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Painting over lead paint on Victorian door

Postby DIY Newbie91 » Fri Dec 17, 2021 10:35 am

I have an old Victorian door with white paint that is likely to contain lead paint.

Can anyone recommend a paint I can use to paint over lead paint? I effectively want to encapsulate it so it is safe. I have googled this and see that there are different options (epoxy, polyurethane) but I really need someone to recommend something I can use, ideally with a link to purchase it? I don't want to buy the wrong type...


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Gorilla Glue heavy duty grab adhesive

Postby stoneyboy » Sun Dec 19, 2021 12:03 am

Hi diynewbie91,
It is difficult to recommend a particular brand of paint however do use oil based paint for both undercoat and top coat. In my experience it is best to avoid one coat paint.
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