Can you strip lead paint?
Accordingly, can I remove lead paint myself?
Removal. A variety of approaches are used to remove lead-based paints, such as wire brushing or wet hand scraping with liquid paint removers. Your contractor may opt to wet sand surfaces, and must use an electric sander equipped with a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filtered vacuum.
Similarly, it is asked, can you just paint over lead based paint?
Not any normal paint will safely cover lead-containing paint. To make sure that the paint, dust, and fumes are carefully controlled, a special type of paint known as an encapsulant must be used. It's applied over the lead-based paint as a sealant to prevent paint chips or dust from being breathed in or escaping.
Because toxic lead can easily be absorbed by inhaling fumes you should not strip lead paint with a heat gun, and try to minimise sanding which creates fine particles that can also be inhaled.