Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 40
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HandySenior Lead Positive Works Positively
Test kit comes with 2 applicators. We tested porch railings (grey paint) and balusters (white paint) on an old home that had two different colors of paint. The paint is peeling badly and cannot be painted without scraping paint. We pulled off a small section of peeling paint and applied it to the "underside" of the paint chip (the old paint) because we were told the porch had been painted multiple times since the 1980s. Both turned red as advertised revealing old paint was lead paint.
June 30, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TonyM Lead Paint Test
I recently removed carpeting from interior steps and plan to re-finish with stain. Someone suggested that I test to see if there was lead in the paint since it had been carpeted for over 30 years. I followed the simple instructions included with the product and determined in less than a minute that there was indeed lead paint on the stair surface.
June 28, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Handyman Mine was no good
Results showed negative on test surface. When I test on lead paper that comes with package it also showed negative when it was supposed to show positive for lead.
July 8, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jose easy to use / excelent for safety.
practical product and very simple to use. Great for inspecting home or vehicles.
May 17, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Lin Bought a house built in 1960
We bought this kit to test for lead in the walls. It is simple and produces quick results. Just make sure you read directions carefully and don't mistake pink on the paper test as positive like we did at first. The swab itself will be red if there is lead and the test paper provided is to confirm negative results only.
May 3, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Milly Test card stayed orange
As per another customers comment the tester and wardrobe turned orange (as expected) however the test card which contains the lead also stayed only orange and not pink or red as it should. Can you please let me know if my wardrobe would be safe so sand back?
April 20, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Doresoom Red means Lead!
This lead test gave me peace of mind for my latest project. I'm really glad I didn't have to wait to get results back from a lab before starting too! I had picked up an old wooden window on Craigslist to turn into a foyer mirror, and I wanted to sand the paint and gunk off of it. Since I had no idea how old it was or where it came from, I figured it would be best to test it for lead. This kit was the perfect solution for an immediate answer.
The kit comes with two testing sticks, instructions, and a test card to verify the sticks are functioning correctly in the event your test sample doesn't contain any lead. The directions were easy to follow. Just crush the two capsules, shake it up, and rub it on the test sample. The negative test result is a yellow-orange color. The color changes to a pink-red for a positive indication. Luckily my project didn't contain any lead paint, and I could check to make sure the test was functioning correctly with the included verification card.
I'm not sure how some other reviewers were reporting the tests were dried up. The liquid is stored in sealed capsules that are fairly tough to break.
April 14, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Toat Accurate results but problem with empty swabs.
I've used four or five packs of these around the house and in three instances have received a pack with only one active swab, the other having no fluid inside it. That's pretty high odds of getting an empty swab and throwing five bucks down the drain so where's the quality control?
March 18, 2016