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    testing lead paint?

    Painters & Decorators

    How can I tell or even test whether a can of paint contains lead? Is it safe to test for this? Should it just say on the can or will some sort of check be needed on my behalf? If so, how can this be done and how can it be done safely?

    Asked by Lou on 4th Nov 2020
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    Dream landscapes

    "Make sure you read the can but nonpaint should have it in"

    Answered on 24th Nov 2020 - Member since Aug 2019 - report
    kr painting&decorating

    "No paint has lead these days except red oxide it is an oil base primer, paint stopped having lead in it many years ago."

    Answered on 4th Nov 2020 - Member since Feb 2019 - report
    T@P decorating

    "There should be no lead in paint these days. But read the tin and the ingredients will be on it"

    Answered on 20th Apr 2021 - Member since Mar 2021 - report
    colin Potts

    "Read what’s it says on the can or check with people who you bought the paint off or the makers of the materials."

    Answered on 4th Nov 2020 - Member since May 2019 - report
    Colours Interiors

    "Purchasing paint - Lead in paint was banned in 1992, except for some specialist products that should state clearly that lead is present.
    If you want to test for the lead that is already applied in your home, there are kits you can buy or services you can call - you can find these with a quick Google search.
    Hope this helps."

    Answered on 4th Nov 2020 - Member since Oct 2020 - report
    Au Faix

    "All the tins now will tell you in it what’s in it but it’s very uncommon now days for lead to be in paints"

    Answered on 5th May 2021 - Member since Apr 2021 - report

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