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Lead

Does the RRP rule apply to simple painting activities that occur when rental properties turn over? Approximately half of the rental units in the country get new tenants each year. This means a large number of properties are being repeated.

If there is no surface preparation that disturbs the existing paint prior to painting, the RRP Rule does not apply.  If you disturb paint by scraping or sanding while preparing the surface, the RRP Rule applies.

Question Number: 23002-15692

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