Any surface covered with lead-based paint where the paint may wear by rubbing or friction is likely to cause lead dust including windows, doors, floors, porches, stairways, and cabinets. Any surface painted before that year has the potential to be a lead hazard. ), but it never really occurred to me to test any of the chippy decor, Good to know there’s a fix for it too! 3. Thanks for sharing! Thanks for sharing! Great piece on safety….something a lot of us don’t think about with decor. We would not be where we are now” without them, said Lisa Smestad, Minneapolis’ healthy homes and lead hazard control manager. Out of an abundance of caution, Vang also had her grandchildren’s blood tested. Actually, the whole family was lead-poisoned,” she said. Thanks for sharing on Hometalk. That’s how I do it anyway! They say, ‘Didn’t we get rid of lead in paint?’ ” Smestad said. Install new drywall over walls that contain lead. Lead paint that is in good condition can be … Buy a few packs if you have lots of vintage decor like I do. Exactly the info I was looking for!! “Like asbestos, they threw it into everything.”. And congrats on being a grandma in January! Such a bummer. It’s time to seriously consider replacing your windows — especially if you have young ones or a pregnant woman living in the home. Windows and doors have moving parts. And it was immediate–as soon as the swab touched the toolbox it was turning red. Find house deleading costs for exterior siding, windows, interior walls and more. So very informative & helpful And to the point. Thanks for the info! Published 1 April 2013 From: Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs. Thank you for this helpful post! I have marked a brush for shellac only too. How would you go about using these swabs if the paint is black? I'm a self-proclaimed home-body + lover of all things cozy. Let it dry then go ahead and seal it. I hope this helps motivate you to check for lead on the vintage decor in your home. Leave a Comment. Sarah, THANK YOU so much for posting this information. It is good to hear I may be able to just seal them! remove paint with specialized tool. Your home is lovely!! (High five to that.) I never thought about some of my things having lead paint! I don’t have any little ones running around anymore but I’m going to be a grandma in January, so I think I need to go and get a few of those test kits…. The effects of lead poisoning are permanent and irreversible. I’m working on a reclaimed old door and really liking the chippy look. Thank you!! Some of my fears and concerns were lightened a bit after reading the real danger comes from inhaling the dust or eating the paint chips. Childhood lead poisoning often occurs in older houses and apartments in lower-income areas, where families can least afford to make the fixes, Yannarelly said. Even if you don't see any peeling paint, lead paint dust might still be present. I actually decided to try this one on a whim. Last up is my beloved toolbox that belonged to my Grandpa. I use the 3M LeadCheck Swabs, they’re very cheap and super simple to use. I did a masters degree from Penn on the subject as well and would count myself as expert level of knowledge about lead hazard and prevention. A major danger for people who own older homes is contamination from lead paint. Denatured alcohol will take the shellac out of your brush. I feel so much better about using them after reading this! There is no safe blood lead level in children, according to the CDC. Across the river, inspectors often find lead paint in older homes on St. Paul’s East Side. Thoughts? We recently rescued some old doors from a house on one of my parents farms, and they have peeling paint on them. However I still think it’s a good idea to go ahead and seal those items you know have lead paint just to be extra careful–especially if you have little ones in your home. “But in Minneapolis, 75 percent of residential properties were built before lead paint was banned.”. “They want us to figure out the hazard so they can move it away from the children.”. What years was lead paint used ? Collect the lead-paint dust using a special HEPA vacuum. Now that it’s been about 2 years since you used the shellac, has it has kept the door from peeling/flaking? They’ve split millions in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) grants to pay for the programs. The paint on the sash exteriors also tends to flake and peel and fall on the sill or blow inside. Health departments write corrective orders and can levy fines. Sarah Joy here. The most common way that lead gets into the body is through dust. Boom. Thankfully this one was negative for lead, you can see the yellow patch there under the swab. Follow the directions on the package, but the basic gist is this: if the swab rubs red, it has lead paint. I will warn you, I could not get this sticky stuff to wash out of my brush, even with mineral spirits. Thanks so