Member since Mar 2021 - report
    Hamiltons decorating service

    "Hello, I have not personally been involved with the removal of lead paint, but the answer to your question is DO NOT DO IT YOUR SELF! Lead poisoning is very serious, specialist PPE and equipment with expert knowledge and certified disposal are required. 100% google a certified specialist and trusted trader with relevant experience and credentials."

    Answered on 26th May 2021 - Member since Oct 2020 - report
    Madalin Lita

    "If you protect your eyes with goggles and your mouth with a face mask and gloves you will be fine."

    Answered on 24th Mar 2021 - Member since Mar 2021 - report

    "Hi there, lead paint is dangerous if you try to sand over it to remove it, however, you can do it yourself with the right procedures. Lead paint is poisonous and can be a serious health problem, usually lead paint is primarily in homes built before 1978 the year lead paint was banned."

    Answered on 16th Oct 2021 - Member since Feb 2021 - report
    T@P decorating

    "Sodium phosphate is excellent for the removal of led paint. Always wear eye protection and gloves"

    Answered on 15th Apr 2021 - Member since Mar 2021 - report
    Au Faix

    "When I’ve removed lead paint in the past I’ve always used sodium phosphate. Does the job easy to apply"

    Answered on 4th May 2021 - Member since Apr 2021 - report
    Mark Harrison

    "It's safe to remove lead based paints, using either abrasive
    Or burn off, providing its well ventilated, fire extinguisher at
    Hand and adequate PPE worn by the person carrying out the task in question



    Answered on 16th Feb 2021 - Member since Nov 2020 - report
    JPH Property Services

    "Replace with new.
    It’s dangerous to burn off.
    There are some liquid paint removal.
    It’s really a job for a professional"

    Answered on 16th Feb 2021 - Member since Sep 2019 - report

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