Working Safely With Lead Paint in an Old House

By Scott Sidler • November 14, 2015

Lead PaintThere’s a lot to know about lead paint before you start renovating an old house. Lots more than I can cover in one post and rather than trying to search through years of archives, I thought it would be helpful to create a resource page dedicated to helping you work lead safe in an old house.

Below, you’ll find links to some of the most helpful posts I have written about lead paint and how to work safely with it over the years. Best of luck on your project and let me know in the comments below if there is anything I’m missing that would help you to work safer in any lead paint project in the future.

I’ll try my best to constantly add more content over the years.


Getting Started

Will HEPA Really Keep You Safe?

Lead Paint: The Whole Story

The Truth About Lead Paint

5 Dangers Hiding in Your Old House


Working Safely With Lead Paint

Lead Safe Work Practices

How To: Test for Lead Paint

How To: Encapsulate Lead Paint

How To: Strip Paint (Part 1 Chemical Strippers)

How To: Strip Paint (Part 2 Scrape Like a Pro)

How To: Strip Paint (Part 3 Steam Heat)

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