Product to safely encapsulate small amount of lead paint
Our house (recently moved in) has two old lamposts (the story is they are from Brooklyn) that are used as support columns in the kitchen. We had them tested for lead paint. Only the base came up with positive results. So posts are probably 12 inches in diameter. The amount that showed lead paint was probably 1.5 feet high on each post. The rest of the posts seem to not have lead because you can tell the paint has been remove and replaced more completely (there are more layers of paint at the bottom where it registered positive for lead).
We are debating all of the following and would LOVE any opinions to help decide what is the best thing to do to contain the lead:
1) leave it and paint some type of encapsulator over it (I’ve seen a few — LeadLock? ChildGuard? other product recommendation?)
2) remove it (using maybe a Dumond product made to safely remove lead called Peel Away) and try to have it repainted to match it’s historical look without the lead paint.
Does anyone have advice on which option to choose and also good products to use? Especially if we are going with option 1 I want to find something with low VOCs that won’t hurt the indoor air quality as the rest of the house is all low voc.
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