If you think that your home may contain lead-based paint, do not attempt to remove the paint yourself. Do-it-yourself home repairs or renovations involving removal or destruction of lead-based paint can increase the hazard by spreading lead-contaminated dust.
Any method used to remove lead-based paint is likely to produce lead-contaminated dust or fumes that will pose a threat to occupants long after the work is finished. Lead-based paint should be removed only by professionals with specialized training to contain dust and other wastes and to protect themselves and occupants from lead exposure. There are no completely safe methods for removing lead-based paint