Can we paint over lead paint in kitchen cupboards


Old 02-10-06, 09:08 PM
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Can we paint over lead paint in kitchen cupboards

Hi! We're redoing our 56 yr old kitchen. The interiors of the cupboards are in a lovely turquoise color, original - 56 yrs old! Because the paint is so old we're thinking it may well be lead paint. Is there any way we can use a special primer and prime and paint over the paint without any sanding, just washing them down? We'd sure be interested in any help! Thanks so much in advance!
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Old 02-11-06, 05:53 AM
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If the old paint is adhering well, and not chipping or peeling, it's OK to paint over it (even if it's a little chipped it's OK, just not real bad...)
I would suggest a shellac-based primer for the best seal
Personally I would use Zinser's BIN
It must be used with good ventilation and a respirator (remove any pet birds too), but once it's done, it's done
Then you can use any type/kind of quality paint over that with no worries
Old 02-11-06, 03:15 PM
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Hi Slickshift,

Thanks so much - we appreciate the advice! Have a great day!
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