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Lead in painted surfaces: Guide to repainting and removal for DIY

14 Aug 2018

How do I know if there is lead in my previously painted surfaces?

In pre-1960 buildings, the wood and metal surfaces may have been decorated with paint containing lead pigments.

Lead testing kits are available from some decorating centres and DIY stores. Please refer to s - A Guide on Repainting and Removal for DIY and Professional Painters and Decorators".