RRP Lead Paint Certification

This video quickly explains/shows some aspects of lead paint containment and encapsulation per the RRP lead rules. Contractors that follow these rules know how to produce as little lead dust as possible, effectively contain a work area, and clean up in a way that minimizes risk. *After viewing please consider

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EPA Lead Law

EPA Certified Lead Paint Renovator The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that renovations and repairs of pre-1978 buildings must now be conducted using safe practices to protect families and workers from exposure to lead-based paint. EPA proposed the Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule, which requires contractors to be trained

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Safe Lead Paint Removal

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 homeowners. Professional and experienced preservationists know that most paint applied before 1978 is lead-based. Often remodeling and painting contractors do not. Most homeowners of older

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Choosing the Right Paint Stripping Technique

To remove wood finish and paint from wood, you’ll need to use a paint stripper. Different types of finishes use different types of paint stripping techniques, but it is easy to figure out what type of finish you are removing. Removing paint or finish is not difficult, but it is

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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 have a historic value. The process will depend on the type of wood and the paint or finish

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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 sanding tips will help you preserve the value of the wood you are working with. Using a block makes it easier to

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Lead Paint Safety – Protect Yourself and Your Family

Lead paint is the main hazard a painter can encounter. If your home was built before 1978, there’s a good chance that the original paint or primer is lead-based. Testing the paint, especially if it is chipped or peeling, is highly recommended. It will protect you and your family from

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Testing Your Home for Lead Based Paint

If you suspect your home was been painted with lead-based primer or paint, and especially if you have children or pets, you should have the paint (and possibly your soil and water) tested for lead paint contamination. An alternative to hiring a certified risk assessor or inspector is collecting paint

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