Heritage Cottage In Ashfield NSW
Sensitive Lead Paint Stripping & Eco Painting
Lancaster Painters Australia were hired to sensitively remove lead paint from the internal walls and woodwork of five rooms in an 1870’s workman’s duplex cottage in Ashfield. Prior to commencement of works, we performed lead testing on all surfaces to determine the levels of lead contamination. High levels of lead were discovered in the red lead primer behind the paint used for the solid plaster walls.
Sensitive poultice lead stripping and removal work was performed to Lead Safe Australian Standards AS 4361.2:1998 specification on lead paint stripping. Plastic was laid extensively over the floors, the light fittings, doors, windows etc. to protect them during the process of works and to contain the lead contaminants. We erected lead abasement signs and ensured all workers wore protective clothing and masks to protect them from contamination. Cleaning throughout the process of works required the use of a hepa vacuum cleaner and washing down of surfaces. On completion of the lead stripping work, we sealed the surfaces and performed more lead tests to ensure zero levels of contamination had been achieved. Rubbish created by the works and protective clothing and masks were placed in lead containment bags and sealed them for safe disposal as per council regulations.
“I would highly recommend Lancaster Painters. I found them to be very knowledgeable and thorough as well as easy and pleasant to deal with. Removing lead is a delicate process and Lancaster Painters handled everything with great care and attention to detail. They kept me informed of every stage and I’m convinced that the walls in my house are now in a better condition than they were when they were built.” Elinor McDonald.
Sustainable Eco Painters
As sustainable eco painters, we applied natural paint from Bio Products Australia with no VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) after filling and wet sanding the surfaces. Preparation and repaint work work was performed to the Australian Industry Standards. More.