Chemical Stripper Damage

Damaged cornice

THESE PHOTOS SHOW HOW POWERFUL PAINT STRIPPER CAUSES DAMAGE
AND LEAVES THE SURFACE PITTED WHEN APPLIED TO CORNICES.  WE NEVER USE PAINT STRIPPER ONLY STEAM

 SEE IMAGE AT BOTTOM OF PAGE FOR THE FINISH AFTER WE STEAM CLEAN
 CLICK ON IMAGES TO SEE THE DAMAGE IN MORE DETAIL

IMAGE 1 DAMAGE CAUSED BY PAINT STRIPPER

 

IMAGE 2 DAMAGE CAUSED BY PAINT STRIPPER

In May of last year, I was appointed to undertake the cleaning and restoring of the cornice’s at 42 leinster gardens. The main contractor had already approached one cornice firm to come in to the property to do a test on the cornice using paint stripper, although they had removed all the paint and the distemper, the chemical paint stripper had caused damage to the cornice, leaving the surface pitted.

BELOW IS AN IMAGE OF HOW IT LOOKS AFTER WE CLEAN WITH STEAM

 

In this close up photo, show’s a cleaned cornice by us, using steam only, (which is of a lower pressure) by using the steam method, it dissolves the paint firstly, then works on the build up of distemper or white wash, once the steam has cleaned
all the build up of paint away, the steam will not continue to cause any damage to the plaster moulding leaving the surface to the cornice ready for re-painting.

We have been using the steam method since 1983 and have always achieved great results and leaving all of my clients very happy with the results we achieve. Many clients have given me written reference’s which you can find on my testimonial page.