How to Screen Your Paint for Lead

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Paint Samples

When taking paint samples, always look for older paint that is chipping or cracking. Do not disturb paint that is in good condition.

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Paint 1

Location: Inside Paint

1. Find chipping, peeling, or cracking paint from the oldest part of your home

2. Peel the backing of the tape on the card

3. Press sticky side to pick up paint from wall

4. Slide card back into the bag and place the sample in its pouch in the lead screening kit

5. Record the location of the sample on the online form and move to the next sample

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Paint Supplies
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Paint 2

Location: Outside Paint

1. Find chipping, peeling, or cracking paint from the oldest part of your home

2. Peel the backing of the tape on the card

3. Press sticky side to pick up paint from wall

4. Slide card back into the bag and place the sample in its pouch in the lead screening kit

5. Record the location of the sample on the online form and move to the next sample