of Home Repair
by The Old-House Journal Technical Staff
This is a scare article. We don't want to
scare you into abandoning restoration.
Rather, we want to scare you into taking
sensible precautions for your own wellbeing.
(After reviewing a lot of literature
on health hazards, we succeeded in scaring
ourselves.) The information is not going
to stop our restoration activities, but it is
going to change how we do some things.
What follows is by no means an
exhaustive survey of all physical and
chemical hazards encountered in restoration
work. But it does summarize some of
the most common dangers that all of us
The Worst: Paint Removal
Removing surface coatings probably
is the single most