Is the D-Lead® Paint Test Kit EPA Recognized for use on other surfaces such as stucco, concrete, brick, aluminum or vinyl?
The EPA only recognizes the use of paint test kits on wood, drywall, plaster and ferrous metals. However, you can still use the paint test kit to screen for the presence of lead based paint on other surfaces. If the results are negative on these other surfaces, it may be worthwhile to hire a risk assessor to confirm the results. If the results are positive for lead, then you can assume regulated lead based paint is present and save the cost of hiring a risk assessor or inspector.