much for this information about lead paint and antique items. Thank you! This causes friction that breaks down old lead paint into dust. Great info for chipped pieces. Only when it was almost bare fid I think to test it. “Lead paint is such a durable paint. Toxic paint dust flies every time … Follow the directions on the package, but the basic gist is this: if the swab rubs red, it has lead paint. Of homes with lead-based paint… Lead can also be a hazard when it is on surfaces subject to friction or impact such as windows and doors, or on railings where children can chew it. I ordered the tester. Wanna get my top five design tips and tricks? Congress banned lead in paint in 1978, but inspectors still find it in older homes across the metro area. But all of them target homes with children under the age of 6. Thank you for the great info. I just purchased a fireplace surround that came out of a farmhouse built in 1820! Toddler toys are neatly lined up along the wall of her living room. Old windows pose a lead hazard It’s likely that your old windows have lead paint, but through the restoration process, nearly all the lead paint is removed, resulting in a safe and lead free window. Remove Paint with Specialized Tool. By Trey Barrineau. Once lead paint is found, the health department identifies temporary and long-term fixes. Sure enough it was positive for lead. Thanks again! DO NOT sand or scrape on items with lead paint. It is really thick and hard to sand but I immediately stopped and read your blog. Thanks! Given the number of coats on the Winchester house, Clark had no doubt about the presence of the heavy metal. They are a bit too long compared to the height of the mirror so I was thinking about cutting them (there’s a perfect spot at the bottom and top that won’t change the look of the shutter), but I’m nervous about the dust and the cleannup, even outside where my two year old plays. Lead paint hazards should be taken seriously. In extreme cases involving rental properties, they can go after rental licenses. With little nephews running around, I’ve definitely been anxious about vintage decor. Vang, 70, has a dozen grandchildren, including four toddlers and an 8-month-old she babysits during the week at her home. Hi Sarah, thank you for sharing this info. When added to paint, lead helps it dry more quickly and resist moisture. Great post! Thanks for all the great info! I have been working on a piece of furniture for weeks , stripping andxsanding through layers of paint. Its gorgeous! May Vang, a retired grandmother in Brooklyn Center, got her windows replaced last winter with the help of the Hennepin County program. Spread 6 mm plastic sheeting over the entire floor, using duct tape to secure it at the edges to the … Lose decades of old paint easily in minutes with this tool and keep yourself safe from lead paint by eliminating dust. I have shutters I want to hang on either side of a big mirror in my entryway. In this lead paint removal demonstration, we plan to repaint woodwork around old double-hung windows, a significant source of lead dust. Do you think chalk paint would still apply well if I used the sealer you mentioned on a piece? You always think about lead paint on walls (during home inspections, disclosure, etc. Just scrap off the pieces of paint that are loose and then wipe it down well with that soapy rag. Shannon Prather covers Ramsey County for the Star Tribune. I wondered if washing the item with soap and water prior to sealing was important or just a suggestion? If you find that an item does contain lead paint, you can either display it in a place where your children do not play, or you can varnish it to seal in the harmful paint. How can you test something already painted red? Any home built before 1980 is at risk for containing lead, and the older the home is, the more likely it is that … I know know how to do this without sanding and repainting with chalk paint. This is exactly the info I needed however I do have one question; in your research, did you happen to learn if once these items are sealed can they be painted in the future. The danger lies in ingesting paint chips and inhaling paint dust, not in touching, so chipping surfaces pose the greatest threat. Thx!! My concern is that sealer will leave the pieces shiny and lose some of the rustic charm. Stripping paint from any house built before 1978 raises the question of lead. Consumer paint has not contained lead in decades, however, anyone working in an older dwelling built before 1978 may encounter old, lead-based paint. Thank you for this. With regards to the Bin sealer. The process of demolishing older housing generates dust that includes lead from interior and exterior lead-based paint. Great article too! I had thought about power washing them to remove loose paint, but also had the thought that if we did that outside, our dogs could possibly ingest a piece of the paint. Was it glossy? For