While today most paints, stains and pigments
are relatively non-toxic, many substances used in the past were not
safe to apply or to be in contact with. The most prevalent of these
substances is lead. It is not uncommon for Ponsford to encounter furniture
and architectural metals that are coated with lead based paints. The
good news is that Ponsford offers state-of-the-art methods of mechanical
and chemical stripping to safely remove lead based paints from woods
and metals. Our system also allows us to safely dispose of solvents,
strippers and particle solids. Ponsford then employs stabilization
and disposal technologies to safely and ecologically dispose of lead
and other toxic products. Our system exceeds Federal Environmental
Protection Agency waste standards.
assured that Ponsford's art conservation goes hand in hand with
the concerns of environmental conservation.