Before any full lead paint removal project begins it’s important to determine which product will work effectively to remove the current coatings that are on the substrate, this is called a lead paint removal test.
By using masking tape we will create a 2 column grid and label each of the products we will use.
After 48 hours we return to check and remove the first column. When removing the lead paint removal chemical it’s important for us to ascertain whether the lead paint coating is being removed back to a completely naked substrate.We call this a “clean strip” which generally will happen when there is a solid lead paint coating over the entire surface. When the existing coatings are “patchy” due to previous remedial attempts this will cause mixed results of “ clean strips” and “ corrupt strips”.
In the event that the first column is successful we remove both columns at the same time.