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Old 09-02-2015, 03:44 PM   #1
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Help with Lead Paint Test


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I am about to paint a room in my '74 house so I got a Lead Paint test. It looked OK, but when it started to dry it turned a bit pink/red... Take a look at the attached photo. What say you? Lead or just the orange stuff drying?

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There was ZERO red on the corners where I cut into the wall, only that red tinge where the liquid ran down the wall and dried.

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Just the orange stuff drying. Compare it to the test card. It is the exact same shade as the stuff OUTSIDE the circle. When there is lead, it is blood red like inside the circle.
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Just the orange stuff drying. Compare it to the test card. It is the exact same shade as the stuff OUTSIDE the circle. When there is lead, it is blood red like inside the circle.

This has been my assumption that Orange only is essentially a negative result. If you want be more sure, send a sample into a lab. In any case, dust from old oil based paint (lead added or not) isn't too good for you. Might as well take precautions with dust anyway.
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If you're just painting, it doesn't really matter if there is lead. By '74, I think lead was pretty much phasing out anyway.
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Copy. It wasn't the painting-over-it that I was worried about; I was going to sand the walls just a tad (as was recommended on the internets) and I was worried about the dust... then again, the top coat is most definitely NOT from before '78, so as long as I don't sand hard enough to get down a few layers then I should be fine.

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