Painted Stone Cleaning

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

  • Painted Stone
 
 
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    A house in East Yorkshire - before paint removal
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    A house in East Yorkshire - after paint removal from the front, and during paint removal from the Gable end
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    A Public House in Lancashire - Black paint to be removed
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    A Public House in Lancashire - Black paint removed from corner stones
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    A Public House in Lancashire - Black paint removed from window cills
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    A Public House in Lancashire - Black paint removed from around bay windows
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    A House in East Yorkshire before paint removal
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    A House in East Yorkshire after paint removal - exposing Chalk blocks and Bricks
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    Paint on a Listed Granite Pillar in the middle of Newcastle
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    Paint on a Listed Granite Pillar in the middle of Newcastle - chemical stripper applied
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    Paint on a Listed Granite Pillar in the middle of Newcastle - chemical stripper removed
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    Graffiti on a stone building
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    Graffiti removed from a stone building
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    Painted 'Vases' in the centre of Beverley - during chemical stripping
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    Painted 'Vases' in the centre of Beverley - after chemical stripping
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    Bitumen bases to Stone columns in a converted farm stock yard
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    Chemically stripping carpet glue from a staircase in Hull
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    Soot removal from limewashed stone, using Dry Ice - Grimsby
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    A house in East Yorkshire - before paint removal
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    A house in East Yorkshire - after paint removal
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    Carrs Mill Leeds - Before Cleaning
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    Carrs Mill Leeds - After Cleaning
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    The Assembly Rooms in York - Listed Grade II - Before Cleaning
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    The Assembly Rooms in York - Listed Grade II - After Cleaning
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    Fire Damage in a Grimsby Church, before Dry Ice Blasting
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    Fire Damage in a Grimsby Church, after (localised) Dry Ice Blasting
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    A House in Bradford - partly cleaned
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    A House in Bradford - after cleaning
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    A Stone Carving on a Listed Grade I church in Hull - before cleaning
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    A Stone Carving on a Listed Grade I church in Hull - after partial cleaning
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    Samples of Cleaning at a Warehouse in Peterborough
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    A Listed Windmill in Nottinghamshire - before cleaning
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    A Listed Windmill in Nottinghamshire - partially cleaned
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    A Listed Windmill in Nottinghamshire - after cleaning
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    Dirty stone wall in Scarborugh - before cleaning
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    Dirty stone wall in Scarborugh - after cleaning
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    Close up comparison of before and after stone cleaning
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    A house in West Yorkshire - before cleaning
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    A house in West Yorkshire - after cleaning
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    A War memorial, after cleaning - during silane Sealing
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    A house in Sheffield partially cleaned
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A data sheet on our stone 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 stone 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 surfaces - 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 stone. 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.