How do I deal with LEAD PAINT?

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Hello! I’m looking for some insight on lead paint. From what I understand, as long as it’s not peeling, you can just paint over it. I just want to verify that this statement is correct with people who have encountered it. And if it is peeling, about how much does it usually costs to scrape and repaint the entire interior of a 1000-1500 sq ft home? I know how serious lead paint is and that it’s really expensive to deal with, so I’ll probably only go into a situation with possible lead paint if nothing is peeling. (That is if the statement I made above is true) Thank you in advance for any insight on this!
Originally posted by @Dakota Ochoa :
Hello! I’m looking for some insight on lead paint.

From what I understand, as long as it’s not peeling, you can just paint over it. I just want to verify that this statement is correct with people who have encountered it. And if it is peeling, about how much does it usually costs to scrape and repaint the entire interior of a 1000-1500 sq ft home?

I know how serious lead paint is and that it’s really expensive to deal with, so I’ll probably only go into a situation with possible lead paint if nothing is peeling. (That is if the statement I made above is true)

Thank you in advance for any insight on this!

 If I remember correctly, lead paint went away in 1978. So, if the property has been painted since then, it probably isn't a problem. I've fixed & fliped some pretty old houses (1900, 1909, 1924) and all that was needed was to paint over everything. I didn't encounter any peeling paint in those projects so I can't answer beyond what my experience has been.

@Dakota Ochoa You might try Peel Stop primer if painting potentially lbp. You have signed a disclosure saying you recived a gov. pamphlet entitled “ “your family and lead based paint.” It is on the Internet. Read it. Basically do not sand or disturb interior lbp. Seal and paint over. Above all do not get the dust in your hvac vents and breath it daily for years.

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Thank you for your input! I used to work for a remodeling company and we had done 1 house many years ago that had lead paint and needed to be scraped. We had to wear suits, respirators, safety glasses, and gloves. And we had to catch all the paint chips with tarps and make sure we didn’t leave any chips on the ground anywhere. That house belonged to a church next door to it. But I don’t know how much it cost them to have us do that work.