experience with reliable lead test kits


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Old 10-13-23, 01:27 PM
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experience with reliable lead test kits

need to strip an exterior steel railing and I'd like to be sure whether it is lead or not. the house is very old and I'm not sure when the railing was re-painted. are there are any good lead tests you have used in the past?

 

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Old 10-13-23, 03:00 PM
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I would expect to find lead in the black paint on wrought iron railings.
I've never tested for lead but refinish based on the assumption of lead.

I put a drop cloth down.
I wear a good mask.
I typically use a wire brush to remove loose paint.
When done.... discard drop cloth into large rubbish bag.
Use a good damp proof red primer and then a good paint.
 
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