However, as previously mentioned, the house must meet the criteria. It would help if you find a professional with lead paint experience before making a decision. Using new paint over the lead paint may be considered a less expensive option than lead paint removal and “safer” in the short term as lead dust and debris would not get released into the environment. Besides, the encapsulation must be monitored over time to stay up-to-date with exposure to lead chips and dust. Encapsulation should last upwards of ten years if done correctly. If by chance, it starts to peel, you should take action immediately.
Similarly, suppose the lead paint you are looking to encapsulate is peeling or flaking off. In that case, encapsulation is not a good recommendation. Once the paint starts to deteriorate, the risk of lead dust spreading increases drastically. You should no longer paint over the lead paint. This technique will cause the paint to flake and peel along with the application of the new paint. If the house starts to show paint failure signs, such as peeling and blistering, the paint may release lead dust, which you need to stop immediately.