Lead Paint and Historic Buildings, a training manual on techniques and treatments, was developed by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency (IHPA). Image credit: IHPA.

2002-07

In 2000, the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency (IHPA) published an NCPTT funded training manual on the subject of lead paint and historic buildings.  The IHPA recognizes confusion in the building rehabilitation industry regarding safe, appropriate lead paint treatments.  The manual suggests that the safest techniques are fully compatible with retention of historic building components.  Lead and Historic Buildings, which is available in the above download, includes sections on a variety of lead paint and historic building topics including:

1) Lead, Lead Hazards, and Lead Regulation – A Primer
2) Causes of Building Deterioration (and how they relate to lead paint failure)
3) Evaluating a Building for Lead
4) Planning for Safe Rehabilitation
5) Site Setup (and methods that facilitate lead safety)
6) Dust Control – Protecting Workers and the Work Site
7) Treatments
8) Project Scheduling
9) Ongoing Maintenance
10) Historic Preservation Regulations and Guidelines
11) Insurance Issues
12) Tools, Supplies, Equipment Sources

In addition to the training manual, the the IHPA also created a companion Teacher’s Guide to Lead Paint and Historic Buildings, which is designed to aid classroom instruction of this material.

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National Center for Preservation Technology and Training
645 University Parkway
Natchitoches, LA 71457

Email: ncptt[at]nps.gov
Phone: (318) 356-7444
Fax: (318) 356-9119