How to Remove and Contain Lead Paint | This Old House

Lead paint abatement specialist Ron Peik shows the safe, proper way to dispose of lead paint. (See below for a shopping list and tools.)
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Shopping List for How to Remove and Contain Lead Paint:
– TSP cleanser, used to wash all room surfaces after all lead paint has been removed
– tarps, used to protect floor and contain lead-paint dust
– fiberglass insulation, used to fill the voids around windows prior to replacing the trim

Tools for How to Remove and Contain Lead Paint:
– paint scrapers
– HEPA vacuum, used to collect lead-paint dust
– hammer
– pry bar

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28 thoughts on “How to Remove and Contain Lead Paint | This Old House

    Hopefully better videos next time.
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  2. I love how the cameraman and the TV hosts can be in the same room as the guy stripping and they aren't wearing any protective equipment. Ditto about This Old House people who walk around active construction sites with no hard hat

    Anyway, homeowners don't care about this stuff. In all my years I've never heard of painters asking about if its lead paint they have to sand and repaint. If a small general contractor talks to a homeowner about a reno and they ask anything about asbestos or lead paint they might as well grab their tools and walk back to their truck, the homeowner will just find someone who won't ask those questions

  3. lead paint test kit? What is that and what's exactly for? I'm about to scrape off paint in a room and I suspect there's old paint with lead. Any tips or information are GREATLY appreciated. I don't have astronaut suit or even mask to wear 🙁

  4. after the the work is done the inspector does not just come and " bless " it…he takes at least 6 dust wipes and wipes… 3 window sills and 3 areas on the floor and sends then to a lab to be analyzed..then and only then after the lab says you are good to go does he sign off in the job.

  5. It's crazy how much work goes into lead paint removal.

    Is that all on the homeowner's dime, or are there funds to help offset the cost of that? It seems like if you're in an historic district, the city would want to preserve the buildings and so might help with cleanup.

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