Limewashing and Coating
More often than not, coatings added to masonry result in deterioration by trapping moisture within the materials. Your best option is to never use them in the first place, However, many times these improper materials were chosen by the previous owner or contractor. There is no other method for understanding what chemical stripping product to use, dwell time, how many layers of coating, and how many applications are necessary unless testing is completed as a first step. Several test panels are executed in order to establish the gentlest means possible for removal without damaging the masonry. Strict local and EPA regulations are in place for proper and safe capture and disposal of all stripping and after wash materials 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 by:
- Paint and Hazardous Coating Removal
- Stain Removal and Protection
- Biological Growth Removal
- Efflorescence Neutralization Services
- Graffiti Removal
- Protective Coatings
- Paint Stripping
- Limewash Application