New Federal Lead Based Paint Rules
Houses/Units built before 1978 could contain the toxic metal
- If your home or building was built before 1978, it likely falls under the new federal lead law, which applies if more than 6 square feet of lead paint is disturbed. The HOA can decide to assume lead is present, or you our your contractor can test for lead with an EPA-approved lead test kit, available at most hardware stores. Or you can hire a certified professional to do the test.