CH#265 - Fire Escape – New York Academy of Medicine New York City



Fire Escape – New York Academy of Medicine
New York City





The Challenge:

The fire escape at the New York Academy had chipping and flaking Lead-Based Paint. Knowing that this was a potential hazard for the passersby in the busy neighborhood, they opted for encasement - to lock down and abate the chipping and flaking Lead-Based Paint with minimum surface disturbance.




                        Before                                                    After



Benefits Desired:

  • Green and Super Compliant Zero VOC Coatings
  • Certified Lead Encapsulant
  • Minimize Hazardous Waste Generation
  • Halt the Corrosive Rust
  • Long-Term Solution to Avoid Repainting
  • Seal, Waterproof and Protect the Surfaces without Trapping Moisture
  • 20 Year Warranty
  • Cost Effective
  • Environmentally Sound



                        Before                                                   After


GLOBAL Encasement, Inc.’s award winning products met and exceeded all of their requirements. The ease of material application with little preparation resulted in a minimum of disturbance of the Lead-Based Paint. A soft brush was used to remove the loose flaking paint. The System design was then applied. It included R.I.P.™ Rust-Inhibiting Primer to halt and prevent future corrosion, and LeadLock Topcoat to lock down and manage-in-place the Lead-Based Paint surfaces. The complete system provided a long-lasting and safe alternative to full containment and complete removal.