cracked paint


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Old 03-16-01, 03:34 PM
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I just bought an old house and the paint on the walls is cracked. The walls are fine only the paint is cracked. I want to repaint the walls. How do I handle the cracked paint? I'm concerned about sanding because the paint has some lead in it and I don't want to create dust from this paint. Is there a way to paint over the old paint without removing it? What can I do?

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Old 03-17-01, 04:57 AM
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My suggestion for walls with lead based paint is to educate yourself on the subject first...

http://www.epa.gov/opptintr/lead/

http://www.aeclp.org/

Painting over old wall paint that has cracked but is not peeling will usually cover (if it is hairline cracks in the old PAINT, not the wall itself), testing a section to be sure would be wise, if it does not cover the cracks well for some reason then repriming the walls prior to painting may be nesasary.

Hope this helps.

 
 

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