How serious is your painter about lead dust?

The EPA regulates and licenses painting contractors to make sure they are using lead-safe practices when sanding homes built before 1978.  One of the safety regulations requires the use of plastic on the ground to catch paint dust that escapes the vacuums used with sanders.  When the situation calls for it, or there’s a breeze, […]

Attention to detail is critical during sanding on this Essex Fells home.

        Good preparation and a clean, solid base is critical in making a paint job last.  Sanding is underway at this Essex Fells home that features great architectural details like the corbel pictured above.  Sanding the corbel and the surrounding soffit to bare wood ensures a great surface for bonding primer application. […]