If your house was built before 1980, there is a good chance that the paint contains lead. Lead is a toxic substance (even in small amounts) that can cause serious health problems for you and your family if left unattended, particularly if the particles are deposited in your furniture or carpet.
At Signature Painters, we are fully insured and highly experienced when it comes to safe and effective lead-based paint removal from both residential and commercial properties. We have several safe removal options available and assess each individual project and the associated risks to offer you the best solution for your budget. Particularly if you will be living in the home, we often recommend a method called Peel Away 8 that has been specifically designed to remove multiple layers of lead and asbestos paint in one fast, dust-free application. Peel Away 8 does this safely by completely sealing the stripping process and preventing any atmospheric pollution.
Other methods our experienced team can use to safely removal lead-based paint is a wet sand and scrape application using a festool vacuum with a HEPA filter or using a paint shaver with a vacuum attachment. Wetting the paint properly before sanding helps prevent any dust from being produced, while HEPA filters provide the highest standard for filtration. Signature Painters have stringent OH&S practices in place for all our services, but particular care is taken when working with lead-based paints to ensure all control measures are considered and implemented.
We would typically consider these alternative lead-based paint removal methods when the property is empty or when the customer requires a faster and more cost effective solution, however the most appropriate solution(s) would always be recommended on an individual project basis after carefully taking into account all factors.
The only way to be certain that your home will not be impacted by dust or toxic fumes is to work with an experienced lead paint removal company, like Signature Painters, who use safe, dust-free removal methods. Our team are trained in thoroughly assessing and detecting lead paint content in paintwork, and will take every precaution necessary to protect your home and belongings.
If you have any concerns about the possibility of lead paint in your home, contact the Signature Painters team today to organise an assessment. We would be more than happy to help.