Why is lead paint so dangerous?
Lead paint becomes a danger to people and animals when the paint gets damaged or disturbed. Lead is a toxic substance that can affect people of all ages, and it is especially harmful to children, pregnant women and unborn babies.
Once lead enters the body, it accumulates and can pose a health hazard over time. Home renovators are in the most danger, as lead dust and paint chips can remain in the home and garden for years after work has been completed.
How can I tell if my home or business has lead paint?
It is important to remember that lead based paint cannot be identified by its appearance, which is why it is important to test all surfaces and layers of paint on older properties, prior to removal. Prior to 1970, many paints contained high levels of lead, which is why it is important to test the paint on older properties. Wilko Painting can visit your property and provide you with a free lead paint test and quote.
Recommended amounts of led in domestic paint:
Prior to 1965: 50%
1965 to 1992: 1%
1992 – 1997: 0.25%
1997 – Now: 0.1%
How will Wilko Painting safely remove the lead paint?
Wilko Painting uses Alderson Sanders back pack sanding machines to safely and efficiently remove lead paint. Enviromats are used to allow water to flow through, though catch all paint flakes, eliminating contamination of surrounding areas. Protective gear is worn by our painters, and signage and barriers are used as necessary, to keep everyone safe.
Why choose Wilko Painting for your painting and lead paint removal needs?
- Fully Insured and QBCC Licensed
- Dulux Accredited / Painter of the Year 2014 and 2015
- Winner Master Painters Awards for Excellence 2017
- We don’t sub-contract work to other painting companies
- 100% satisfaction and workmanship guarantee
- We are registered with Pegasus and Ebix Trades Monitor
- We provide upfront quotations with recommendations and open discussions
Pictured: The type of device that we typically use for lead paint removal.
Pictured: We use dropsheets to ensure that all lead paint flakes are removed.