We have been involved in the restoration cleaning of several buildings of varying kinds. I was contacted by the homeowners of a Victorian brick house, with brickwork that had been painted with many layers of different plastic paints over the years.
The owners had been advised that this paint was causing damp & deterioration to the brickwork and the lime mortar. The building was unable to breath and it is essential for these types of buildings to be able to breath, so this became a job of necessity, to prevent further deterioration.
Brickwork that has been painted, basically has two options:
1. Low Pressure Abrasive Blasting (Minimum job duration = half a day)
2. Steam Cleaning (Minimum job duration = half a day)
Here at CJK we really listen to the needs of our customers and advise them on the best approach to deal with such matters. I suggested to the homeowners that the best approach for this project, was to use low pressure abrasive blasting, using crushed glass as the blast media, as this would minimise any potential damage to the brickwork.
It was very clearly explained that this would be a process that could not be rushed & that extensive scaffolding would be required to gain full access to all the surfaces requiring abrasive blast cleaning.
In these types of situation, it is essential to undertake several test blast areas around the property, as the brickwork & colours can vary substantially on different walls, such as the front façade and gable ends. After these test areas were complete, we had a clear idea of what was needed in order to really minimise any potential further deterioration.
After these test areas were complete the homeowners were very happy to proceed, knowing that every possible precaution was being addressed. Parts of this job had to be understood very clearly, that this was a job of necessity and the coatings had to be removed.
This was a great project and commenced with the blasting of the lower levels first, before the scaffolding being erected. A great deal of attention was paid to the containment of the worksite during the blasting process as to minimise the cleaning up of surrounding properties.
Low-pressure abrasive blasting can achieve FANTASTIC results, depending on the media choice, pressure setting and operator skill.
The homeowners were absolutely delighted with the transformation of their property by the work conducted by CJK and received fantastic feedback from their neighbours and neighbourhood, congratulating them on the transformation of their property.
At CJK we specialise in this type of low-pressure abrasive media blasting, this process works especially well on historic old oak beams, that have been painted over the years. The blast cleaning of these beams and buildings can absolutely transform the entire look of a property.
We offer private & commercial: Building Restoration Cleaning, Stone Restoration Cleaning, Brickwork Cleaning, Paint Removal, Graffiti Removal, Chewing Gum Removal, Efflorescence Removal, Patio Cleaning, Driveway Cleaning, Walkway Cleaning, Decking Cleaning, Statue Cleaning & Monument Cleaning across Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire & Buckinghamshire.
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Exceptional service all round. Chris’s level of care and attention to detail produced a fantastic result. Massive thanks.
Extremely good service, Chris was able to do a very sensitive restoration of smoke damaged brickwork and heavily charred beam on my inglenook fireplace following a house fire. He arrived on time and although the process does create a lot of dust, the floors were protected by tarpaulins and he did an excellent job of clearing up afterwards. I am very happy with the result.
Chris is a lovely chap; keen to help and a font of knowledge. He removed decades of paint on the rear of our house; allowing us to have windows changed before walls are rendered. We are very pleased with the result! Thank you
A very professional efficient service by Chris at CJK. I got him to sandblast tower crane sections for an upcoming job and they have turned out as good as new If not better. M.Cassidy Cassidy Tower Crane Services
We have recently used CJK blasting to remove paint from the exterior of our property. Over the years the house has been painted using various paints which over time have started peeling off and damaging the bricks and mortar underneath. Chris came along on a couple of days initially to test out the best method of removing the paint and discuss our requirements before giving us an idea of what he would do. Once this was confirmed we talked about a date and all met with a scaffolding company. We have had walls sand blasted and steam blasted to remove the paint. Chris works methodically and meticulously and keeps you informed along the way. This was a messy job cleared up on a daily basis. We would have no hesitation in recommending Chris.
We’ve asked Chris to remove old paint from our garden wall. He did a great job, very pleased with the results. The garden was left in clean and tidy state. Thank you very much!
I commissioned CJK to clean up some old cast iron grates. Chris arrived with his mobile unit and did a fantastic, professional job – I couldn’t be happier with the result. He was also meticulous with the clear-up operation afterwards. I have no hesitation in recommending his services. Richard Earl Eversholt
i called Chris at short notice, and he was so helpful and accommodating. He set to work straight away and done the most amazing job of sandblasting our old wooden beams. the transformation was worth every penny, and he was very careful about cleaning up. excellent service, highly recommend!
We contracted Chris to remove masonry paint from the house we bought in August 2020. The damage to the brickwork and internal walls from paint containing plastic is as a result of solid walls being unable to breathe – a must for most Victorian buildings. Chris provided a detailed consultation in which we discussed our needs and wants for the building prior to the work commencing. It was then that we talked about concerns about the potential harshness of abrasive cleaning to the brickwork and he assured us of the measures he would take to ensure that the material he uses would be adjusted to minimise any damage. In addition to this, he carried out a test on two separate parts of our house checking for the differences between the brickwork around the building. We are delighted with the outcome of the work and the professionalism with which is was undertaken. Chris has high standards both in the job he is doing and in the way he cleans up after the work is complete. I know we will be using him again for other work we have still to do in and around our property.
Are paint booth was looking a little tired, and was in need of some restoration. So we called in "CJK ABRASIVE BLAST CLEANING AND SURFACE PREPARATION" to abrasive blast the inside walls & celling. Excellent job ! Thanks Chris.
Dj Uphill-Robson recommends CJK Abrasive Blast Cleaning & Surface Preparation. Chris is a great guy and his work is second to none. Get in touch if ur in the Bedford area for your blasting and restoration work. He only uses the best equipment so you know your job is done right N.A Robson ltd suppliers of abrasive blasting equipment Start a private conversation with Dj Uphill-Robson in Messenger.
Did an outstanding job on my Land Rover wheels. Making the old girl one step closer to perfection. Thanks Chris
Chris has helped me on a couple of projects the first was some tired cast iron garden furniture, the second was an old wood plane that I wanted to clean up. He did a cracking job on both and I would definitely recommend his work.
Chris is exceedingly passionate about this line of trade. As a former serviceman he tackles every job with tenacity and trust. Metal, wood, bricks, stone etc all brought back to their natural condition. His business has invested wisely in all the up-to-date equipment to ensure CJK are the best around. I would not hesitate in recommending Chris and his team to anyone.
Chris took on the blasting of a 40 year old motorbike seat base that had been previously repaired and badly painted with rubberised underbody sealant. I gave him the job because I knew he'd be sympathetic to the old metalwork and not destroy it with agressive blast media and the result is perfect. He's removed every last bit of old paint and any loose corrosion without blowing big holes everywhere. I'd highly recommend him for work on old motorcycle parts as he really does know what he's doing. Thanks Chris.
Used CJK blasting to strip off some heavy layers of paint from garden furniture for it to be restored and was exceptionally pleased with the result. Fast, friendly service and highly recommend.
Gave Chris my ZX6R frame to prep for powder coating, he did a superb and speedy job and a fab finish. The frame looks like new now. Can highly recommend
Had my garden patios an driveway/ gates all pressure washed earlier this year. Great job, No mess, Professional an reliable. Would recommend and use again.
CJK Did a fantastic job restoring our water pump, thank you
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