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Lead was removed from residential paint products in 1978 by the EPA. However, many homes built before then still contain multiple layers of lead paint under newer layers of acrylic lead-free paint. Another important thing to mention is that lead paint itself was designed to migrate into the fibers of the wood siding and trim. This makes the wood material itself just as harmful as the paint. The older the home the more likely that lead is present and the higher the concentration and potency of the lead additives used.
When hiring a painting contractor, making sure that they are an EPA Certified Lead Safe Firm is one of the most important things you can do for your family and for your home.
We do it the right way.
Not all painting companies and independent painters are EPA Certified, hiring a non EPA certified contractor to work for you could have huge potential risks to you and your family’s health. The process of preparing a home for painting involves several stages that can easily spread lead paint chips and dust. From power washing to scraping to sanding – if the right approach, materials, and equipment are not used you will most likely find chips in your garden beds, dust inside of your home, and debris on adjacent properties creating issues with your neighbors.
Being an EPA-certified firm isn’t cheap. Costs include worker training, safety gear, high-quality materials, and expensive paint removal equipment. You will certainly notice the difference in the end whether you hire a non-compliant contractor or you hire us, the team that does is the safe way and right way. The difference in practice and result is stark. From the first step of the scraping process through to the washing, prep, and application of finish coats- we will take the utmost care to contain and properly dispose of lead on your home.
Low-VOCs keep you safe.
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) or “solvents” are a group of chemicals that are found in many products used today to build and maintain our homes. Once these chemicals are in our homes they are released into the indoor air we breathe.
For interior AND exterior use, we strive to use products that have the lowest possible VOC counts while still maintaining our high expectations for appearance and durability. We have completely removed all high VOC oil and lacquer-based primers and paints from our interior product line and have dramatically reduced the VOCs present in our exterior products. With low-VOC and ultra-low-VOC products comprising the majority of our interior paint offerings, we can also provide Zero-VOC and Green options upon request!