What is the best way to paint plaster walls with lead based paint?

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my husband and I are remodeling a house that was built in 1971. We have painted several rooms already. We used kilts, but the ceiling and a few places of the wall are peeling. Help!!!
q what is the best way to paint plaster walls with lead based paint
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  • Kim Kim on Feb 10, 2018
    Isolate room from rest of your house. Wear lead masks and sand your ceiling. Clean up debris with masks on and check local regulations for disposal.
    Prime and Paint as normal.
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    • Bonnie Bonnie on Feb 11, 2018
      Better to scrape than sand if possible. The fine particles are more hazardous than larger pieces.
  • Lady Anne Lady Anne on Feb 10, 2018
    Honestly, Asbestos is dangerous stuff. I'd call in a professional. There are some jobs that are not DYI.
  • Dan Dan on Feb 11, 2018
    1st I am not a painter so take what I say with a grain of salt. My parents house was built in the 50's with plaster walls and the interior has been painted a few times. The only places they had problems with peeling was in the bathroom and hall outside the bathroom. It is my guess that it is being caused by moisture, may be steam from showers. Recently while cleaning out their attic, I noticed their bathroom exhaust fan does not vent outside, the duct hose runs up the rafter and dumps over the hall. No place else have I seen any problems, so checking to see if you are have any problems with moisture might be worth looking into.
  • Carroll Carroll on Feb 11, 2018
    Lead is poison!!!
  • Bonnie Bonnie on Feb 11, 2018
    DO NOT SAND IF YOU CAN AVOID IT! Fine particles are far more dangerous than peeling pieces because you can breathe them in, and because they are harder to clean up.
    I would have the paint tested and if it is lead paint, have professionals do the work.


  • MCH MCH on Feb 11, 2018
    I think lead remediation HAS to be done by a professional.
  • Bijous Bijous on Feb 11, 2018
    Kim's right. Rent a professional sander that includes a containment bucket. Lead paint was notorious for peeling. Good luck.
  • Starr Wilson Starr Wilson on Feb 11, 2018
    All lead based paint in homes I believe has to be removed by a licensed professional and is not suppose to be painted over. I think that's a law now. I could be wrong where you live.
  • Margaret Green Margaret Green on Feb 11, 2018
    Did you test the peeling paint for lead? isn't it possible that the lead paint has been painted over several times already and it could be a later layer of non-lead paint that is peeling.
  • JoLeen Bolton JoLeen Bolton on Feb 11, 2018
    I agree with those who tell you to get it tested. As dangerous as fine particles of lead or asbestos are, it's worth your time and money to protect yourselves. Don't home sellers have to take care of these kinds of hazards before they're allowed to dump them on unsuspecting folks? There could be legal backup for you to have them take care of the cost of removal, if that's your situation. Should have shown up at inspection time, you'd think.
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