Lead Paint Removal Brisbane

Lead Paint Encapsulation Brisbane

Lead based paint encapsulation for properties in the Greater Brisbane Region.

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example of localised paint failure

An example of localised paint failure

When we talk about paint failure, it can either be localised or large scale paint failure. Localised means it’s located in specific sections of the home, which can apply to both internal and external walls. Large scale paint failure tends to affect the majority of the walls of your home and is typically found on exterior walls due to weather damage.
Usually, if the paint failure is localised, it’s the area of the home that is exposed to the elements. Many north-facing dwellings, for example, can see significant paint failures towards the bottom two-thirds of the weatherboards that are entirely exposed to the sun. The shade provided by your roof typically protects the top area of your exterior walls.
Large-scale paint failure requires total removal, but we can take a slightly different approach to deal with localised paint failure. We can use lead paint encapsulation for those areas that don’t require complete removal. Encapsulation refers to preparing lead paint surfaces so you can paint over them safely.
Encapsulants are materials we can apply over lead-based paint that seals the paint to a surface. This sealing helps to prevent the release of paint chips or dust.
This method provides a barrier between the paint and the environment. Using regular paint over the top of lead-based paint will not seal the lead paint underneath or prevent paint damage.
We can only undertake lead paint encapsulation on clean, solid, and dry surfaces. We cannot encapsulate any surface that has paint damage. Any damaged lead paint must be entirely removed.
house with localised paint failure

Encapsulation can be a good option where a home is impacted by localised paint failure

house with localised paint failure
This home shows signs of paint failure on the weatherboards and window frames
For those localised areas of paint failure, we recommend using a wet sander and preparing the surface by masking off all windows and installing a containment barrier. This containment barrier effectively seals off the entire area around the lead-affected boards so that when the paint is scraped off, it’s fully contained within the barrier and can be disposed of safely. The wet sander is used on the affected boards, scraping the paint off as the team goes, so it’s a relatively quick solution.
Once all the lead paint has been successfully removed, the benefit of using a wet sander means that the coating is kept wet, so no debris enters the air. Because it’s been sanded back, the surface is ready to be primed straight away, so it’s prepared for painting. It’s important to understand that the new paint won’t stick if the surface isn’t appropriately treated and the primer isn’t correctly applied.

Lead Paint Encapsulation Process

Firstly all the heavy preparation is undertaken using lead safe methods

All the surfaces are primed with a specialise paint to create adhesion and encapsulate the lead

Now our painters can continue painting the project with normal painting procedures

Frequently Asked Questions

Removing lead paint can be expensive. The average cost is $130 per square metre, although several factors can impact the total price of your project, such as the type of home you own. For example, post-war homes typically cost half the price of a Queenslander, which are usually larger than post-war homes and more intricate.

Other aspects such as pressed-metal roofs, interior surfaces, VJ ceilings, fireplaces and inconsistent test-patch results can all impact the cost of your project. If you have large, flat spaces and can remove windows and doors before we begin removing paint, this can help reduce your costs.

As a top-rated service for house paint removal in Brisbane, we offer obligation-free quotes to help you understand how much removing the lead paint on your home is likely to cost.

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Wet sanding works like typical sanding without the dust, which is dangerous when removing lead paint. Using a wet sander means we keep the surface of the walls wet during sanding. We usually use water or another safe liquid solution, which allows us to sand the surface without the risk of any dust escaping.

It wasn’t until the 1970s that we discovered how dangerous even minor exposure to lead could be to humans. Before this, it was generally believed lead poisoning only occurred by being exposed to large amounts of lead.

Lead was used in paint for several reasons. Firstly, it’s a reasonably cheap material. It also helps to accelerate drying time and can improve corrosion resistance. Lead can also help to form a barrier against mould. Thankfully, a range of modern products that offer these benefits without using any lead is now available.

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#1 Choice for Lead Paint Encapsulation in Brisbane, Queensland

Lead Paint Removal Brisbane is located at 22/47 Park Road, Brisbane, Queensland, 4064, AU. From Brisbane Airport (BNE) continue to East-West Arterial Rd and then drive from Airport Link and M3 to Petrie Terrace. Take the exit toward State Rte 32/Milton Rd/City/Toowong/Ipswich from M3 and use any lane to turn right onto Milton Rd/State Route 32. Turn left onto Park Rd and then Surepaint will be on the right.

We’re open 8am – 4pm Monday – Friday. Saturday and Sunday Closed.

For additional questions you can call us at 0480 026 056.

Lead Paint Removal Brisbane provides high quality services across Greater Brisbane, from the Inner City Suburbs to the Moreton Bay, Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western suburbs.