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Friday, August 28, 2009

Are your old paint chipped windows safe??


Recently I received a comment from Cherie regarding decorating with old paint chipped windows that possibly might contain LEAD. Thank you {by the way} for bringing this to my attention. I LoVe old paint chipped windows, doors, etc...and I have a ton in my house. This really had me worried...I can't believe I hadn't thought about it seriously until now. Sooo...today I went to Home Depot and bought a lead paint detector and guess what...{3} of my items I had in my house for decoration... tested positive for lead paint. EEEK!! Thankfully...I don't have a little one crawling on the floor putting everything in her mouth. I don't really want to freak everyone out about this...but it is so important for the health of you and your family. I think sometimes we get caught up in {how cute it is} and forget to check to see if it will harm us or our family.
Needless to say...those items are decorating the outside of my house now :) Anyways, I will still love old things...but in the future... I think I will be a bit more careful on what I will bring in my home. So...go check all of your old painted windows etc. and make sure yours are safe. The testing kit I bought was under $7 and only took a couple of minutes. Definitely worth that peace--of-mind. Thank you Cherie!!

3 comments:

  1. You can paint them with a sealer(poly)...it will block the lead (just like you paint any peeling walls that may contain lead to seal it in)

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  2. Great idea Paint all old wood with the sealer (poly).
    hugs

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