Fortunately, we will be able to take care of the lead paint ourselves, and it's not a huge area. The inspector noted some flaking paint on the concrete block foundation. We just have to scrape off all flaking paint, clean the area with a special degreasing agent, then repaint it. Steven did about eight lead check tests around the house, and they were all negative; however, there is still a chance that some lead-based paint could have been used previously and may flake off with the green paint that is now covering the foundation.
|Steven wearing a respirator while vacuuming up the flaking paint.|
We wanted to check out the state of things (as far as walls) upstairs, so Steven started a little demo (below). You can see the chimney behind the lath and plaster. The upstairs currently consists of four bedrooms (two generously sized) and a tiny half bath. We plan to completely redo the layout to have three bedrooms, a study, and one or two full baths. Any suggestions on how to go about this?