Lead paint removal is a major consideration when renovating homes. Flaking and damaged lead based paint can cause significant health problems for you and your family.
The Australian Government’s website makes the dangers of being exposed to lead based paints quite plain.
While lead in house paint is only a concern if it is damaged or disturbed. There is nothing to be concerned about when lead based paint is in good condition or is covered by a well maintained lead free paint.
Lead-based paint is most often found on window frames, doors, skirting boards, kitchen and bathroom cupboards, exterior walls, gutters, metal surfaces and fascias. It can also be found on interior walls, ceilings and areas with enamel paint. Pink and red primer both contain lead, so you should think twice before disturbing any surface which has had any of these paints applied.
Home renovators can create lead hazards without realising it. If old paint is not handled properly, lead dust and paint chips can remain in the home or on the garden years after the work is completed. 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.
Why put your family at risk when we can provide you with a professional lead paint removal service?
Call Sydney Painters today to arrange a visit and quote today.