LEAD paint???

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Forum topic by Shawn posted 07-22-2014 02:12 PM 703 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-22-2014 02:12 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question finishing refurbishing sanding lead paint

I have an old door with the original knob and hardware, that still works, that I’d like to use in my shop as a functional door to my dust closet. It’s probably from the 50’s and I’m guessing the paint is lead paint. Can I just paint over the door instead of trying to sand or scrap it off?

-- -Shawn

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#1 posted 07-22-2014 02:16 PM

As long as its not loose or flaking, yes. Id suggest using a heavy coat of primer over the existing paint and then top coat with your paint of choice.

If it is loose or flaking, take it outside, wear a good mask and gloves, lay down some plastic and scrape off the loose and flaking paint on to the plastic. Wash your hands and make sure you don’t have any dust on your clothing when you go back into the house.

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#2 posted 07-22-2014 02:34 PM

Thanks for the info!

-- -Shawn

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