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Should I Be Concerned About Lead When Refinishing Old Furniture? — Good Questions

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jul 27, 2013 01:08 AM
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by Regina Yunghans last modified Jul 26, 2013

Q: I often buy second hand pieces of furniture to refurbish, which usually involves stripping and sanding off old layers of paint and stain. The last few pieces I have gotten my hands on got me thinking about the possibility of lead in existing layers of paint, due to the older age of the furniture. I have read that some of the DIY lead kits are not always accurate, so now I'm questioning whether I should be sanding away the old layers so freely. I definitely cannot afford to call in a professional each time I buy an old piece of furniture, so I was wondering if any other DIY'ers have any suggestions or tips for me. Thanks! More        






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