How to Safely Remove Lead Paint

Find out how to safely remove lead paint. If there's a lot of paint to be removed, hire an EPA-certified contractor instead of trying to do the job yourself. If it's exterior paint, it could fall into the dirt and toxify the soil around your house, posing a danger to children playing outside. Go to EPA.gov/lead to find out the requirements for renovation, repair and painting and get tips on what to do for various levels of lead exposure.