Lead tests reliable?
My house was built in 1923. The woodwork is covered in several layers of horrible paint. Green, blue, yellow, white, white, and white. The top layer is peeling off. My guess is the previous owners slapdashed latex paint over oil? Without any kind of primer.
Anyway, I have chipped away at the layers and have tried 2 different a lead tests several times and all came up negative. Everyone and their uncle says I have lead paint. People who come to work in the house almost go out of their way to inform me of this and so I buy more tests. All negative.
Is it possible there is no lead paint in this 1923 house? I have kids and need