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Re: Re: Refinishing Furniture


    I have older cabinets that had lead paint on them. I can tell you what I did. The important thing aout removing lead paint is not to create dust. That means no sanding at all. If you really need to remove the lead paint yourself, purchase one of those brush on paint removers. The paint usually bubbles up and then comes off very easily without creating dust. I would use TSP to wash the furniture down. TSP neutralizes the lead.  Of course the paint chips that come off will be full of lead and toxic. For a piece of furniture, I would do this outside and on a piece of plastic so the lead chips don’t get into the soil.(I did this with all my cabinet doors) When you are done, carefully wrap up the piece of plastic and dispose of it in the trash. It would also be smart to wear a mask along with protective gloves when doing this.