Today I am patching a ceiling in my bathroom and that involves some painting. (Yes, the Pope is in town and all the major roads are closed so I took a vacation day to spend on a ladder.) My house is pretty old so I had some folks asking me if I was worried about lead paint. I don’t have kids or pets, and I don’t make a habit of licking my walls, but its a legit question none-the-less.
This article, written by my Timothy Dahl, explains how to test for lead paint on your own before you start your reno project. Pay special attention if your home was built prior to 1950. You can get a kit for around $40 these days, sometimes cheaper. Check out Timothy’s article to see how to administer these tests without hiring a professional: How to Perform a DIY Lead Test
Have a great weekend,
For those of you that are new around here, OPP stands for Other Peoples Projects. Be sure to check out some of the past week’s OPP’s while you visit.