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Kristin
Help! Old wood doors have lead-based varnish finish. How to encapsulate/remediate?
Kristin

Hi all,

Recently bought a 1925 house that has gorgeous heavy wood doors that were stained & varnished with lead (I know because I tested them). We don't want to paint them. But we do want to encapsulate or remove the lead in the easiest/fastest way possible (there's a lot of doors). 

I have experience and understanding with lead paint, but not varnish. Can I  just cover with a clear coat product? Or wet sand then use poly over top? Please advise if you have experience with old varnishes! Thank you!

 

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