We can clean dirty bricks, or remove paint from them; we have various techniques for this depending on the dirt or paint, and the quality or softness of the brick - from the Sand Jet, to a full on Sand Blast, or even more aggressive high pressure water systems.
The photos below show samples of our work throughout the UK, and by using the menu selector on the top left of the picture box you can choose to see just painted brick samples, or just dirty brick samples In the photos below you can choose between dirty brick and painted brick .
- Grand Hotel Scarborough before brick cleaning
- Grand Hotel Scarborough after brick cleaning
- Dirty Bricks cleaning comparison
- Plaster removal from bricks before cleaning
- Plaster removal from bricks during sand jet cleaning
- Plaster removal from bricks after cleaning
- Fire damage before cleaning
- Fire damage after cleaning
- internal plaster removal from bricks before cleaning
- internal plaster removed from bricks
- dirty bricks before sand jet cleaning
- dirty bricks after sand jet cleaning
- listed building bricks during high level cleaning
- a brick pub before cleaning
- a brick pub after brick cleaning
- Hull station during brick cleaning
- Hull station during external brick cleaning
- brick building before sand jet cleaning
- brick building after sand jet cleaning
- fire damaged bricks before sand jet cleaning
- fire damaged bricks after sand jet cleaning
- subtle cleaning of bricks - before cleaning
- subtle cleaning of bricks - after cleaning
- Fire damaged bricks before cleaning
- Fire damaged bricks after cleaning
- Painted farmhouse before paint removal
- Painted farmhouse after paint removal
- Painted internal bricks during cleaning
- Painted internal bricks during paint removal
- Graffiti removal from bricks - before cleaning
- Graffiti removal from bricks - after cleaning
- Painted Brick Farmhouse - before sand jet cleaning
- Painted Brick Farmhouse - after sand jet cleaning
- Painted Darlington brick house before sand jet cleaning
- Painted Darlington brick house after sand jet cleaning
- Graffiti before sand jet cleaning
- Graffiti after sand jet cleaning 0
- Scarborough brick house before paint removal
- Scarborough brick house after paint removal
- Leeds house before paint removal
- Leeds house after paint removal
- Listed Grade II wall before sand jet paint removal
- Listed Grade II wall after sand jet paint removal
- Sand Jet removal of Bitumen from Brick
- Painted Damaged bricks - removal of paint
A data sheet on our brick cleaning services, a suitable summary for printing is available in PDF format, Brick Cleaning Data Sheet
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.
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. Occasionally though, we are asked to 'Sand Blast' internal walls to give the impression that the walls have been Sand Blasted - on more than one occasion 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! So we do offer a sandblasting service as well.
- 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.