Tag: lead paint

How to Prep for a Successful Stain Project

Filed in Sponsored Content by on August 12, 2016 1 Comment
How to Prep for a Successful Stain Project

Before staining your wood, it’s critical to properly clean the surface. Using the right products will have a big impact on the final color and make it easier to remove mold, mildew and algae.

Continue Reading »

New Resources for Complying with Lead Paint Rule

Filed in Codes and Standards, Environment, Remodeling by on June 13, 2016 1 Comment

Two new NAHB resources help remodelers and other contractors working in pre-1978 housing to comply with the EPA’s Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule.

Continue Reading »

NAHB Again Pleads for a Better Lead Paint Test Kit

Filed in Codes and Standards, Environment, Remodeling by on March 28, 2016 2 Comments

NAHB continues to beat the drum on the importance of a reliable, easy-to-use and inexpensive way to test for the presence of lead-based paint in walls and trim as key to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting rule.

Continue Reading »

Lead-Safe Recertification Course: The Choice is Yours

The unprecedented extension granted last year by EPA for lead-safe renovator certifications is quickly coming to an end for thousands of remodelers and other contractors. The clock is ticking, especially for those who received their certification on or before March 31, 2010. Under the modified rule, remodelers can opt for online-only training. However, online recertification is good for just three years instead of five.

Continue Reading »

LRRP Rule Changes Finalized

Filed in Codes and Standards, Environment, Remodeling by on February 24, 2016 0 Comments
LRRP Rule Changes Finalized

The Environmental Protection Agency on Feb. 17 published in the Federal Register the recently signed rule modifying the requirements for the refresher training course under the Lead Renovation, Repair, and Painting rule. As NAHBNow reported earlier this month, the changes are not as extensive as NAHB wanted.

Continue Reading »

EPA Makes Changes to Lead-Safe Re-certification Process

Filed in Codes and Standards, Environment, Remodeling by on February 11, 2016 0 Comments

Remodelers who are certified by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to work on homes that may contain lead paint under the Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) rule now have the option to complete refresher training online, according to an EPA announcement.

Continue Reading »

EPA Issues Thousands in Fines for Lead Paint Rule Violations

Filed in Codes and Standards, Remodeling by on November 4, 2015 5 Comments
EPA Issues Thousands in Fines for Lead Paint Rule Violations

An increasing number of enforcement actions were brought against businesses that violated EPA’s lead-based paint regulations in 2015. Fines ranged from $2,000 to more than $50,000.

Continue Reading »

Senate Bill Would Improve Lead Paint Rule

Filed in Advocacy, Codes and Standards, Environment, Remodeling by on August 12, 2015 0 Comments

Led by Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), legislation to help remodelers and home owners, the Lead Exposure Reduction Amendments Act of 2015, was reintroduced in the Senate this month with the support of Sens. Grassley (R-Iowa) and Thune (R-S.D).

Continue Reading »

Take Action on Lead Test Kits, NAHB Tells EPA

Filed in Codes and Standards, Remodeling by on July 20, 2015 1 Comment
Take Action on Lead Test Kits, NAHB Tells EPA

NAHB submitted comments to the Environmental Protection Agency July 6 reinforcing the need for action on shortcomings in the Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting program.

Continue Reading »

Find Your Way Out of the Lead Paint Regulatory Maze

Filed in Codes and Standards, Remodeling by on June 16, 2015 0 Comments
Find Your Way Out of the Lead Paint Regulatory Maze

“What You Need to Know About EPA Lead-Safe Recertification,” a decision map from NAHB, will lead you out of the regulatory maze to successful recertification and compliance.

Continue Reading »