Lead Testing in Paints
Obtain a lead paint testing kit and scrub one of the testing sticks vigorously on an area with peeling, flaking paint. The tip of the testing stick will turn red in 15-30 seconds if there is lead present in the paint sample.
Once you’ve identified areas that contain failing lead-based paint, properly mask off the area, wear a protective respirator/ goggles/ gloves/ clothing, and utilize a power sander and hep-vac in unison. Sand and vacuum away the loose, flaking lead paint chips and dust.
After preparing the area, sealing with a proper primer is essential.