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Old 11-04-2010, 06:35 AM   #1
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I have a twin in Philadelphia Pa, built sometime in the 60's. NOTHING interior done since about 69 - 70. Paint is flaking in couple bedrooms, water damage from leaking pipe (repaired) in living room, generally entire house, (not SO much in bedrooms) coverered in nictotine stains, general dirt/greasy hand stains. I am not sure how much insulation is in the walls, I know there is some, (from small hole in living room wall) but would be orginal to house.

Do I NEED to remove all the old drywall and replace with new? Can I cover up old drywall with new 3/8" and it would look ok? Should I remove old sheetrock JUST to replace insulation?

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One thing to consider: a house built in the 60's has a good chance of having lead paint. Expensive to have removed and disposed of.

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I just gutted my son's bedroom & removed everything
While the walls were open I updated the electric
Installed new R13 insulation

Prior owner had installed 3/8" over the old lathe rock wall
They used deck screws
The walls looked OK...long as they are mudded right
But the trim on the top of the base was removed to add the 3/8"
It did not look right

Any kids in the house ?
Lead paint is a concern, especially if it is flaking
I did my demo while my son was in FL for a week
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I just gutted my son's bedroom & removed everything
While the walls were open I updated the electric
Installed new R13 insulation

Prior owner had installed 3/8" over the old lathe rock wall
They used deck screws
The walls looked OK...long as they are mudded right
But the trim on the top of the base was removed to add the 3/8"
It did not look right

Any kids in the house ?
Lead paint is a concern, especially if it is flaking
I did my demo while my son was in FL for a week
No kids will be LIVING there, unless you consider my 28 year old son, LMAO. But I will have Grandsons 3 and 5 visiting often. The paint that I am refering too is on the walls and ceilings. That wouldn't have lead would it? I ALWAYS THOUGHT that the lead paint was oil based and on wood work. BUT I HAVE been wrong before. The trim and window sill will be replaced throughout the house. MY concern with the flaking paint was removing it and it still being seen through the NEW paint. By the way do you know the difference between spackle and sheetrock mud? I thought they were the same thing?

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EPA guidelines say any home built pre-1978 is at risk for lead paint and should be tested.....
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Lead dust can settle on floors, walls, and furniture. Under these conditions, children can ingest lead dust from hand-to-mouth con- tact or in food. Settled lead dust can re-enter the air through cleaning, such as sweeping or vacuuming, or by movement of people throughout the house.

Lead was used as a pigment and drying agent in "alkyd" oil based paint. "Latex" water based paints generally have not contained lead. About two-thirds of the homes built before 1940 and one-half of the homes built from 1940 to 1960 contain heavily-leaded paint. Some homes built after 1960 also contain heavily-leaded paint. It may be on any interior or exterior surface, particularly on woodwork, doors, and windows.

Lead-based paint is a major source of lead poisoning for children and can also affect adults. In children, lead poisoning can cause irreversible brain damage and can impair mental functioning. It can retard mental and physical development and reduce attention span.

You need to follow the guide-lines for removal if disturbing lead paint. Completely portioning off the room with plastic (air-tight), creating a negative pressure there and wearing disposable outer clothing and breathing apparatus, not just a painter’s dust mask. More basic requirements: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/pubs/5054.html
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