I live in an apartment and have turned one of the bedrooms into a play-room for my 8 month old son. Even though he is never in there alone i am concerned that there may be lead paint on the walls. I'm not sure when the house was built, and the land-lord is a jerk and won't let us repaint. I keep telling him that we will just paint it white and he would have nothing to worry about as we will foot the bill and do it ourselves but there is just no reasoning with him. I guess my question is this, if we re-paint on the sly and there is already lead paint will painting over it make it safer for my little guy?