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L&LRestoration
04-24-2018, 09:02 AM
As far as I've always been told, they stopped using lead in paints before I was even born. I have come across lead joints and lead repairs, but never seen any in paint. We recently decided to try out the MartinSenour/Napa base coats. Well, after a few shots I was reading the can and notice lead and lead chromate warnings all over it. It states very clearly this product contains lead. Am I just out of the loop or is this new thing?

PainterDave
04-24-2018, 12:09 PM
lead has remained in paint this whole time yes.

PPG plans to remove all lead based toners by 2020.

L&LRestoration
04-24-2018, 09:12 PM
Interesting. I feel pretty dumb now. I just haven't seen a lead warning on a can in years, other than some dupont cans that said "may contain lead", and the others I have seen looked ancient.

PainterDave
04-25-2018, 07:23 AM
the warnings are when you select formulas. i cant speak for other paint companys i just know PPG plan.

Valspar and DeBeer i believe are both lead free now

robertcladner60
10-01-2020, 10:36 AM
As far as I've always been told, they stopped using lead in paints before I was even born. I have come across lead joints and lead repairs, but never seen any in paint. We recently decided to try out the MartinSenour/Napa base coats. Well, after a few shots I was reading the can and notice lead and lead chromate warnings all over it. It states very clearly this product contains lead. Am I just out of the loop or is this new thing? https://jeepequipment.com/best-kinetic-recovery-rope-review/

Although lead has been banned from household paints in the United States since 1978, paint used in road markings may still contain it. Alternatives such as water-based, lead-free traffic paint are readily available, and many states and federal agencies have changed their purchasing contracts to buy these instead.