Archives: Painting and Finishing

Lead Paint

By Todd Fratzel on Painting and Finishing, Safety

Lead Paint and Your Health Lead paint is a known source for potential life threatening health risks. This year we’ve seen the introduction of a very significant lead paint law which aims to protect us from the potentially dangerous side effects from lead. While many of us feel the new law is poorly written and…

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Lead Paint Certification

By Todd Fratzel on Painting and Finishing, Safety

Update: This article ran several months ago but we’re running it again because several states have now adopted their own training and certification programs. See the last paragraph of this article for additional information. Lead Paint Certification If you’re a contractor that performs renovations and remodeling you’re running out of time to get certified with…

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One TIME® Wood Protector – Before & After

By Todd Fratzel on Decks & Porches, Painting and Finishing, Product Reviews

One TIME® Wood Protector Last year we tested the One TIME Wood Protector on the rear portion of the deck with great results. We’ve been so impressed with the One TIME Wood Protector results that we’ve decided to use it to finish the remaining stairs and farmer’s porch as well. As you can see in…

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EPA’s Lead Paint Law Frustrates Hardworking Contractors

By Todd Fratzel on Painting and Finishing, Safety

EPA’s Lead Paint Law Here on our Home Improvement site we’ve been covering the EPA’s new Lead Paint Law closely since early spring when it went into effect. We’ve written lots of articles on the new law, training, fines and cost implications. So far we’ve met very few people that seem excited about the new…

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NLBMDA Takes Legal Action Against EPA Over Removal of Opt-Out Provision in its Lead Paint Rules

By Todd Fratzel on Painting and Finishing

The lead paint law saga continues. I thought many of you might be interested in the following information as it pertains to the new law. [Washington, DC] – The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA), along with a coalition of housing industry associations, filed suit in federal court today against the U.S. Environmental…

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Senate Postpones Lead Paint Violation Fines

By Todd Fratzel on Painting and Finishing, Safety

New Lead Paint Law Hits Snag Regular visitors to this site have read quite a bit about the New Lead Paint Law. From the feedback on this site it’s pretty clear that the opposition to the new law is growing quickly and loudly! Both home owners and contractors are extremely upset about the new law…

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One TIME Wood Protector – 10 Months Later

By Todd Fratzel on Decks & Porches, Painting and Finishing

One TIME Wood Protector Last summer I tested a product called One TIME Wood Protector on our Cambara Decking. In the past we’ve had horrible luck finding a product that could seal our beautiful deck and stand up to the harsh New England weather (extreme cold winters and searing hot sun in the summer). However,…

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New Lead Paint Law Begins Today

By Todd Fratzel on Painting and Finishing, Safety

2010 Lead Paint Law Today, April 22, 2010, on Earth Day the EPA has instituted a new Lead Paint Law that will drastically impact both homeowners and contractors. Homeowners can expect significant increased costs for renovation and remodeling projects on buildings that were built prior to 1978. Contractors can expect additional training and reporting responsibilities…

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