Health Info - Lead-based paint
Lead is a known health risk and must be handled properly. Never dry sand or sandblast lead-based paint.
Paints with high levels of lead can be found in homes or structures built before 1970. Sometimes these buildings may have been renovated and lead-based paint is covered by more recently applied paint. Lead-based paint is most likely to be found on window frames, doors, skirting boards, kitchen and bathroom cupboards, exterior walls, gutters, metal surfaces and fascias. It may also be found on interior walls, ceilings and areas with enamel paint.
In most circumstances lead-based paint can be covered but sometimes it must be removed.