Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair and Painting Laws
Federal law requires contractors that disturb painted surfaces in homes, child care facilities and schools, built before 1978 to be certified and follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination.
Federal law requires that individuals receive certain information before renovating more than six square feet of painted surfaces in a room for interior projects or more than twenty square feet of painted surfaces for exterior projects or window replacement or demolition in housing, child care facilities and schools built before 1978.
- Homeowners and tenants: renovators must give you the EPA’s Renovate Right pamphlet before starting work.
- Child care facilities, including preschools and kindergarten classrooms, and the families of children under six years of age that attend those facilities: renovators must provide a copy of the EPA’s Renovate Right pamphlet to child care facilities and general renovation information to families whose children attend those facilities.