Am I really going to vacuum my yard?
October 16, 2006 7:59 PM Subscribe
Should I vacuum the paint flakes out of my yard?
posted by arielmeadow to home & garden (8 answers total)
We just had the exterior of our house painted, and there was extensive prep-work that had to be done chipping off all the flaking, peeling pant. The contractors were fastidious about getting the paint off the house -- but not so much with keeping the paint flakes off the ground. Our house is now surrounded by a ring of chipped off paint, ranging from big 4" chunks to little tiny bits too small to rake. The best idea I could think of was renting a shop vac and, yes, vacuuming my yard. Any better ideas?