Trent, Andy . 1996. Lead-Based Paint: Testing Methods. 9671 2353. Missoula, MT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Missoula Technology and Development Center.
This Tech Tip is the second in a series of Tech Tips on lead-based paint. It describes three methods used to determine if lead exists in a paint:
- Having a certified laboratory analyze a paint chip sample
- Hiring a certified contractor to use an x-ray fluoresence instrument to measure the amount of lead on a painted surface
- Using a chemical test kit or using the swab method.