If your renovation project was painted prior to 1970 in Tasmania, chances are you will have to remove lead paint. It is difficult to correctly remove lead paint safely and you will require specialised equipment.
Bob De Groot Painting Service can give you an obligation free quote to safely remove lead paint using government recommended industry standard procedures.
Before 1970, paints containing high levels of lead were used in many Tasmanian homes. Even small amounts of exposure to dust or chips of paint containing lead can be a health risk.
There are many ways to remove lead-based paint but SOME METHODS OF REMOVING PAINT ACTUALLY INCREASE THE RISK OF LEAD EXPOSURE. It's important to reduce the hazards while creating as little lead dust as possible, reduce the dust by wetting the substrate.
Lead-based paint is most likely to be 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 painted with enamel paint.
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.
Removing paint by burning, scraping, or sanding creates the most serious danger. Lead dust and paint chips can remain in the home or on the garden years after the work is completed.
For information about lead in existing paintwork and how to manage it see the Australian Government booklet Lead Alert – The Six Step Guide to Painting Your Home. This guide warns about the things not to do, including:
The following methods of paint removal are hazardous and in some cases illegal, and should NOT be used:
Lead removal will generate lead dust and debris. Unless the house is properly cleaned it will be more hazardous after the work than it was before!
Bob De Groot Painting Contractors are the Tasmanian agents for the Peelaway product.
This product is used to safely contain lead paint and remove and correctly dispose of contaminated paint while also preparing the paint surface by stripping all previous layers of paint before new paint is applied.
The Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities has produced the booklet Lead Alert – The Six Step Guide to Painting Your Home, available free by calling 1800 803 772.
Bob De Groot Painting Services adhere to the Australian Standard (AS 4361.2 Guide to Lead Paint Management; Part 2 Residential and Commercial Buildings) which is exclusively dedicated to the safe management and removal of lead paint.
Incorrect removal of lead paint can lead to lead poisoning. Trust Bob De Groot tradesmen to remove it safely