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Hey all,

I am new to this specific forum and am looking forward to what it has to offer! Now to my dilemma.

I am painting a bathroom with plaster walls. The plastic is without a doubt very old and potentially containing lead (most likely). The paint is pealing off of the plaster, but more importantly there are spaces where the plaster is chipping off of the concrete. The couple is not interested in re-plastering over the concrete and are asking me for alternatives.

What I need to know:
Can I scrape the 1/8 in. of plaster off of the concrete and simply coat with a certain TYPE of primer or multiple layers until the air pockets of the concrete are filled and the primer becomes smooth?

Are there any downsides?

Any suggestions would be helpful, I am a young business man in this field.

Thank you!

AT Lloyd
 

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You mentioned lead. And by the tone of your post, I am assuming you have no familiarity with the RRP rule about containing lead that went into effect about 20 months ago.

As a start, I would advise you to go to the EPA RRP site and start your education. It will be the start of a long educational journey.
 
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