Certified Lead Contractor, Lead Paint Abatement & Lead Paint Violation Removal

New York State Lead services lead removal & abatement in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens & the Bronx. 

Lead Paint Violations

1. Yossi Stern of New York State Lead will review any violation you may have and prepare a fair and honest proposal to have the lead removed for you. 

  • New York City DOH (Department of Health) violation: we will correct it.
  • New York City HPD (Department of Housing Preservation & Development) violation: we will correct it
  • Any New York State or Federal Lead Paint violation: we will correct it.

2. Our EPA certified lead abatement supervisor will explain to you step-by-step how we will correct the HPD or DOH violation or perform the abatement.

3. We can address, answer, file & submit ALL the documentation on your behalf to the appropriate agencies to remove the HPD or DOH violation or Lead notice you received.

4. We can conduct any abatement /removal of lead paint in your home or property.

5. We can chemical strip lead paint off of any structure & preserve the structure for you.

6. All of our lead abatement & lead removal projects are accomplished with the highest regard to the lead paint laws, rules & regulations.

7. All of our lead workers, supervisors, inspectors & risk assessors are trained certified and licensed by EPA, HUD & OSHA.

8. We only use HEPA equipment.


Lead Paint Removal & Abatement Techniques

Concerns with lead paint hazards in the home, or school settings pose choices and decisions when it comes to lead removal, & the best plan of action to undergo. To better understand how lead paint removal differs, it depends on the activity of lead paint abatement & removal.  

There are several methods of abatement:

Wet Scraping

  • The process of wetting the peeling paint & similar conditions and then scraping the wet loose peeling paint. This helps minimize the amount of dust created. Then priming & painting over these areas.
  • Wet scrape is generally applied to walls & ceilings and woodwork that are not friction surfaces & impact surfaces.
  • Wet scrape is considered an interim control or temporary abatement because it won’t last for a long time.

Chemical Stripping

  • Is the process where doors, door frames or window frames need to be abated but the client does not want to remove these structures, so we chemically strip the paint down to the bare wood & remove all the paint.
  • One of the most effective ways to remove paint is to chemically strip the paint.
  • Often times chemical stripping is the preferred method of abatement used to preserve historic or ornamental woodwork.
  • Chemical stripping is expensive and time consuming.


  • Removing the structure that contains lead-based paint, such as doors, windows, moldings, or framings, & replacing it with a new structure that is lead paint free. 

Hard Enclosure

  • In enclosure, the area with the lead-based paint will be sealed off and covered completely with sheetrock, paneling or other approved material that will prevent the release of lead dust.
  • Enclosure does not remove the lead-based paint it does abate the hazards

Liquid Encapsulation

  • The process of wet scraping loose & peeling paint and then applying a special paint that bonds stronger & longer lasting, to the structure.
  • Normal paint over time will peel & curl off of the wall, whereas liquid encapsulation paint bonds stronger over time to the structure it is applied too.
  • Liquid Encapsulation does not apply to interior or exterior surfaces with high friction or impact surfaces.
  • Liquid encapsulation is considered an interim control or temporary abatement because it does not last for a long time.

What are impact and friction surfaces?

Impact surfaces are: 

  • Window sills
  • Stair treads
  • Stair risers
  • Baseboard molding

Friction surfaces are:

  • Doors
  • Door jams and door stops
  • Window sash
  • Window well / trough 

How to treat impact and friction surfaces?

  • Impact surfaces such as baseboard can be abated through wet scrape & paint or replacement.
  • Impact surfaces such as stair tread & risers are abated through covering over the tread & riser with a wood thin panel.
  • Window sills are generally abated through replacement.
  • Friction surfaces should all be abated through replacement.

Full abatement / replacement is the process of:

  • Replacing doors
  • Replacing door frames
  • Replacing window frames
  • Sheet rocking walls & ceilings
  • Replacing molding such as baseboard etc.
  • Full abatement is a permanent abatement that lasts 20 yrs. Permanent abatement is also an MCI.
  Abatement Technique(s)
Fire Escape        Wet Scrape
Radiators, Risers & other Metal Pipes     Wet Scrape to Bare Metal
Doors       Removal, Replacement, Chemical Strip
Door Frames       Removal, Replacement, Wet Scrape, Chemical Strip
Windows       Removal, Replacement, Chemical Strip
Window Frames       Removal, Replacement, Chemical Strip or Wet Scrape (except Window Sills and Window Trough)
Window Sills       Removal & Replacement
Baseboard Moldings       Replacement, Chemical Strip, Removal
Walls & Ceilings       Hard Enclosure, Sheetrock, Wet Scrape & Paint Liquid Encapsulant
Kitchen & Bathroom Cabinets     Removal, Replacement, Chemical Strip