Lead Paint Abatement & Removal Services

Many older industrial and commercial buildings currently have lead-based paint hazards in woodwork, on walls, and on exterior surfaces. This is a major issue, as occupants and staff of these buildings are susceptible to the exposure of this toxic substance and may be at risk for progressive health problems if the lead paint is not safely removed.

Leaving lead-based paint untreated can put industrial and commercial building owners and facility managers at risk. There is the possibility for fines and other legal action from exposure-related health problems and environmental impact due to improper removal techniques.

Wickens Dry Ice Blasting has extensive experience with lead paint abatement. Lead-based paint and non-lead paint can be removed using a variety of specialized techniques and Wickens will ensure an effective clean, leaving you with a safe environment for all.

Our Lead Paint Abatement Process

An industrial hygienist will first conduct testing to determine the presence of lead paint. Once identified, Wickens follows a thorough procedure to ensure the lead paint is safely and effectively removed:

  1. First, we fully contain the area and install negative air and HEPA filters to capture any lead paint particles or debris. Containment is necessary to ensure that other parts of the building do not become contaminated when the lead paint is removed from the surfaces.
  2. Wickens technicians then remove the lead paint using a specialized blasting process. The process is completely dry, which greatly reduces the usual amount of time needed to complete an abatement project. The lead paint is removed from the affected surface, all waste is safely disposed of, and the area is fully cleaned.
  3. An independent environmental consultant then carries out testing to confirm that the area is lead-free, allowing the building owner to move forward with their renovation project.

Your First-Choice Lead Paint Abatement Subcontractor

We work closely with restoration companies as a subcontractor to provide the most thorough lead paint abatement in the quickest turnaround time. Wickens Dry Ice Blasting is committed to providing abatement services that exceed industry standards. We’re certified by ISNetworld and Avetta, so you can be confident in your decision to work with us.

Before & After

Check out these before and after photos of Lead Abatement projects completed by Wickens Dry Ice Blasting.

Why Wickens Dry Ice Blasting?

Wickens Dry Ice Blasting’s knowledgeable team can remove lead-based paint without damaging the building surface and without creating any harmful secondary waste. Keep your staff and occupants healthy by contacting the professionals at Wickens who will come to your facility and assess your situation.

Wickens Dry Ice Blasting offers the most gentle and cost-effective way to successfully remove lead-based paint on many surfaces.

What Types of Buildings Need Lead Paint Removed?

  • Historical buildings
  • Schools
  • Commercial properties
  • Hospitals
  • Industrial buildings
  • Structural steel

Locations Served

Our mobile fleet offers lead abatement all across Ontario, including Toronto, Ottawa, Kingston, London, Burlington, Kitchener-Waterloo, Hamilton, Niagara, St. Catharines, Windsor, Barrie, Sudbury, Sarnia, and more.


Case Studies

Case Study: Lead Paint Removal for Wanda III Steamship Restoration

Learn how we used media blasting to remove lead paint from the historical steamship, Wanda III, helping to prepare for its return to the waters.

Case Study: Lead Paint Removal in Ontario Brewery

Wickens Dry Ice Blasting assisted in the removal and disposal of lead paint in an Ontario brewery, keeping the establishment and its employees safe.

Case Study: Lead Paint Removal for Major Food Processor

Many older industrial and commercial buildings have lead-based paint hazards. These hazards are a major issue, as employees in these buildings are susceptible to exposure to this toxic substance and may be at risk for progressive health problems if the lead paint is not removed safely.

Case Study: Removing Lead Paint from a Historic Lighthouse in Niagara

Marking the entrance to the Niagara River is a lighthouse that once guided boats and ships arriving via Lake Ontario. Recently, Fisheries and Oceans Canada decided it was necessary to refurbish the lighthouse and remove the lead paint that had been applied years ago before federal regulations came into effect.


From Our Clients

Your process using dry ice to blast clean our extruder worked extremely well. We saved on downtime allowing us to get up and running in a fraction of the time it normally takes after cleaning. Thanks to your crew; they did a great job!

Angelo De Bono

Extrudex Aluminum

My wife and I want to send our sincere thanks for the great service. We really enjoyed meeting you and we appreciate the fact that you made it happen as quickly as you did, especially with our renovation in progress. Your team was amazing and they did a superb job. David and his crew were fantastic. They were polite, courteous, and they left the house spotless. Class “A” all the way. I would recommend Wickens to anyone that we know. Thanks again for everything.

Livio and Janis Luchini

Home Owners

David and Philip did an amazing job with the last cleaning work. They accomplished a lot and it was very noticeable.

Joseph Boachie


I just wanted you to know how impressed I was with the service and quality of work provided by Kevin. Kevin went above and beyond. He and his partner removed the asbestos, taking pictures of the completed work that I was able to share with our customer. I was so impressed by his courteous manner, his professionalism, and his quality of work.

Carol Tremblett

First General

Thanks for your help on our latest commercial job. The blasting, SPS, and zinc painting turned out great and you kept us on schedule—great clean up too. We look forward to working with you again.
Ken Kindade

Paul Davis GTA West