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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
    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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