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How to seal NOT remove lead paint from antiques

Posted by Nina Schwinghammer on January 21st, 2001 12:26 PM
In reply to pre EPA by bc on January 18th, 2001 11:10 AM [Go to top of thread]

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Hi there,

I seem to be the only "nut" who likes to actually buy
antique furniture and architectural elements with lead paint on
them. I have found tons of articles on how this will kill me and
my children, but none on how to possibly preserve the lead paint and seal
it in. I have been putting a coat of clear, matte urethane on my lead
painted stuff. Does anyone out there know if this will reduce, or
eliminate the danger of poisoning? I love the look of chippy old paint,
and need to find a way to convince my husband that we all won't die of
lead poisioning soon. Please help!

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