CH#056 - The Plaza Building



The Plaza Building
Oakland, CA






The Challenge:

To abate by managing in-place the existing Lead-Based Paint, avoiding the scraping and removal. The Plaza Building is adjacent to Oakland City Hall. Many employees eat their lunch in the Plaza outside. Keeping Lead-Based Paint dust to a minimum was essential.


Benefits Desired:

  • No generation of hazardous waste
  • Little or no surface preparation
  • Class A Fire Rating
  • Non-toxic and no VOCs
  • Seal, waterproof and protect surfaces without trapping moisture
  • Cost effective and long-lasting
  • To not detract from ornamentation and detail



GLOBAL Encasement's award-winning products met and exceeded all of these requirements. An Encasement System was designed that included PrepLESS Primer and custom-tinted LeadLock TopCoat.