sure Kathy! Older Minneapolis neighborhoods, including the North Side, Phillips and Powderhorn, are hot spots. Not in the least. Yes they do come off, I just used a wet paper towel. I have shared it on the HOMETALK site and hope you don’t mind. 5. Homes built in the U.S. before 1978 are likely to have some lead-based paint. While lead-based paint does not present a hazard when intact, i.e. I too have several old doors and windows which I plan to use in my home and garden. I like the recommendation to test the swap all over the home, not just the piece in question. Remove doors and mantelpieces and bring to a commercial refinisher who has a dip tank for chemically stripping off the old paint. She was grateful for the county program because her grandkids spend most of their time in the living room with its large picture windows. Minneapolis, Ramsey and Hennepin counties all have programs to help families. Find the cost of remediation for an apartment, including lead paint encapsulation. I tested out a variety of items in our home and the first was this old door in our front room. Not even close. Softens paint in only 2-3 seconds and overall makes your life easier. I’ll have to look into getting some of these swabs and testing it and having a company come out to remove the paint if it’s a problem. I’m curious why you used Bullseye to seal it? What is lead paint? I took that to be a “shade of red” positive lead result. “They thought the whole family had the flu. Did you test again after you coated with varnish? Keep in mind my friends, I’m no expert. Lead-based paint (also often called lead paint) contains large amounts of this toxic substance, and unfortunately, many homes have lead-based paint. So take my suggestion and use a foam brush so you can just throw the darn thing away afterwards! (According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, lead from paint is one of the most common causes of lead poisoning.) 2 If paint is in poor condition remove using a combination of chemical paint stripper, wet abrasive paper and on-tool extraction. Previously, she covered philanthropy and nonprofits. Your research, solutions and links are greatly appreciated. If readers have older windows that test positive for lead paint, window replacement by a contractor familiar with lead-safe work practices is one option -- but it's not the only option. Lead paint is typically found in paint dust from old doors or windows opening and closing; peeling and chipped paint, from both inside and outside of the house; and soil that has paint dust or chips in it. no chipping, peeling, or chalking, if you are contemplating a typical renovation or remodeling project, know that you can disturb the painted surface and create lead dust. Apparently the shades of red on the swab will be different. After using both, I’d say I much prefer the liquid sealer over the spray version. Hi, very interesting article! And even better, do your best to keep those pieces out of reach or in low traffic areas. Remove all paint within a two-inch area around the peeling paint. So I’ve done quite a bit of research on this topic and here’s what you need to know about lead paint: First you’ll need a lead test kit. I applied two coats and I honestly didn’t notice it change the color of the door at all. Cloud, Child labor in palm oil industry tied to Girl Scout cookies, Film: Five players who could be building blocks for the Vikings, 25 Twin Cities restaurants offering takeout meals for New Year's Eve, Disruption interrupted: Scramble is back on to become Amazon of home sales, N.D. man traveled 113,000 miles to gather stories from elders in every town of state, 94 Twin Cities restaurants that closed in 2020, The stimulus package: What's in it for you, Man shot and killed, another jailed after suspected road rage incident in western Wisconsin, Boeing Max returns to US skies with first passenger flight, A force behind Minnesota's Legacy Fund, arts advocate Sheila Smith retires after a quarter-century. After you use the sealer you mentioned in this article can you paint over it? These are just tips from my own experience! Just go here and click the "My Home" tab to shop! I want to leave as much of the old paint as possible. In 1978, lead was banned from house paint by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. American Airlines flew a Boeing 737 Max with paying passengers from Miami to New York on Tuesday, the plane's first commercial flight in U.S. skies since it was grounded after two deadly crashes. Did it come back negative for lead? The paint on the old sashes rubs off as they slide up and down. 1. I’ve always worried about this door–it’s by far the most chippy piece I own. Learn about the health effects of lead, who is at risk, how to test for lead in paint or other areas of your home, how to find or become a lead-safe certified firm, and more about the Lead Renovation Repair and Painting (RRP) rule. So