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.
- East Yorkshire Stone House Before Paint Removal
- East Yorkshire Stone House After Paint Removal
- Lancastrian Stone Pub Before Paint Removal
- Lancastrian Stone Pub After Paint Removal
- Lancastrian Stone Pub Paint Removal from Window Cills
- Lancastrian Stone Pub Paint Removal from Bay Windows
- Chalk House in East Yorkshire before Paint Removal
- Chalk House in East Yorkshire after Paint Removal
- Granite Pillar in Newcastle before paint removal
- Granite Pillar in Newcastle with paint stripper
- Granite Pillar in Newcastle after paint removal
- Before Graffiti removal from Stone
- After Graffiti removal from Stone
- Painted Sandstone before Paint Removal
- Painted Sandstone after Paint Removal
- Bitumen Removal from Stone Columns
- Carpet Glue Removal from Stone Staircase
- Fire Restoration from Limewashed Stone
- Stone House before Paint Removal
- Stone House after Paint Removal
- Leeds Stone Mill before Stone Cleaning
- Leeds Stone Mill after Stone Cleaning
- Listed Grade II Stone before Cleaning
- Listed Grade II Stone after Cleaning
- Fire Restoration, Soot Removal from Church Tower
- Dry Ice Blasting of Soot from Stone
- Partially Cleaned Stone House
- Stone house - after cleaning
- Listed Grade I stone cleaning - before
- Listed Grade I stone cleaning - during
- Stone Cleaning Samples
- Stone Cleaning of Listed Windmill - before cleaning
- Stone Cleaning of Listed Windmill - during cleaning
- Stone Cleaning of Listed Windmill - after cleaning
- Sandstone before sand jet cleaning
- Sandstone after sand jet cleaning
- Sandstone during Sand Jet Cleaning
- West Yorkshire house before stone cleaning
- West Yorkshire house after stone cleaning
- Stone War memorial during silane sealing
- Sheffield Stone house partially cleaned
A data sheet on our stone cleaning services, a suitable summary for printing is available in PDF format, Painted Stone Datasheet
We specialise in using a low pressure sand jetting system that we have used nationwide for property restoration, including working on Listed Buildings - with appropriate approval from Conservation Officers.
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.
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. 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!
- 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.