How to

Use a Lead Paint Test Kit

First off, this is the lead based paint test kit that I’ve used many times.

Squish the tube where it’s marked with an A. You should feel the container inside of the tube break.

Step 1:

Then squish the tube where it’s marked with a B. Again you should feel something break inside.

Step 2:

Shake the tester a couple of times to mix the liquid.

Step 3:

With the tip side down, squeeze the tube until some orange liquid comes out of the tip.

Step 4:

Rub it onto the paint for about 30 seconds.

Step 5:

If it turns pink or red, that verifies that it is lead based paint.

But, if it stays orange, it isn’t lead based paint.