many things you hate to change the look of. Lead paint that is peeling is a major health risk, especially for children. Or just save the brush and only use it for shellac since you can simply soak the brush in shellac and it softens up again. Good news! If you own an older home, you think it might contain lead paint and you’re considering a window replacement project, there’s an important environmental regulation you must know about. Thanks for the info! again thank you. Something else I thought of is that there are probably vintage pieces out there that may have been painted multiple times, so the newest layer may be lead free, but older layers underneath may contain lead. As winter-weary Minnesotans crack open their windows each spring, Twin Cities health officials see a jump in the number of cases of lead-poisoned children. Such a bummer, but I’m not surprised. Of course! Lead paint is dangerous, especially to children. An entire family fell ill after the parents sanded the deck on an older home. If your home was built before 1978 and you still have the original windows, you may have lead paint. I just made a big bowl of it and wiped down the door. High concentrations of lead found in garden soils in older residential areas can be due to residue from lead-based paint. From what I read, I thought you needed to cut or scrape down to the wood or metal before testing. I was so sad to see this one show up. 4. This looks like the final dose of snow for 2020, according to the National Weather Service. Use a paint scraper to remove the paint from the outside corners of baseboard. In Minneapolis, health inspectors go to a home, diagram the living quarters and then use a handheld x-ray fluorescent device to measure lead levels in nearly every painted and varnished surface: windows, walls, baseboards, doors, floor and porches. Thanks for stopping by Brenda! A public health nurse and an environmental health specialist do a similar inspection in Ramsey County. “In Minnesota and the Twin Cities, it’s windows, windows, windows.”. thank you so much fort information. The basic design of this type of latticed window remained largely unchanged for centuries and even today is still used for new stained glass. If not, I’d probably start with the chalk paint then use the sealer over that. Local officials work with residents and landlords to determine the cause of the poisoning and ways to remedy it. Too many people find old doors and what not and do not give one thought to lead paint that may have been used on the item. Thanks for stopping by Ellen! When neighbors told her that they had windows with lead paint, Vang had her windows checked and found that they too were coated in toxic paint. These additives also increase durability and maintain appearance over time. Lead paint hazards can be controlled in several ways: Doors and windows containing lead paint can be replaced, paint can be removed utilizing a method that minimizes dust and fumes, or surfaces can be covered with hard materials, such as sheet rock or paneling. The EPA estimates that 87 percent of homes built before 1940 contain lead-based paint, while only 24 percent of homes built … 1 Plan your work – Only strip back old paint if it is flaking, chipping or it is a risk to children. Did you think it yellowed it? The federal government banned consumer use of lead-containing paint in 1978. Never would have thought to check it for lead paint! Old doors and windows have painted parts that rub together and create dust, or there might be small amounts still present from a previous remodeling project. Hi Sandee. But I recently switched to the  Bulls-Eye Clear Shellac Sealer because I wanted something a little more heavy duty and thick. This blog is my happy place, where I enjoy sharing fun things like home decor tips, affordable fashion, + life as a mama of three. Documents. My kids are grown, but I do have grandkids around so thanks for all the information! Senate GOP blocks swift vote on Trump's $2K checks, Minneapolis city attorneys to take larger role in police discipline cases, New U.S. dietary guidelines: No candy, cake for kids under 2, Up to 5" of snow in today's Twin Cities forecast, Lowest-wage Minnesota workers to get 6 to 8 cent per hour raise, Pedestrian is run over, killed after getting out of vehicle north of St. This lead dust eventually falls and settles on surfaces. They have tested positive for lead…which is quite chippy too! Dealing with Lead Paint Paint over it if it's not hazardous. The EPA has lots of great info on lead paint. And I’d guess if you’re here reading my blog you’re probably a fan as well. I know that’s a lot of info about lead paint, but I think it’s something to be educated on if you have vintage decor in your home. Check out my recipes here! Thanks for this post! Lead Paint in Old Windows. Leaflet: Advice on lead paint … Thanks so much!! Thanks Emma. Smestad said they also warn families