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Old 09-07-2016, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Myrtle Creek, Oregon
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I was in that business in 1970. Wall paints were latex. Trim paints and gloss paints were oil based, and could contain some lead. Typically they were used around windows and doors, and in kitchens. There was still quite a bit of asbestos in use, since we had no clue about its dangers and thought it was an inert, fireproof mineral. 1970 flooring, popcorn ceilings, cement board siding and pipe insulation was full of asbestos. Copper pipe was soldered using lead-based solder, and threaded pipe was screwed together using "white lead" pipe dope.
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Old 09-07-2016, 12:24 PM
 
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Ohio? Including DIY renovation?
Maryland, anything requiring a permit.

Also when we were considering selling about a year ago I was warned to expect any buyer to demand a lead/asbestos inspection. Luckily Radon remediation was done before we bought the house about a dozen years ago.
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Old 09-07-2016, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in America
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So don't eat any paint chips or lick the paint....It's probably been painted numerous times since lead paint was a thing. I grew up in an old house that had lead paint. I didn't lick the walls or eat the paints chips in the windows. I never ended up with learning disabilities from lead poisoning. I currently live in a house built in the 40's. You bet there's lead and asbestos here. Not a big deal. Don't disturb and it's fine.
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Old 09-08-2016, 05:44 AM
 
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So don't eat any paint chips or lick the paint....It's probably been painted numerous times since lead paint was a thing. I grew up in an old house that had lead paint. I didn't lick the walls or eat the paints chips in the windows. I never ended up with learning disabilities from lead poisoning. I currently live in a house built in the 40's. You bet there's lead and asbestos here. Not a big deal. Don't disturb and it's fine.
Lead paint is greatly over dramatized. Unless you have a small child that may pick up paint flakes off a peeling wall you don't have an issue. You have to ingest the paint for it to be harmful. If sanding, just wear a painters mask to prevent breathing any little particles.
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