Removing old lead paint can be hazardous if not carried out correctly. Intercity Contractors provide a lead paint removal service to ensure this sort of work is carried out correctly and professionally.
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In years gone by lead was added to paint to increase durability and resist moisture especially on metalwork which could corrode. Once a widely used paint has now been phased out due to health concerns over the added lead.
Lead paint removal is the process of removing older lead based paint from a surface or item. During this process precautions have to be taken to prevent the exposure of lead to workers or the general public.
Older buildings can sometimes have diminished coatings on the outside due to weather and other factors causing erosion. The lead paint will need to be removed first before a new coating can be applied.
Samples can be taken to fully determine if a paint contains lead prior to work being carried out. We work with a laboratory who tests paint samples and can give us a definitive answer to any questions.
Our technicians then secure the area from the general public and other workers as lead can be hazardous. This then makes it possible for the lead paint removal to be carried out in a safe and secure manner. We have our own lead paint removal decontamination units along with extractors to minimise the risk when working with lead paint.
Once this is completed and checked, shot blasting can then take place using our specialist equipment. Old buildings usually contain lead paint, so it is of utmost importance that the features of these buildings are retained. The removal of lead paint is carried out carefully by our fully qualified and experienced shot blasting team.
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Removing old lead paint and replacing it with a more modern coating will solve any issues with diminished paint. Lead was banned in paints in 1992 due to its health concerns when ingested or inhaled as particles.
Not all lead paint needs to be removed however, if your paint is in good condition then it poses no risk as long as it’s monitored for damage. This is rare though when dealing with older buildings as their age often means damage will have occurred.
Our specialist equipment allows us to give a new lease of life to an older building. The team we have will use shot blasting equipment to accomplish this. Health and safety will be improved as lead based paints will be replaced by a safer, more modern alternative.
Lead paint removal has a wide range of uses both within the domestic and commercial sectors, some of these uses are listed below:
Our specialist team can quickly and effectively remove lead paint from any type of building or surface. We offer a free quotation service – so whatever you require, we are on hand to offer our advice and help you every step of the way.
The experience we have acquired has enabled us to build an extensive portfolio of lead paint removal including listed buildings, residential housing and much more.
Here at Intercity Contractors, we take pride in working to the highest possible standards on every project we undertake. Our experience and understanding are second to none, ensuring every job we carry out is tailored to your specific requirements.
Our Coventry facility covers the Midlands area such as:
Our London facility covers the whole Greater London area.
“I went to Intercity Coventry to have some car parts for my classic Alpina and my MINI GP shot blasted and painted. I am very happy with the results and can’t wait to get them on the cars!”
“My gates look amazing. Intercity shot blasted my old gates and made them look new with a lovely paint. Thank you.”
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