planning remodeling projects to take precautions, especially when sanding older surfaces. “The HUD grants over the last 20 years have been a huge boon. If it’s yellow, you’re in the clear. Great information Sarah! Thank you, Sarah, for the post! The idea is to apply a protective coating that will prevent any further chipping or dust. HomeAdvisor's Lead Paint Removal Cost Guide gives aveage lead-based paint abatement costs. Shellac is a GREAT product to use. Can you please tell me the symptoms that your daughter has? I’m wanting to buy a vintage home to restore and I think that lead paint is one of my biggest concerns. I never thought about testing the furniture pieces but i guess i need to do that. I found dead flat spray sealer at my local Home Depot. That's why windows and doors are considered prime lead exposure sites. When I tested them the brush turned a shade of maroon. Lead is a toxic metal that can cause serious health problems if it's ingested or if dust containing lead is inhaled. Prather has two decades of experience reporting for newspapers in Minnesota, California, Idaho, Wisconsin and North Dakota. Toxic paint dust flies every time windows are opened, landing on floors and household surfaces and ending up in the mouths of crawling tots and curious kids. This girl is old. Ev, Still can’t get over the difference these beams, Christmas cheer in my little lady’s room ✨✨, We’re officially out Christmas break!! Up until 1978, when federal regulations restricted the use of lead in household paint, lead was a common component in exterior and interior paints. “A lot of people don’t think about varnish, but in old houses they put lead in the varnish. I do use Shellac on my older pieces and if you soak your brush in Ammonia it will clean it out. This is another piece that is really old and I know it’s been painted because it’s chipping in a few places. Use a wire brush or paint scraper to scrape loose, peeling or chipping paint. I have an old window I love and need to paint white, but I want to make sure that it will be safe to display once I’m done! xoxo. Yet we hardly ever have a child that’s been lead poisoned by water,” said Jim Yannarelly, Ramsey County Healthy Homes supervisor. “Most parents are really concerned about their children,” Smestad said. It’s time to have a little chat about lead paint and vintage decor my friends. Definitely a good idea to check just to be sure. The funding has helped families fix their homes when a child is diagnosed with high lead levels and also provided resources to change out windows before poisoning occurs. I have two 100+ year old doors from my childhood home that I wanted to use as barn doors in the new home we are building. Windows and doors are two of the most dangerous places to have lead paint as it can easily get into the air as it breaks down. (See below for a shopping list and tools. My daughter has elevated lead levels and I will tell you it is not worth it. Strip the old glazing and … The only family photo we got all weekend + everyon, First Christmas in the new house!! And I was also wondering if it was possible to paint over the sealer if we wanted to? “Every time I look up they are running to the window,” she said. Again, I really enjoyed this article. Money Pit Team. If it’s yellow, you’re in the clear. “They don’t have any lead in their blood,” she said. Early childhood exposure to lead can lead to lifelong neurological and learning deficits, and the kind of impulse-control problems that can involve law enforcement. Authorities have yet to explain the circumstances of the encounter. Lead is a highly toxic substance that, when ingested or absorbed into the body, can cause severe medical problems, especially for children. Clean items with lead paint using a rag and soapy water to remove any loose pieces of paint. I really didn’t want to change the appearance at all. , I have an old vanity bench. xo. ✨ B, Did a whole lot of nothing today + now we’re wat. Use household amonia for cleanup, it’ll clean your brushes right up. You all know I love my vintage goodies. I was doing research for restoring my vintage dollhouse. Thank you. Each local department offers varying level of assistance based on income and whether the home is owned or rented. Good question! But as much as we all love vintage, the truth is that lead paint is something to be concerned about–especially if you have cute little people running around your home like I do. Properly dispose of them immediately. Faster and smaller than the Original Speedheater, this new addition to the line up is great for the small parts on windows like muntins. Lead Paint in Homes. I have never, ever thought this old toolbox would have lead based paint on it. So I figured it was past time to get my booty in gear and check my favorite vintage decor for lead paint–something I’ve been meaning to do for a while now. Next up was the old crib we converted into a couch. That’s