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Old 03-05-2011, 06:33 AM
 
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I am in the middle of having the exterior of my 1952 house painted. Not one of the painters we interviewed mentioned anything about this law. It was not even something on our radar until I read this thread. Unfortunately the painter we hired pressure-washed the house and now there are millions of paint flakes all over the ground. I wish he would have used the plastic. I feel like I live in a toxic dump now with lead-contaminated dust and paint flakes all over the place. Obviously, there are many contractors out there doing work who are skirting this law and not informing consumers first.
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Old 03-07-2011, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Cherokee Nation
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I am in the middle of having the exterior of my 1952 house painted. Not one of the painters we interviewed mentioned anything about this law. It was not even something on our radar until I read this thread. Unfortunately the painter we hired pressure-washed the house and now there are millions of paint flakes all over the ground. I wish he would have used the plastic. I feel like I live in a toxic dump now with lead-contaminated dust and paint flakes all over the place. Obviously, there are many contractors out there doing work who are skirting this law and not informing consumers first.

It was explained to me when I recently was certified because of my line of work, it is interior renovations.

Now that I took it and spent the money, I was informed what I do, does not disturb any lead based coatings.
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Old 03-10-2011, 02:55 AM
 
Location: Norfolk
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It was explained to me when I recently was certified because of my line of work, it is interior renovations.

Now that I took it and spent the money, I was informed what I do, does not disturb any lead based coatings.
There is so much misinformation on this. Maybe that's why people are not up in arms - because they don't know what the EPA RRP really says.

It applies to both interior and exterior. The regulations regarding the exterior are especially egregious, as you are required to put up WARNING SIGNS and YELLOW TAPE warning people that the yard contains "potentially hazardous" materials.

Just imagine how *that's* going to help resale costs!

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