I have a home built in 1977 in Kentucky.  Were the gutters painted after they were hung on the home or did they come painted from the factory.  if painted from the factory did they used lead paint or was that not a paint used in the factory process of painting gutters.  if painted by the contractor was lead paint still being used knowing that lead paint was outlawed a year later.

If the finish is original..from the factory, it is a special non-kynar finish...and should be lead free.

If they have been painted at all...they most likely have lead in the finish and need handled according to the new rules/regulations......

better safe than sorry! Assume they have a lead base....

good luck!


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