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Old 04-30-2014, 06:21 PM   #1
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Does anyone have information as to the regulations or requirements for the removal of lead based paint from the EXTERIOR of a home?

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Old 04-30-2014, 06:47 PM   #2
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Are you asking as a contractor or a home owner?

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Good point.
Big difference.
A DIY can do what ever they want.
A real licensed contractor needs a special license and classes to be able to do it.
Why does it need to be removed?
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Good point.
Big difference.
A DIY can do what ever they want.
A real licensed contractor needs a special license and classes to be able to do it.
Why does it need to be removed?
That's what I am asking. Does it need to be removed. A friend in another city wants to paint the exterior before selling the home. A contractor has said removal is necessary. Quotation is for $ 12k, trim only, siding is aluminum.
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It needs to be removed if its flaking and peeling like many old lead houses do. It's an expensive process for sure. The government estimates that it should add 15 - 20% to the normal cost of a paint job to abide by RRP. My numbers are generally higher than that, more like 20 - 30%.

Without getting into detail, RRP basically says;

Do not make lead dust.

If you must make dust it must be contained. (Heavy plastic, double barricade doors, etc..)

Do not create airborne dust. (dustless tools, vacs, etc..)

Keep everyone on site aware, and safe from potential exposure. (blocking off areas, respirators, etc..)

Inform the client at the beginning and clean up the mess to standards.
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It needs to be removed if its flaking and peeling like many old lead houses do. It's an expensive process for sure. The government estimates that it should add 15 - 20% to the normal cost of a paint job to abide by RRP. My numbers are generally higher than that, more like 20 - 30%.

Without getting into detail, RRP basically says;

Do not make lead dust.

If you must make dust it must be contained. (Heavy plastic, double barricade doors, etc..)

Do not create airborne dust. (dustless tools, vacs, etc..)

Keep everyone on site aware, and safe from potential exposure. (blocking off areas, respirators, etc..)

Inform the client at the beginning and clean up the mess to standards.
Thanks.

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