I want to repaint the interior of a 1930's house we just bought. When does it make sense to strip the paint before we put on new coats of paint? What if there is no lead underneath?
I know that the EPA has guidelines on how to work with lead in the house.
We talked to a contractor and he said that for our kitchen renovation, he would demo and scrape off all the paint, reseal, prime and then paint.
What factors go into deciding whether to remove the existing layers of paint before repainting?