Our mobile Timber cleaning services
Our timber cleaning services are performed on your site – with the use of industry-leading products and the ability to be mobile, the process is made a lot simpler for all involved. Keeping items and surfaces intact even before the blasting or cleaning process begins is our duty, and we will not remove surfaces if it is unbeneficial to do so.
We have mastered many mobile blasting and cleaning services and are equipped with vast industry expertise, ready to tackle your timber cleaning projects.
Mobile Timber cleaning
AS has developed a method of cleaning framing timbers (green oak, as well as timbers in listed buildings) using fine powders as the abrasive media delivered at low pressure without the use of chemicals. Our technique allows us to clean timbers after plastering and glazing have been fixed without causing any damage to or compromising adjoining surfaces.
We use mobile blasting specifically with low-pressure, fine media when working with softwood which allows us to carry out the work without pulling the grain in the wood. This approach effectively and gently removes generations of paint, smoke damage, varnish or any other contaminants that have seeped into the external layer of the wood. AS guarantees to restore even the finest of details back to perfection.
Mobile paint removal
To keep coatings and paint performing to the best of their ability, it is vital to ensure any underperforming areas are resurfaced and renewed – providing lasting protection and enhanced finishes.
Using great quality paint removal products by Stripper’s, combined with steam cleaning and low-pressure fine media wet cleaning, this mobile blasting service removes decorative finishes and restores period and listed buildings to their former glory. As well as improving the subject’s aesthetic, paint removal often eradicates structural problems such as dampness – as a new coat of protective paint can be seamlessly applied. We are also able to remove paint from cars and other automotive parts using a personalised process to cater for the material of the surface.
Mobile Facade cleaning
A mobile blasting technique that removes pollutants, algae, moss, and general weathering from exteriors of buildings. Is it vital to remove these factors from the facade of the building to avoid any damage or deterioration to the property; for example, removing large amounts of moss or algae will reveal key structural vulnerabilities that would otherwise have been left unseen and unfixed.
Usually, facade cleaning is carried out with the use of compressed air and water to wash away contaminants, leaving a brighter, clean finish. The building’s material will ultimately determine if an abrasive should be used – as masonry, stone and wood can be fairly soft in comparison to common abrasives such as aluminium oxide, copper, and glass. If an unsuitable approach to the building’s restoration is taken, more harm can be caused than good – therefore this mobile blasting method should only be undertaken by experienced professionals.
A Mobile Blasting Company You Can Trust
When you choose AS Blasting and Coatings for your resurfacing needs, you are guaranteed complete customer satisfaction. We know that trust is vital to a successful experience, so rest assured that all AS employees are CSCS Registered and carry all relevant certifications.
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Mobile Blasting FAQs
What is the process of abrasive blasting?
Surfaces all differ in requirements and hardness, therefore need a specific and bespoke service to achieve the best finish possible. Depending on the desired finish, abrasive media is chosen; for example, glass beads will give a clean, polished finish for surfaces that may not need to be coated whereas abrasive blasting media like grit or aluminium oxide will leave a rougher finish for coatings to affix effectively. After the media and approach have been chosen, blasting can commence; either at our in-house facilities or on your site.
What is brush-off blast cleaning?
The Society for Protective Coatings holds a standard of sp7 which has the equivalent surface finish as if the cleaning took place with manual scraping and wire brushing. Once a surface has been cleaned by the process of abrasive blasting it should be free of contaminants, dirt, oil, grease etc. A brush-off blast cleaned surface is a standard of blast cleaning surface preparation; a surface that appears to have these factors eliminated without viewing under magnification.
How many types of abrasive blasting are there?
The types of abrasive blasting can differ by how they operate and by what is used as the media. Various finishes can be achieved with different abrasive media and processes that highly depend on the surface at hand. Shot blasting uses a centrifugal mechanism to propel steel beads at the substrate at incredibly high speeds, ripping apart the bond contaminants have made with the surface. Whereas abrasive blasting that uses other media is usually met with compressed air within a spray gun mechanism that forces the abrasive within an airstream at the surface, removing mill scale, dirt rust and any other pollutants.
What are blast cleaning technologies?
There are many elements and types of equipment involved with abrasive blasting; from centrifugal mechanisms, and compressed air spray guns to blast cabinets and rooms. In most methods and approaches to abrasive blasting, there is an air supplier or compressor, an abrasive media vessel, directional fittings such as valves, hoses, pipes etc and a blast nozzle. All of these components can vary to give different finishes to the surface being cleaned; whether you need a rough, etched surface prior to powder or protective coatings or a polished finish for machine parts.
What is blast cleaning and maintenance?
Blast cleaning, also known as abrasive blasting, sees the removal of debris, pollutants, and unwanted particles from machine parts, mechanisms, and components. This process ensures that elements run smoothly without rust or grease impeding performance. It is a great way to clean internal elements but abrasive blasting can also be used to clean buildings or other exterior surfaces. Abrasive blasting can effectively remove algae, moss, ivy remnants and other dirt from the facade of the structure. This cleaning method will keep the appearance and finish of buildings looking as best as possible.