As a Lake Oswego lead paint removal specialist, SFW Painting provides lead paint removal services that are both environmentally safe and highly effective. As such we use dependable and sustainable lead paint removal techniques such as lead paint encapsulation, UV scraping, and electric paint shaving—along with the time-tested tradition of good old-fashioned hand scraping. We never use harmful chemicals during lead paint removal because the whole purpose is to make your home a safer place to live.
Simply stated, lead paint is dangerous because it contains lead – and the lead is widely recognized as one of the most harmful substances in the environment today. Exposure to lead paint can cause lead toxicity which may result in low-level symptoms such as irritability and abdominal pain, but can also cause developmental delays, neurologic changes, and have detrimental effects on brain functioning. Before lead was recognized as such a toxic substance it was used routinely in household paint. If your home was built before 1978 it may have lead paint – it wasn’t until then that the EPA recognized the dangers of lead paint officially and banned its use.