Lead Safe Blitz – Removing exterior paint

it is time to start work at the clip in time Simon this is an hey hello our aunt is coming from the toffee teachers painting and lead abatement which is a big word I don't know what that means the letter Bateman basically use the process of removing lead-based paint safely just containing the area that's it okay and now actually Simon here knows quite a bit about lead safety but do you have any other tips for him yes so I mean the basic ones that we have to look at is just making sure you wear a good respirator just a dust mask we need to have protective gloves on just so the lead paint doesn't get into you into your nails and then just some old clothes first of all we'll lay down there yeah the stakes so we've got a containment area and then we'll take these sheets in so we've got a nice little curve at the back okay so I mean what I'm doing is actually just creating a sum down the back here's just that can paint all the water if any comes down and it just forces everything into that one point so when we're actually rolling this the plastic up we can contain it in that one area while we're doing this is just the stuff the the dust or any contaminants that we may produce while we're outside coming through and contaminating the inside of the UM the house itself okay so I'm we're just gonna put this some garbage bag underneath we're gonna scrape just taping in that way when we actually scrape it off with the water and everything or just run straight into the into the garbage bag we've got a scraper you've got some sugar soap in a spray bottle with some water we'll get you to do is actually spray it and then we scrape it but we're just need to put a mask on before we start lead paint removal should never be done in windy conditions even a slight breeze can carry lead dust off into your yard and surrounding areas Simon with this sort of area here we don't have flaking paints and we just want to smooth it out so we can actually just wet send it we've got sugar soap in the in the water so what we'll do is use a sponge to actually wet the surface then we use some wet and dry sandpaper to actually just smooth it off as you can see there's no dust and we have a towel down the bottom or some rags just to collect any sort of water runoff just so we don't contaminate anything else now you've done that now we can just wipe it off with a sponge and you'll see it's as easy as that after this kind of work your hair skin and clothes will be contaminated with lead dust so it's important to make sure you shower and change before you catch up with your kids or a pregnant partner work gear should be washed separately to save spreading the dust to other clothes now tell me what do we need to do to wrap this up basically we have to just fold the plastic on top of one another just to contain all the debris that we have in it and then we just dispose of it following local council regulations and I say you haven't even removed all of the paint no we only have to remove the flaking paint once we've done that we can then just encapsulate it with a good quality oil-based or water-based undercoat and then we can go on for me excellent well let you guys finish the job now as you can see this is what this is all about just are preventing the spread of lead particles that might come through dust or any debris that you create when removing old paint and the exact same principles apply on the inside of the house which is what we're going to do next go and check out some interior renovations and show you how you can do it safely

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