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How to remove lead paint?

bq308
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How to remove lead paint?

Hi, 

I have lead paint on the exterior of my house and was looking for advice on how to remove it. I have done some research, but was wondering there is any other information or people who have advice

Thanks!

MitchellMc
Bunnings Team Member
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Re: Lead Paint

Welcome to the Bunnings Workshop community @bq308. It's a pleasure to have you join us, and many thanks for your question about dealing with lead paint.

 

How much of the exterior of your house is painted with this lead-based paint? Is there any reason why you'd like to remove it rather than painting over and encapsulating it? If you do paint over it, as little preparation as possible in the way of sanding should be done, and appropriate PPE must be worn.

 

Here's a handy Australian government guide, which details methods of dealing with lead-based paint. It's recommended that any removal of lead-based paint be done by a contractor with lead paint management training.

 

Please let me know if you have any questions.

 

Mitchell

 

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