- House built in 70s
- It has been repainted 2-3 times since then
- There's an area of 2 square meters of flaking paint in my bedroom. Fine dust of it right below :(
- Concerned about lead
- Limited money
I know that in order to repaint over it I would have to scrape the paint somehow (following scary containment strategies wrapping stuff etc) but this question is not about that. I want to stop the possible lead contamination from flakes turning into dust and I don't care if I end up with ugly patches of missing paint. Should I just pull the flakes by hand or will I end up worse? On the other hand, even if these flakes are left on their own they will turn into dust anyway. If I encased the area in ugly plastic wrap would it make flaking worse?