Window Hero Webinar
Stay Lead Safe 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.
Below is a video of Catherine and Duffy in Duffy’s workshop:
Equipment recommended by Catherine and Duffy for various projects involving lead paint:
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 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.