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    Unhappy Cedar Paneling Over Lead Paint

    I have a small closet that I'd like to cover with cedar tongue and groove panels. Some of the current paint on the closet walls (wood and plaster walls) is chipping off. (It actually looks like the old home owners painted on top of newspaper stuck to the walls, which is now peeling off). I used a home testing kit and sure enough, some of the peeling paint has lead in it.

    Should I call a lead abatement team? Or can I just cover over the lead paint with the panels? I'd like to just cover over, but this changes my strategy. I had originally planned on using construction adhesive to glue the panels to the wall, but now think I have to nail and drill into the wall. But won't this release more lead particles into the air?

    Thoughts?
    Last edited by tzsmall; 05-28-2013 at 02:11 AM. Reason: spelling

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