Edinburgh Stone Repair remove all types of paint from basements and front elevation of houses and Tennement’s on Edinburgh Newtown using our Doff system.
What are the cleaning qualities of each system?
The DOFF® requires very little besides a clean water supply. Once connected to the system, the water is transferred through a pump – which regulates the water pressure – before entering a hot-box, where it is heated. The supply is then channelled through 30 metres of hose to reach the nozzle at 150 degree centigrade, and is then applied to the target area.
It is this mix of high temperature and low pressure that makes the DOFF unique amongst other steam systems.
Similarly, the TORC® will produce a natural clean. Having been developed over the past 20 years – developed from the original JOS system – this is a highly advanced cleaning system. Rather than simply using a water supply, the TORC also requires low air pressure, and a safe, inert granulate which is applied to the target surface using a swirling vortex motion.
There are no other alternatives on the market that can produce the same results as either the DOFF or the TORC at these low pressures. Likewise, there are no chemicals that can produce a natural looking clean without simultaneously damaging the substrate.
Which system is best used for each paint type?
There are two forms of paint typically used on buildings and stonework: thermoplastic and cementitious – the former being flexible; the latter is brittle.
Thermoplastic coatings, such as gloss, acrylic, bitumen, oil and plastic-based paints, are best removed with the DOFF. When there are many layers of paint, it may require an application of paint softener prior to the actual cleaning process; less pressure will be required from the DOFF as a result.
Cementitious coatings, such as lime and cement-based paints, carbon sulphation, and lime efflorescence, are best removed with the TORC.
Edinburgh Stone Repair remove paint from basements on Edinburgh Newtown using Tensid’s non-toxic multiple layer paint remover in conjunction with the DOFF cleaning system in a number of demanding and challenging locations, producing completely paint free surfaces on projects ranging from marine and industrial engineering, through to residential and commercial buildings.
Surfaces We Can Clean
Questions & Answers
Q: Does painting stone cause damage?
A: Masonry and oil paints trap moisture in stonework causing decay to sandstone.
Q: Does removing paint cause damage to masonry?
A: No, we use Doff steam system that is low pressure high temperature cleaning machine that using only water and causing 0 damage to masonry.
Q: How much does paint removal cost?
A: Paint removal depends on how many coats and type of paint ranging from £50 – £100 per square metre.