Re: Cedar Paneling Over Lead Paint
I would NOT involve an abatement company, that is a very expensive proposition.
What I would recommend is that you use an elastomeric paint to seal the lead in. Encapsulation is a valid and highly used method to control lead issues. I would then recommend installing 1x2 sleepers over plaster and then nail your cedar to the sleepers, this will be much easier than trying to drill/nail each plank to plaster. The sleepers could be glued and/or nailed/screwed to the plaster, since you're not doing anything structural. Once the planks are in place, run a piece of molding in each corner to lock the plank walls in place.
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