What are my options when chipping lead paint is found under wallpaper?

Anonymous asked 3 years ago

I bought a house built in 1930.  We didn’t move our stuff in yet as we wanted to rip off the old wallpaper and put some fresh paint on the walls.  After ripping of the wallpaper we saw several large cracks in the plaster behind the paper.  Around each crack was a lot of paint chips and cracking.  I bought a DIY lead tester from Home Depot and the results came back positive for lead.

I was wondering what my options are for somebody who doesn’t have a lot of money?  Can you dry wall over plaster that has chipping lead paint? Or is my only option to pay to have it professionally removed?

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