Lead Paint is most likely to be found on window frames, doors, skirting boards, kitchen and bathroom cupboards, exterior walls, gutters, metal surfaces and fascias on properties built before 1970

Usually in the past few years, lead paint has been covered by more recently applied paint and becomes an issues of  health and safety when the paint deteriorates and becomes powdery or flaky.

The Dangers of Lead Paint

Exposure to lead is a major health hazard. If you currently see any cracking, holes, or chalking in lead paint that means your are breathing in amounts of toxic lead. Though it may be small amounts, it can accumulate to some serious toxic health problems.

Leads toxic substance can affect people of all ages and it is especially harmful to children, pregnant women and unborn babies.

Does Your Home or Building Have Lead Based Paint?

Lead paint is deceiving as there are no visible differences to non lead based paint. You can determine if your home or building had lead paint by following the lead paint presence below.

Lead Paint Presence in Australian Property:

Prior 1965: 50% | 1965 to 1992: 1% |1992 – 1997: 0.25% | 1997 – Curent: 0.1%

Though this doesn’t show confirmations of lead paint presence in your property, the best way for accuracy is to  perform a lead test that Intercoat Painting can offer for free with a consultation.