Curbside Molding...lead paint maybe?
I found a bundle of molding and trim pieces alongside a curb last week. There were 12 foot pieces and smaller sizes with the nails still attached, they also have several layers of paint on them. I removed all the nails and I want to use the pieces for chair-rail inside my home, but I'm concerned about the possibility of lead paint because I researched the homes in that area and I believe they were constructed in the 40's.
I went to Lowe's and Walmart looking for a lead-test kit but they didn't sell them. Walmart has the kit online.
Any tips regarding the possibility of lead? Or any tips for refinishing the pieces? They are currently painted a muted yellowy color and I want to paint them a Country White.
(They are presently stored in my garage and I don't have little wee-ones running around.)