Masonry Cleaning & Painting

More often than not, coatings added toon masonry trap moisture within the wall, resulting in deterioration of the masonry unit or wall structure.result in deterioration by trapping moisture within the materials. Your best betIt is is to not use them in the first placea good idea to never use impermeable coatings on a masonry system,; however,, often these materials wereare often chosen by the previous owner. Therse is no other method for understanding what chemical stripping product, dwell time, how many layers of coating, and how many applications are necessary unless testing is undertaken as a first step. Several test samples are executed in order to establish the gentlest means possible while not damaging the masonry. Strict local and EPA regulations are in place that result in proper and safe, capture and disposal of all strippingstripping waste and after-wash material from this process.

We use Preservation Brief #1 “Assessing Cleaning and Water-Repellent Treatments for Historic Masonry Buildings” as our guide for the proper treatment of historic structures.

Our cleaning techniques can be utilized to remove:

  • Paint
  • Tar
  • Waterproofing coatings
  • Elastomeric coating

Paint and Coating Removal

More often than not, coatings added to masonry result in deterioration by trapping moisture within the materials. Your best bet is to not use them in the first place, however, often these materials were chosen by the previous owner. These is no other method for understanding what chemical stripping product, dwell time, how many layers of coating, and how many applications are necessary unless testing is undertaken as a first step. Several test samples are executed in order to establish the gentlest means possible while not damaging the masonry. Strict local and EPA regulations are in place that result in proper and safe, capture and disposal of all stripping and after wash material from this process.

We use Preservation Brief #1 “Assessing Cleaning and Water-Repellent Treatments for Historic Masonry Buildings” as our guide for the proper treatment of historic structures.

Our paint and coating techniques can be utilized to remove:

  • Paint
  • Tar
  • Waterproofing coatings
  • Elastomeric coating