Lead paint & Prep?
Hello all! I am getting quotes for the exterior of our home to be prepped and painted. It involves taking down a layer of ugly shake shingles, then prepping the clapboard, and then painting it.
The first guy said he would powerwash, scrape, and then sand the surface of the clapboard to provide an appropriate surface for the new paint to adhere.
The second guy said he will powerwash, scrape three ways, and then paint. He said since the house was built before 1978 the paint is most likely lead and regulations don't allow sanding lead paint.
Is there any way aroudn this or any other method? We don't think that paying for a professional preparation for the wood will be worth it if it can't be sanded down appropriately...if we just scrape it, then it won't look as good and paint will start peeling again earlier. Unless I'm mistaken.
Does anyone know about this or have any ideas?
If it can't be sanded down in some way shape or form we may just put vinyl up because we aren't willing to pay good money just to have to paint in five years again when it peels right back up.