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Can I test my house for lead in the paint or do I have to

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Can I test my house for lead in the paint or do I have to hire a specialist? I want to sand down the trim and a door to repaint.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Home Improvement
Expert:  Eddie replied 11 months ago.

Hi Ann .......yes there is a kit you can use to test this is one of those

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Is it worthy to ask a professional to do the test?
Expert:  Eddie replied 11 months ago.

I would start with two of the kits .....the cost is nominal.........if you have small children that might put a chip in their mouth or after the tests that you feel uncomfortable then by all means sure put your mind at ease the more coats of paint you put over something the more encapsulated it becomes and less of a have to worry about chipping if and when it gets to that coat of lead

Expert:  Eddie replied 11 months ago.

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