Window Hero Webinar
Dealing with Lead Paint Safely During Window Restoration
Catherine Brooks, owner of Eco-Strip and a former board member of Lead Safe America, talks about how to safely deal with lead paint during home renovation projects. She is joined by Duffy Hoffman, a nationally known, third generation painter and restoration craftsman who continues to suffer the irreversible side effects of his 2007 lead poisoning. The two window experts will discuss techniques, equipment, and proper safety precautions when dealing with lead paint during a home renovation project.
Below is a video of Catherine and Duffy in Duffy’s workshop:
Equipment recommended by Catherine and Duffy for various lead paint removal projects:
Paint scraper: the sharper blades and pull-type scrapers not thin metal or plastic push scrapers like putty scrapers
Windows tool kit: specifically for removing dry, old paint and hard glazing putty from old windows
Water mister: for small area interior work, a handheld, plastic bottle with a mister pump is sufficient. For exterior work (when it is not very hot outdoors) a garden pump sprayer with the tube and hand wand works.
For any restoration work that involves using high heat guns to remove lead paint:
Plastic carpet protection with adhesive
Environmental Protection Agency lead safe resources
The EPA has a comprehensive lead safety resource for homeowners considering restoration projects in older homes that includes a comprehensive list of needed equipment.
Indow window inserts require no modifications to your original window frames, so an Indow insert installation will not disturb any lead paint that may be in your window frames.