Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Program


EPA's Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP) requires that firms performing renovation, repair and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in homes, child care facilities and pre-schools built before 1978 be certified by EPA (or an EPA-authorized state), use certified renovators who are trained by EPA-approved training providers and follow lead-safe work practices.

 This rule applies to the following activities:

  • Any work disturbing 6 square feet or more inside or 20 square feet or more on the exterior of a building.
  • Remodeling and repair/maintenance.
  • Electrical work.
  • Plumbing.
  • Painting preparation.
  • Partial and full demolition activities.
  • Carpentry.
  • Window replacement.


For more information visit the EPA’s Renovation, Repair and Painting Program: Contractors webpage.

Owner Builders

Although the Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP)Rule does not apply to homeowners renovating, repairing or painting their own homes, do-it-yourself projects can easily create dangerous lead dust. Protect your family and home – set up safely, control the dust and clean up completely. For more information on safe work practices and more, visit the EPA’s Renovation, Repair and Painting Program: Do-It-Yourselfers  webpage or the Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention brochure.


 Anyone performing renovations, repairs or repainting of a home built before 1978 MUST complete the RRP form.