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.
Rest assured that Ponsford's art conservation
goes hand in hand with the concerns of environmental conservation.