Rated 4 out of 5★ by 7reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5★ by Chuck1943 Easy to use and works well but caution is needed preparing samples where multiple layers of paint are involved. I tested the garage door on my 1959 house expecting to find lead paint and I did. I then wondered whether the door frame also had lead paint. I first tried scraping the surface with a knife and the test proved negative. Not quite believing it I managed to pull off some large chips of flaking paint and broke them into smaller and smaller pieces thus exposing the edges of multiple paint layers. That time the test showed positive for lead.While not mentioned in the instructions it's necessary to cut the cotton swabs provided in half to do the test. The swab is to be inserted into the test solution and then into a small plastic test tube. The test tube is too small for a full length swab. Cutting them in half also gives you double the number of test swabs. But you'll use up all the swabs before the test solution is gone. Just buy more cotton swabs. The type supplied have a plastic stick, not paper or wood. 07/09/2012
Rated 4 out of 5★ by LatinaWannabe Inconclusive results? There are two ways to test for lead with this kit--quantitatively (yes or no) and qualitatively (how much). I did the quick qualitative test and noticed that the applicator tip turned all dingy, which could mean the presence of lead or it could mean that the dish I was testing wasn't 100% clean, and it's the type of dish that's really hard to get all the food particles off of. So, I thought there must have been lead, but then I did the qualitative test, which you have to wait hours to get the results for, and that test was negative. Overall, it was a good purchase, I just wish they could make the test swab change more obvious colors to indicate the presence of lead (e.g. red, green) instead of something that could just be a slightly dirty dish (like gray, black, and brown). 06/06/2012
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Mamatie no-wait lead test Easy and yields instant results. 11/19/2009
Rated 5 out of 5★ by beaduser Product had very clear directions, was easy to use I checked pricing with other stores and Walmart had the best price - I used ship to site and had my product very quickly. 09/30/2011
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Beckworth It works! I tested some old pottery for cooking and found one had lead and the other didn't. This test worked pretty well. I would buy it again if I ever need to. 10/26/2012
Rated 4 out of 5★ by Bonnon Well I think it worked. We tested an old chair because it had paint flaking off. The directions were only slightly confusing but it seemed to give good results. 08/29/2013
Rated 1 out of 5★ by JohnMM Waste of money When I opened the kit the small tiny bottle with the testing chemical solution was completely dried out. FirstAlert claimes a 5-year warranty on this product, which in my case was made in 2009 and bought in 2011, so it was supposed to be good for 3 years more. I think it's overprised to start with. I paid $20 Canadian at Walmart. I bet the cost of that tiny amount of the chemical is less than a penny. 09/18/2011