I have some paint on a small wall in the basement staircase that I suspect is lead paint. The house is from 1916, and this is the only layer of paint on a plaster wall. Total area is only ~10-15 sq ft. I don’t really want scrape it, as my wife is pregnant and I have a 2 yr old.
Only a few small sections are peeling. I am thinking about covering the small peeling sections with joint compound, and then using an encapsulating primer to cover all of the paint. Then top coating with some latex paint.
Will that work? Or am setting myself up for some deterioration in a few years?
For what it’s worth, the 10 yr plan involves remodeling this section of the house, so at that time I can just have this section of wall removed.