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.
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.