Dealing With Lead: Encapsulation or Removal

Lead paint may be a thing of the past in the world of today’s paint formulas, but it still can be found in many older, existing structures. Whether you discovered it in a facility you recently acquired or maybe it was uncovered in a building you already own, you might be asking the question: what is the best way to deal with my lead paint?

After all, you obviously need to identify and eliminate it because of the health risk lead poses, but you also need to quickly get back to your normal operations.

Lead Encapsulation or Removal?

There are two primary options when it comes to dealing with lead paint:

  • Removal - This is a process that is best left to a professional. Lead paint needs to be contained as it’s removed, with careful attention paid to the dust, chips, and fumes. Additionally, it needs to be disposed of properly and legally.
  • Encapsulation - This is an option that is ideal in many situations. Rather than dealing with a complete lead removal process, a professional, industrial painting company can apply an encapsulant to your surface. The primary danger posed by lead paint is found when it is spread or airborne (particles, chips, and dust), so if it can be sealed and protected the risk of contamination is removed.

Ask an Industrial Painting Company!

Every situation is a bit different depending on your specific industrial or commercial environment. Contacting a professional painting company for input and help is the best way to deal with your lead paint issue. Why not contact us at Midwest Paint Service? We have decades of experience, and are willing to travel nationwide to meet your needs. Take a look at our services and let us know how we can help!