Exposed Interior Brick Cleaning

Posted by impactindustrial on Sep 06, 2017

Exposed brick is a popular interior design feature commonly found in older buildings. This brick is often dirty, painted, or covered in excess mortar and plaster. By using either Dry Ice Blasting or Wet Abrasive Blasting we can remove the paint, mortar, and plaster with less damage than traditional sandblasting or soda blasting, and without chemicals. What used to take weeks using wire brushes, grinders, and other hand tools, can now be accomplish in hours with Dry Ice Blasting, Wet Abrasive Blasting, or a combination of both!

Dry ice Blasting

is a non-abrasive cleaning method that uses 3mm pellets of recycled C02. These pellets are propelled through a pressurized air stream. The Dry Ice pellets sublimate upon impact therefore leaving no secondary waste.

Wet Abrasive Blasting-(less than 1 liter/minute)

This method mixes small amounts of water into the air stream to encapsulate over 90% of the dust. The water allows effective cleaning at lower pressures, and enhances the level of surface finish that can be achieved. The benefit is a much smoother and consistent finish without the damages associated with alternative processes such as soda blasting, pressure washing, and using hand tools.

Based on the following considerations we will help you decide whether Dry Ice Blasting, Wet Abrasive Blasting, or a combination of the two is best for cleaning your exposed interior brick walls:

  • Renovation Budget, etc.
  • Brick condition/type of brick
  • Amount of paint/mortar/plaster on surface
  • Type of Containment Required (we recommend only blasting when house is under renovation.

Due to the dust and noise associated with this type of service it is best suited to buildings under renovation or construction.

Not every exposed interior brick wall can be restored, but if done properly and with the right process, the exposed brick can drastically change the dynamics of a room.

Call us today to remove the paint and plaster from your retro brick walls as they grow in popularity again!