There are a wide variety of reasons our clients may choose to have a building paint stripped but the most common reasons are to expose the original brickwork and the need to remove older failing or incorrect paint coatings which are trapping in moisture and causing damp within the building.
ThermaTech has the ability to remove most modern polyurethane, latex and graffiti paints, sometimes in combination with our selected paint softening or graffiti removal products – the highly rated Keim mineral paints high strength paint softener, STS 7M.
For harder coatings such as the old distemper paints which cannot be softened using heat or chemicals, we use ThermaTech with an abrasion injection attachment, which leaves no damage to the structure and no shadows.
As a KEIM representative, we can also advise on re-coating with one of their breathable masonry paints or specialist coatings. Visit Lightfast Ltd.
We are able to quickly and safely remove flexible paints and surface treatments as well as non-temperature responsive coatings such as cement, mineralic and lime based paints – without the use of chemicals.
Discolouration on stone occurs very frequently due to various reasons such as carbonation, corrosion, cracking, dirt deposition, and others. ThermaClean will successfully remove atmospheric and environmental soiling from any stone surface.
We can remove this type of vandalism in a fast and effective manner, taking the utmost care to avoid over cleaning and degradation. Our super heated water system removes lead, oil, cement-based materials, spray paint and permanent marker.
Our superheated water system is highly effective for removing grease and oil from a wide range of substrates. Producing a liquid spray at 150°C, this temperature is capable of melting and removing chewing gum, wax and bitumen.
Using the all new abrasive lance for ThermaTech we can effectively remove rust from metalwork.
View Coatings Removal Case Studies
The property in question is a single detached brick home built in the late 1960s. The original brick on the house was painted over most likely some time in the 1970s.
ThermaTech systems from Restorative Techniques were used to carry out cleaning and repairs to this Grade I listed church, which was built circa 1758.
Another great project. The clients had a high build coating on the front of their property that had broken down. After cleaning with ThermaTech and further sympathetic works it looks like a new house!
We were pleased to have been chosen by DRS to advise on the correct treatments and products for use on the conservation of this historic building facade.
Transforming another Manx stone building that has suffered years of damp from using the wrong exterior paints that trap in the moisture and cause countless problems.
Removing harmful materials from stone work allows the substrate to breath, release moisture and salts.
The recently applied acrylic based paint coatings on this town house in Douglas had failed and required removal.
ThermaTech was chosen to restore Belmont House, a Georgian Villa in Lyme Regis, Dorset built in the 1780’s. It is one of the first Georgian seaside villas built in the country, and it is adorned with decorative artificial stone.
Removal of old masonry paint coatings from the exterior walls of a sound editing suite at the Film Studios near Ramsey.
ThermaTech was chosen for a prestigious restoration project at Kensington Palace.