SFW Painting Specializes in Lead Paint Removal
Accredited and licensed as a Lead Safe Renovation Firm in McMinnville, SFW Painting provides comprehensive professional lead paint inspections and lead paint removal. Our thorough examination of your home entails looking at all painted surfaces – and all layers of accumulated paint – to check for and remove lead paint, in both the interior and exterior of your home.
The Problem with Lead Paint
Back before the lead was determined to have highly adverse health effects, it was added to paint for a variety of reasons. The lead was used as a pigment to create specific colors of paint, to decrease the time it took for paint to dry – which was helpful with large-scale domestic painting – and to make the paint more durable, long-lasting, and resistant to moisture. Paint-makers and professional painters probably figured using lead in paint was safe because they didn’t imagine people eating the paint off the walls. But they failed to think about what happens when the paint gets old and begins to crack and peel, falling in chips and pieces to the floor where children are wont to put just about anything they find into their mouths. Unfortunately, quite a few children suffered from this mistake, contracting learning disabilities, internal organs, and brain damage, as well as behavioral problems. Adults suffered too, after breathing in lead paint dust, as high levels of lead poisoning can cause seizures, unconsciousness, and death.
Why was Lead Added to Paint in the First Place?
Lead was originally included in paint because it acted as a pigment to create desired colors. It also decreased the time for the paint to dry and made the paint more durable and weather-resistant. Unfortunately, whoever made paint in the early and mid-20th century didn’t think about the potential hazards of using a toxic heavy metal in household applications. Or perhaps they knew about it and lacked the ethics to not include it from paint. Either way, in 1978 the EPA banned the use of lead in paint; though many homes built before that time still contain this toxic substance.
Getting Rid of the Lead Paint in Your Home
SFW Painting can locate and remove the lead paint in your home, giving you a safer place to live. We do this by employing a number of environmentally safe techniques, such as lead paint encapsulation, electric paint shaving, and UV Scraping, alongside the tried and true method of hand scraping. The end result is a McMinnville lead paint removal process that leaves all painted surfaces in your home fully restored and safe.
The Advantage of SFW Painting Lead Removal
The main advantage of having us remove your paint is we are extremely experienced and reputable for our work. Another is that we collaborate with you to find a lead paint removal strategy that coincides with your schedule and your bank account. Lastly, our parent company, SFW Construction LLC, is a general contractor – which means that if we encounter any problems with the structure of your home, such as dry rot or siding repair needs, we can include this in the work at a cost that will be as affordable as possible.
Great experience, from initial contact through to final invoice payment. Painters (Wendy & Max) were careful, considerate, thorough, and professional. The estimate and work in progress accounting was fair, transparent, and responsive. Highly recommended.
SFW from start to finish on my two decks were exemplary. Alex and Bryan supervised their team and were kind, professional and kept me in the loop every step. They were also very clean and timely. I highly recommend this company for any of your construction needs.
Greg and team did a great job of managing the project. Work was done in a timely and efficient manner and communications were clear and professional. Any follow up items were quickly addressed and I am very pleased with the paint work that was done.