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Tin Ceilings and Asbestos


 

I have an older home with beautiful tin ceilings that need to be refinished. I was all set to take down the ugly drop ceilings that cover them, when a friend informed me that tin ceilings were loaded with asbestos! Is this true?

Diane B. Stephens
- Lawrence, Massachusetts


 

I'm not familiar with that problem--perhaps your friend can clarify. But I'd say there is an excellent chance that the tin ceilings have lead paint on them.

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