Treating Lead Paint

treating lead paint

Process of Treating Lead Paint

Treating lead paint is a specialized and potentially hazardous task that should only be performed by trained professionals who are familiar with lead abatement procedures. Treating lead paint poses serious health risks, and improper removal or containment can result in contamination of the environment and harm to individuals. Here are the general steps that should be followed:

Inspection and Assessment:

Conduct a thorough inspection of the structure to determine the extent of lead-based paint and assess its condition. This inspection may require the use of lead testing kits and/or professional testing services.

Compliance with Regulations:

Ensure compliance with federal, state, and local regulations regarding treating lead paint. These regulations may vary, so it’s essential to research and follow the specific requirements for your location.


Establish containment measures to prevent lead dust and debris from spreading. This may include setting up barriers, using negative air pressure systems, and providing decontamination facilities for workers.

Treating Lead Paint with Abrasives

Several methods can be used for lead paint removal but the most efficient is abrasive blasting. Using Blastox blended abrasives is the most simple approach for removing and treating lead paint from any structure.

Treating Lead Paint with Blastox Blended Abrasives

 Blastox® has been used to successfully stabilize over 150,000,000 square feet of lead based paint. This success is owed to the One Step application of Blastox®. Since its available pre-blended with various media throughout North America, it is ready for application once the blended media reach your job-site for lead paint removal. There is no mixing, metering or additional application steps needed at the job site when using this technology. Also, you will not incur additional labor costs that other lead paint abatement techniques require. The spent abrasive waste can be tested via TCLP to classify the waste as non-hazardous once blasted.

It is crucial to engage experienced and certified lead abatement contractors for treating lead paint, as they have the necessary training and expertise to handle lead safely and effectively. Always consult with local environmental agencies and health departments for specific guidance and permits, as the regulations and requirements can vary depending on your location.

Commitment to Excellence

For more than 30 years, TDJ Group has assisted the metal casting industry (ferrous & non-ferrous), lead paint sandblasting, and soil remediation industries in the stabilization of heavy metal contaminated wastes. More than 1,000,000 tons of industrial wastes have been eliminated or safely stabilized using TDJ chemistries.

Our management & staff possess many technical degrees including PhDs, MBAs, MSs, BSs and CPAs. However, at TDJ Group, we never stop learning, which is why we have an on-going education program for our employees. This program provides continuing education units (CDUs) in specific areas of need and encourages various industry certifications.