Do paints contain lead?

14 Aug 2018
Paints supplied for DIY use should not contain any added lead. The Hazardous substance Act is in the process of being amended in line with International standards reducing lead in paint to 90ppm. Consumers must request confirmation from the Paint retailer or supplier that the product they have chosen complies with the new regulations. All paints manufactured in South Africa must comply to the newly amended Hazardous Substance Act and should contain no more than 90ppm of lead.