LEAD in Paint Test Kit (IT-480310) 10 Tests, 5 Minute Result
- Extremely sensitive dual range test strip measures both >600 ppm (mg/L) and >5000 ppm
(mg/L) in less than 5 minutes.
- Safe to use on most surfaces
- Works on red paint as well
- Sold with 10 tests per kit; individually packaged
- Clean the test surface with a damp cloth and allow the surface to dry.
Carefully remove the strip from the foil packet. Avoid touching the oval
window (aperture). The strip must be used within 10
minutes once the packet has been opened.
- Place the strip on e smooth, horizontal surface with the oval window
(aperture) facing up. NOTE: For testing vertical surfaces, such as walls,
see VERTICAL SURFACES part of the instructions below.
- Dispense one (1) drop of the supplied Reagent A onto the oval window of
the test pad. The test pad must be in contact with the painted surface for
the test to be valid.
- Wait 5 minutes, lift the strip, and match the color of the strip that
appears through the aperture against the colors provided on the color chart.
Complete the color matching within next one (1) minute.
- If the dominant color is GREEN or GRAY. then the test failed to
detect lead. If the dominant color is PINK then you have detected
VERTICAL SURFACES: Hold the test strip in one hand and, with the
other hand, dispense one drop of Reagent A onto the oval window (aperture) of
the test strip. Place the strip onto the surface to be tested with the
aperture facing outward. Be sure that the strip is in contact with the painted
surface, then apply tape across the oval window (aperture) to hold
the strip in place, or see Comment 2 under "For Best Results". Now, continue
with steps 4 and 5 above.
COMMENT: To confirm the presence of leaded paint in underlying layers of
paint, carefully use a knife, razor blade, or sharp chisel to cut through the
layers of paint at an angle. Likewise cut through the layers of paint from the
opposite angle. Then, run the test in the cut-out area.
NOTE: It is recommended that if lead is confirmed, that proper precautions be
initialed or that you contact your local health department for recommendations.
FOR BEST RESULTS
1. Choose a smooth surface that will maximize contact with the pad on the
2. If spots or splotches make the result difficult to determine, repeat the
test using the inverted cap of the reagent bottle to hold the strip in contact
with the horizontal or vertical surface.