Painted Brick Cleaning

In the photos below you can choose between painted brick and dirty brick via the menu on the top left of the picture box.

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    A Listed Grade II house in Yorkshire, Before Sand Jet Cleaning
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    A Listed Grade II house in Yorkshire, After Sand Jet Cleaning
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    Internal Brickwork - gently / optimal dry blasted
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    A Grade II listed pub interior - Knutsford - Gently dry blast cleaned
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    Graffiti from an YEB Substation - before cleaning
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    Graffiti from an YEB Substation - after cleaning
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    A Farmhouse in East Yorkshire - before Sand Jet cleaning
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    A Farmhouse in East Yorkshire - just afterSand Jet cleaning
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    A house in Darlington, Before Sand Jet Cleaning
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    A house in Darlington, after Sand Jet Cleaning
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    Graffiti from an YEB Substation - before cleaning
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    Graffiti from an YEB Substation - after Sand Jet cleaning
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    A house in Scarborough - before Sand Jet Cleaning
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    A house in Scarborough - after Sand Jet Cleaning
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    A house in Leeds - before Sand Jet Cleaning
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    A house in Leeds - after Sand Jet Cleaning
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    A Listed Grade II wall, before sand jet cleaning
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    A Listed Grade II wall, after sand jet cleaning
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    Bitumen paint off a Listed Grade II Windmill in East Yorkshire - Sand Jet - minimal damage to pointing or bricks
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    White paint off a wall in East Yorkshire - Sand Jet - minimal damage to pointing or bricks
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    The Grand Hotel in Scarborough, Listed Grade II, after cleaning
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    The Grand Hotel in Scarborough, Listed Grade II, before cleaning
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    Dirty Bricks,During Sand Jet Cleaning - working left to right!
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    Ex Internal Plastered and Cement Rendered walls, before cleaning
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    Ex Internal Plastered and Cement Rendered walls,after bulk hacking off
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    Ex Internal Plastered and Cement Rendered walls, after sand jet cleaning
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    Fire Damage to Bricks -Hull- before Sand Jet Cleaning
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    Fire Damage to Bricks - Hull - after Sand Jet Cleaning
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    Internal Plastered Bricks - before cleaning with gentle low pressure dry grit blasting
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    Internal Plastered Bricks - after cleaning with gentle low pressure dry grit blasting
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    Dirty Bricks, North Yorkshire, before cleaning
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    Dirty Bricks, North Yorkshire, after cleaning, with much of the Ivy surviving!
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    Grade II gatehouse to Beverley's westwood hospital, during cleaning
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    A pub in York, before cleaning
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    The pub in York, during the cleanup post brick cleaning
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    Hull's Paragon Station (Grade II Listed) during Sand Jet cleaning
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    Hull Paragon Station (Grade II Listed) external walls - during Sand Jet Cleaning
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    The Hull Golf Club, Listed Grade II, just before sand jet cleaning
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    The Hull Golf Club, Listed Grade II, after sand jet cleaning
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    Fire Damage to Bricks - Darlington - before Sand Jet Cleaning
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    Fire Damage to Bricks - Darlington -after Sand Jet Cleaning
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    Beverley Memorial Hall, Listed Grade II,before subtle sand jet cleaning
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    Beverley Memorial Hall, Listed Grade II, after fairly subtle sand jet cleaning
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    Fire Damage to Bricks -Sheffield- before Sand Jet Cleaning
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    Fire Damage to Bricks -Sheffield- after Sand Jet Cleaning
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A data sheet on our brick cleaning services, a suitable summary for printing is available in PDF format, here

We specialise in using a low pressure sand jetting system that has been used nationwide for property restoration, including gaining approval for and subsequently working on many Listed Buildings.

The system, in our trained hands, causes minimal damage to an underlying surface and is flexible enough to tackle most property restoration cleaning tasks.

Sand Jet Cleaning

The low pressure sand jet can clean bricks without injecting large quantities of water into the surface, and with minimal surface damage, at the same time, the 'damp' system also captures dirt, paint and abrasive, preventing the health and safety risks associated with dry blasting. It is a safe way of removing lead paints from brickwork - for the lead paint is captured in the sludge and can be disposed of as a hazardrous waste

A further advantage of the system we use is that it also uses far less abrasive than traditional techniques, making expensive abrasives cost effective, but more significantly reducing waste - and when removing lead paint this can be a very significant cost saving. Abrasive does not need to be recycled, preventing cross contamination between jobs, and apart from in specialist cases, is not a major part of the running costs.

Dry Blasting

For some internal tasks, damp blasting can be awkward - for the sticky / sludgy nature of the end product from the sand jet does typically need a hose or pressure washer to clean up. We have therefore developed a low pressure and low consumption dry blast pot that can be used to gently clean bricks. The dry waste is relatively easy to sweep up - although dust will get everywhere in the room being cleaned. Occassionally though, we are asked to 'Sand Blast' internal walls to give the impression that the walls have been Sand Blasted - on more than one occassion we have had to come back to a site as we have cleaned a wall without damage, but the designer or architect wanted a "damaged effect" - but hasn't passed that message on - assuming that all sand blasting is equal!

Key Benefits

  • The low pressures mean that the system is gentle enough to clean delicate surfaces, yet powerful enough to strip multiple layers of paint in one pass.
  • It is not a chemical process so no noxious or harmful slurries or fumes are generated.
  • As it uses only minimal amounts of water and abrasive the system is regularly used indoors.
  • Considerably less mess than other systems, the low pressures mean that secondary mess (dust being blown out of floorboards etc.) is also minimised.
  • Cleaning to the requirements of BS 8221-1&2 :2000 the British Standard Code of Practice for Cleaning and Surface repair of buildings.
  • Quick efficient Graffiti Removal. No interference with other work in area.