Lead Paint Removal Portland

SFW Painting Specializes in Lead Paint Removal

SFW Painting is an accredited and licensed Lead Safe Renovation Firm operating in Portland, Oregon that conducts comprehensive and professional lead paint inspections. Our complete inspection of your home includes examination and analysis of all painted surfaces as well as every layer of accumulated paint, in both the interior and exterior of your home. If lead paint is found in your home, we are available to provide an immediate and thorough lead paint removal process.

What’s the Problem with Lead Paint?

Lead paint contains lead, a metal that is known to be very toxic to humans and animals. When lead is ingested it can cause lead poisoning, which may result in a number of health problems, including internal organ and brain damage, seizures, unconsciousness, and, in high doses, death. Lead poisoning via lead paint is most well-known for its impacts upon children who are known to have suffered from learning disabilities and severe behavioral problems following lead exposure.

When paint gets old it begins to crack and chip, then fall to the floor surfaces of your home where children and animals may be prone to ingesting it. In the case of lead paint, this can result in lead poisoning. Lead paint is also inadvertently inhaled in the form of paint dust when old lead paint in doorways or window frames is disrupted through normal household use. For these reasons it’s a good idea to have your home checked for lead paint so that you can take precautions to safeguard your health and that of your family.

“We had dry rot to repair before repainting and were on a tight timeline. SFW met our deadline. On the job site, the painters were great, and their customer communication is a model of clarity and efficiency. SFW may not be the low bid, but the quality from top to bottom is worth every penny. I highly recommend!”

Esther L, Portland, Oregon

“We originally called SFW to fix some minor siding and wood rot. I was so impressed with their professionalism over the phone and in person, we chose them to paint the entire house. Their painters are very friendly and polite. We are very pleased with the results and highly recommend SFW Painting.”

Jim E, Portland, Oregon

“Great experience, from initial contact to final invoice payment. They were careful, considerate, thorough, and professional. Our estimate and work in progress accounting were fair, transparent, and responsive. I highly recommend SFW Painting for any interior painting job you may have.”

Linda F, Portland, Oregon

“SFW Painting is reliable and honest. We have used them for several projects at two different houses to fix water damage and many interior painting projects. They are very clear about what you should expect to pay, and they also accept credit cards. I will never use another painting or construction company again.”

Mallory B, Portland, Oregon

“SFW Painting did not try to oversell or scam. They took care of the job from start to finish and left the work areas clean. I have an old house, so they made sure to create containment areas to minimize lead paint dust. It might have cost a bit more than Joe Handyman, but they’ll do everything the right way.”

Mattison C, Portland, Oregon

We had some painting done at our home by David and Jimmy. They were very professional and courteous. Excellent work and I would recommend them in the future. In addition, Jay, the painting Manager was excellent, providing a face to face consultation and regular communications regarding our work tasks and scheduling.

Rick M, Portland, Oregon

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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.

Removing Lead Paint from Your Home

As a recognized Portland Lead Safe Renovation Firm, SFW Painting locates and removes all the lead paint in your home through implementing environmentally safe techniques. Electric paint shaving, UV Scraping, and good old fashioned hand scraping are all effective strategies to extract the lead paint in your home.

When removal is impossible or ill-advised, we employ lead paint encapsulation, which completely safeguards you and your family from contact with lead paint. In the end, your Portland home will be completely restored, freshly painted and safe from lead paint.

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The Advantage of SFW Painting Lead Removal

We are the lead paint removal specialist in Portland Oregon. Having provided lead paint removal as well as conventional painting services throughout Oregon for many years, SFW Painting is recognized as a premier full-service painting company. We embrace a customer-focused work ethic and always collaborate with clients to schedule a lead paint removal strategy that works best for your schedule and bank account. SFW Construction LLC, our parent company, is a general contractor, so if we encounter any structural issues with your home during the paint removal process, such as dry rot or siding repair needs, we can handle this at an affordable cost.

Portland Paint Contractor with Deep Roots in the Construction Industry

SFW Painting is a division of SFW Construction, LLC. We handle all the painting needs and if you need any repairs–like siding, dry rot, or anything else construction-related, SFW Construction steps in seamlessly to keep the project on schedule.