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Lead Paint

Posted by Dale McCririe on November 15th, 1997 09:45 PM
In reply to Lead Paint Removal by Maxine Peltier on November 11th, 1997 11:00 AM [Go to top of thread]

I have removed a lot of lead paint both on the interior and exterior of my house almost exclusively with heat plates and guns. The vaporization temperature of lead is higher than the guns or plates will go. This is not true of flames (such as propane torches). The chemical strippers will also work but they are caustic and expensive. Sanding is dangerous as you will aerosolize the lead and suck it into your lungs. Be sure to wash your hands before eating and avoid the dust when possible. Keep fire extinguishers available whenever you use heat guns. Good Luck

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