why Ramsey and Hennepin counties and Minneapolis have helped replace windows with lead paint in nearly 7,200 homes since the early 1990s. I'm sarcastic, overly caffeinated + usually at Target. Buy a few packs if you have lots of vintage decor like I do. Now, she’s talking to her friends and neighbors about the risks that windows pose to children and the program that can help. Older homes and buildings are more likely to contain lead-based paint. I was planning on using the spray (for ease of use), but the back says “dries clear with a light golden color”. Lead paint isn’t dangerous unless it starts to deteriorate, shedding lead dust and chips into the atmosphere. Sheila Smith championed state funding for cultural programs. Simply paint the sealer on the piece to lock in the lead paint and keep it from chipping any further. “Even at low levels, there can be permanent neurological damage, learning disabilities and behavior issues,” said Mike Jensen, supervisor of Hennepin County’s lead hazard control program. Lead paint abatement specialist Ron Peik shows the safe, proper way to dispose of lead paint. How would you tackle this? A new coat of paint can seal the lead paint in some cases, but that isn’t often a good solution for “friction” surfaces including windows. I cannot imagine I would ever want to paint over this beauty, but its good to know just in case! I should have included that. How to Test for Lead Paint. You have to be careful if there is any lead paint to not sand the door and create any dust, so definitely don’t do that. But I do feel confident that the information I’ve researched and shared today is accurate. : ). Today I’m sharing the results of my lead tests, showing you how easy it is to do, and also sharing my tips on protecting your family if any of your items do have that nasty lead paint. Will that be sufficient to safely use the pieces? I read it. “Windows are one of the most expensive repairs you can do,” he said. To clean the yellow and red spots off I used a wet paper towel and they rubbed right off. Painting over lead paint, or encapsulation, is only effective if the old finish of the lead paint is still in excellent condition – that is, not peeling or chipped. They even put lead in the ceramic tubs,” Smestad said. Thanks for all your post!! Glad to know there are simple kits available to purchase! That’s why we painted it on window jams, window sashes and front porches,” Yannarelly said. When the paint peels and cracks, it makes lead paint chips and dust. About 70% of Vermont homes were built before 1978 and likely contain lead-based paint. For a while now I’ve been using the Bulls-Eye Clear Shellac Spray, which is super fast and simple to use. In Minnesota, family doctors order blood tests during pediatric checkups that measure lead levels; about 81% of children born in the state after 2014 have been screened for lead. Most lead-paint poisoning results from exposure to lead paint dust. I didn’t notice a change in the color with the sealer actually, it pretty much goes on clear. I use the 3M LeadCheck Swabs, they’re very cheap and super simple to use. I’m not sure how chalk paint would go over the sealer…but you can always test a small spot and see who it works! I have a tiny wooden rocking chair painted with heavy red paint. I would like to know if the yellow or red mark comes off after testing? Testing will determine if you have a lead paint hazard. It was a little tough to see initially, you can barely spot the faint yellow circle on the door, but after a few minutes it looked liked this: Next up is my vintage porch railings. Let me know if you have any questions and I’d love to hear if you have any tips of your own to share! “People are more worried about the next meal, paying the rent.”. But health department officials say it likely will take several more decades before the danger is gone. If you're anything like me, there's a good chance you are ready for a snack right now. I feel more confident working with old windows. The testing swabs have instructions on how to test with red lead paint. I like that. In the past, scraping lead paint required hiring a licensed—and costly—abatement contractor to remove and dispose of the lead-laced paint. I’d also recommend pouring your shellac into a disposable cup then dipping the brush in so that you don’t taint the whole can with chips that could show up in other projects. Thank you! “With Flint, Michigan, everyone is so paranoid about lead in water. Encapsulation should last upwards of 10 years if done correctly. One of the tips I came across a lot in my research was the importance of sealing items with lead paint. The BIN shellac based primer is by far my favorite. The dust will be at risk of being consumed by children as they crawl around. Would you just leave them too long and not sacrifice health and safety over a perfectly decorated home? 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