Lancaster Painters Australia are experienced in the safe testing and removal of lead paint and asbestos. We provide high quality and eco friendly asbestos removal, lead paint removal, repaint services and environmentally friendly green painting services for all residential, commercial and heritage buildings and houses.
We Care About Your Health
As professional Adelaide painters and decorators, we take lead and asbestos poisoning VERY seriously. We care about your health and take every precaution to remove asbestos and lead paint in such a way so that you and your family, the local community, workers, the environment, vegetation and animals are not affected by lead or asbestos poison during the removal process. We use the latest National WHS (Work Health & Safety) policies (previously OHS). For further information, read the Press Release warning (see further down the page) of the dangers of lead paint management by unskilled trades.
We Care For The Environment
During the process of asbestos removal and/or lead paint stripping, Lancaster Painters Australia strategically implement safety precautions to prevent the contamination of the environment including the air, the water, the earth and vegetation. For additional information, read about our sustainable painting practices.
Professional painter and lead paint removalist, Gary Lancaster, has completed the accredited 22002VIC course in Sustainable Painting Practices and the accredited Lead Paint and Asbestos Management course CPCCPD3011A, to safely test and remove lead and asbestos, using lead and asbestos test kits.
Lancaster Painters Australia follow the AS 4361.2:1998 specification on lead paint stripping, providing the user with knowledge, options and methods. It also makes it clear that in addition to the “normal” performance standards, a Clearance Standard has been established. The use of this specification ensures the area is left free of lead hazards.
Featured above: Elinor McDonald hired Lancaster Painters Australia to safely remove lead paint from the internal walls and woodwork of five rooms in her 1870’s cottage. We repainted her walls and woodwork using environmentally friendly paint containing no VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) from Bio Products Australia.
“I would highly recommend Lancaster Painters. I found them to be very knowledgeable and thorough as well as easy and pleasant to deal with. Removing lead is a delicate process and Lancaster Painters handled everything with great care and attention to detail. They kept me informed of every stage and I’m convinced that the walls in my house are now in a better condition than they were when they were built.” – Elinor.
- “I am very happy. I really feel lucky to have got on to you. I don’t think I would have got the same level of care and attention to detail from anyone else. Elinor.”
- “I had a look through the house this morning and it is just amazing what a difference just sealing the walls has made. It’s going to look great – I’m very excited. Thanks, Elinor.”
- “I just went to clean out the fridge (and drop off the trolley) and the paint colours look amazing! Totally perfect. The front room in particular looks just as I imagined it. Thanks, Elinor.”
- “Thanks so much for doing such a fabulous job! I’m very excited about my beautiful walls. Thanks again, Elinor.”
Recently a painting contractor on the south Coast was undertaking some renovation works on the outside of a weatherboard clad house. Without much thought to lead paint being present, he begun to attack the boards with a disk grinder and sand paper.
After working most of the day, he received a visit from his local WorkCover inspector who promptly told him to stop and took away samples of the paint to be tested for lead. The contractor was also told to have the paint tested. Sure enough, there was lead present.
As such, the neighbours (who reported the incident to WorkCover due to dust getting on their washing) have moved out into a hotel, as did the owners of the house. All soft furnishings in both houses has had to be removed and replaced along with the carpet, kids toys, lounge suite and so forth (lead dust cannot be removed from soft furnishings). The soil had to be removed to a depth of 300mm around both properties as it was also contaminated.
The cost of the claim against the contractor was denied by the insurance company due to a claim of negligence against him.
This contractor has now closed his business. Both families have full intentions of taking legal actions as elevated lead levels in the children and adults and in both properties were found.
It just goes to show that Lead Paint Management should still be a top priority for painting and decorating contractors, with a recent spate of prosecutions under the Environmental Protection Act & WorkCover NSW such as this case.