Old door into headboard

teapot100August 10, 2012

I have an old door that I picked up on the side of the road that was painted a very pale and pretty blue. I'd like to keep the finish, if I can, but if I'm to turn it into a headboard, do I really need to strip the paint to prevent any lead paint issues or can I just seal with polyurethane?

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I'd just seal it. Unless you're ingesting the lead paint, it's not an issue, and presumably you won't be eating the headboard. ;-D

I hope you'll post pictures! I've toyed with the idea of turning an old door (or something out of the ordinary) into a headboard myself. Would love to see how you did it.

    Bookmark   August 10, 2012 at 11:21AM
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I used an old pantry door from my 1926 house as a headboard.

    Bookmark   August 11, 2012 at 2:04AM
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Are you sure it's lead paint? You could test it with a lead paint kit if you're concerned.

    Bookmark   August 11, 2012 at 6:41PM
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