Delivered by Stone Cleaning Experts
As an owner of a stone building you are faced with a dilemma – to clean or not to clean. If you don’t clean your stonework, your building will continue to look unkempt and could even be damaged by the mosses, lichens, bird lime and pollutants that have accumulated over the years.
On the other hand, if you do have your stone cleaned, you will want to know that it is being done properly using environmentally sound and appropriate methods. At one time, the use of abrasive discs, aggressive chemicals, high pressure washing and grit blasting (sand blasting) were the only options. These methods have caused incalculable damage to the stone buildings of the UK.
Soda blasting, which is one of our preferred stone cleaning techniques. Using a vortex of compressed air to carry specially graded sodium bicarbonate crystals, soda blasting will remove:
- Lime & cement based paints
- Paint residues
- Some old oil based paints
- Carbon and bitumen
- Lime scale
- Micro-organism blooms
- Bird fouling
Also many other types of surface contamination. Soda blasting does not damage the substrate and is completely environmentally friendly.