Sympathetic beam cleaning & restoration
Dry ice blasting is a unique and incredibly sympathetic way of cleaning and restoring your beams back to their natural state.
People in older properties find the painted oak beams make rooms appear dark and oppressive therefore face the dilemma of returning them back to their natural state without being too abrasive. Sometimes people decide to go with the option of painting over them with a lighter colour, consequently finding the paint can start to flake off in places. Also adding layer after layer of paint can be detrimental to the health of the wood beam as it cannot breathe.
When Sandblasting is not an option
Sandblasting is not an always option in this day and age, as it is a messy abrasive process and you hear tales of people’s woes, in that, for years afterwards, intrusive sand keeps appearing from the beam, and also that it makes its way into other rooms of the house. Being abrasive it also alters the surface of the wood, removing carpenter marks and the shape of the timbers.
Cleaning & restoration of your beams back to their natural state
Dry ice blasting is a non abrasive process, which simply removes the coating off of the beams by freezing the coating. This is a versatile gentle process which introduces no secondary waste stream; a fine dust is created by the paint being removed from the beams making dry ice blasting the ideal choice for beam cleaning and restoration.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions or enquiries.