6 MIN READBanned from residential paints in 1978, lead paint is in the majority of homes built before that year. Lead poisoning is caused by paint that is flaking, peeling, chipping, and chalking, or by dust during a repair project. However, by following the EPA guidelines, we can safely contain the dust and keep your home lead-safe and worry-free.
3 MIN READPrecision masking includes masking windows, floors, and personal items with the correct masking material, i.e., plastic film or masking paper for nonbreathable surfaces, landscape fabric for plants, and breathable areas. By ensuring tight masking on lead containment, it's also paramount for safety.
3 MIN READAs the Pacific Northwest leader in lead-safe renovations, SFW Painting can remove the old paint and give you a new look that brings out the best in your home. We pay special attention to detail during this process as we want to leave no lead dust particles behind! Lead paint removal and lead paint abatement is something we do well.
3 MIN READHave you checked your home for lead paint? Do you see visible signs of cracking and peeling paint but can not confirm it’s lead? Buying or living in a home built in or before 1978, prior to the ban on the use of lead paint, can leave you wondering whether or not the house has lead paint.
1 MIN READHomes that were constructed in the early 20th century were often made with lots of hardwood flooring; however, over time, many homeowners have decided to paint the hardwood floors.
1 MIN READThe reason for this is that lead paint is harmful to human health. Ingestion of lead paint, via breathing lead paint dust particulates or otherwise coming into close contact with lead paint, can cause lead poisoning.
1 MIN READIn accordance with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulatory standards, the Festool Dust Extractor removes 100% of the dust particulates created by the Festool HEPA Sander.
1 MIN READThe Festool Power Shaver represents top-of-the-line professional lead paint removal equipment. It is one of the latest paint removal technologies on the market that SFW Painting uses to ensure the highest quality lead paint removal on your home.
1 MIN READOne important machine used to remove lead paint from wood floors is the Festool HEPA Sander, which functions through suctioning lead paint particulates into a Festool Dust Extractor system.