Lead Paint Testing Brisbane
Lead based paint testing up for properties in the Greater Brisbane Region.
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Lead Paint Testing
Cut an X into the pre existing coatings and thru to the bare timber
Prepare the lead testing kit ensuring all chemicals are mixed correctly and fluid is ready
Rub test kit into the X and if it turns pink then its confirmed lead paint is present
Frequently Asked Questions
As discussed above, there is a range of lead-detecting tests available to ascertain whether or not coats of paint contain lead. These can be easily applied and instantly identify how much of your property features lead-based paint, to work out how best to approach your project. Typically, houses built before 1970 in Brisbane are likely to contain lead paint. Most people used lead-based paint before the federal government banned it in 1978. If your house is pre-1950’s, then it’s likely to contain a higher concentration of lead, as paints in this time typically had higher concentrations of lead.
Most buildings built before 1970 contain asbestos. Due to safety precautions, we cannot do any chemical removal, water blasting or wet sand over asbestos. The asbestos needs to be entirely removed by a professional asbestos removalist.
We do not provide asbestos removal services, though we can refer you to someone who can help you.
Like lead-paint removal, asbestos needs to be undertaken by professionals due to the level of danger involved.
If your home features aged stucco on exterior walls, which was popular for decorative purposes in older homes, it may contain asbestos underneath. Unfortunately, we can’t prepare surfaces until all the asbestos is removed safely.
As experts in paint removal in Brisbane, we use products and methods that have been approved by both the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Queensland Government Department of Environment and Heritage Protection when we remove lead paint. Our team for lead paint encapsulation in Brisbane follows best-practice procedures to ensure that everyone on site is kept safe and isn’t unnecessarily exposed to any lead while we work.