Lead Based Paint

While lead based paint has been illegal in the marketplace since the late 1970s, there are many older homes that have lead paint in them. Most of us think of white paint as the most risky color, but lead wasn’t added to just white paint. It helped paint flow onto almost every surface more effectively.
Caution, lead paint hazard.
Because lead has such significant health implications, you want to be sure your older home is a safe environment. The only issue isn’t flaking paint. Dust can also be a problem.

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Paint Stripping – Staying Safe

Paint stripping removes layers of paint to reveal the beauty of wood that can be hidden under paint. This is especially used for wood in interior rooms which are either exotic or ...
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Safe Lead Paint Removal

By Catherine Brooks (Reston, VA, USA)
Infrared Paint Removal: A Safer, Gentler, Eco-Friendly Method Removal of thick layers of paint off old wood is a challenge for historic restorationists, contractors and ...
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Tips for Sanding Wood

If you picture sandpaper as a sheet with mini-wood cutters glued to the surface, you begin to understand why it’s important to use sandpaper carefully. The following wood ...
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