Removing Lead Paint From Exterior Surfaces

Bob looks on as contractors remove lead paint from the porch columns, then safely dispose of the old paint.

Clip Summary

The lead paint is removed from the columns in one application with an alkaline paste-caustic soda product called Piranha. This paint takes 24 hours to loosen, then it peels off with an ordinary scraper.

When working with lead paint, one must use protective gloves and clothing. The product is corrosive and must be disposed of carefully. Any remains or residue can be washed down with a hose.