When working on a large project, in a room it’s always easier to remove the furniture than to cover and protect it. Larger furniture should be protected in plastic, or as we call it “draped and taped.”
Once the room is empty, seal off the room with plastic sheeting to keep dust from leaving the work area. A fan in the window blowing out also helps keep dust to a minimum.
Note – New Lead dust laws now prohibit the use of a fan in the window if lead paint dust is present.
Common renovation, repair and painting activities, including those involving sanding, sawing, grinding, scraping or demolishing lead-painted components can produce exposures to lead-containing dust and chips that can be harmful to adults and children. To protect against this exposure risk, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued the Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule, 40 CFR 745, Subpart E, and it became effective on April 22, 2010.