A revolutionary system for cleaning and stripping fragile
surfaces, such as….
Oak beam and frame cleaning
Great for cleaning, stripping and renovating old timber beams and frames in barns and cottages. We use it to clean
off woodenbeams in listed buildings (safer than
sandblasting your black Elizabethan beams). You can strip varnish
off oak doors, skirtings and floors. It’s also great for stripping
thick black paint off oak and pine beams.
Ideal for cleaning and renovating tired stonework and stone walls. These include Natural
stone cleaning, Cotswold stone, York stone, Somerset sandstone and Indian
sandstone (see the separate stone cleaning page). It’s ideal for stripping paint
from stonework and stone walls, fireplaces and surrounds. You can even use it for pebble
We Also use it for, Graffiti removal, Brick
cleaning and cleaning /
restoration of Statues and Monuments. We carry out Boat cleaning (antifouling
paint removal),Removal of road
markings.and much, much more. It's mild restoration
cleaning. Much more gentle than shot blasting or blast cleaning. Ideal for listed
Heritage (English Heritage) buildings
Sensational Fragile surface Cleaning System
transforms Even delicate "uncleanable"
things Like new..
you have a delicate, fragile or valuable hard surface ― that desperately
needs paint removal or cleaning (ultra safely) ―but
are scared to death that some bungling cowboy will destroy it? ... Yes?
I said you could have almost any Fragile surface restored Back to original
without fear of damage ―
You probably wouldn't believe me...
"...Well It's True... Here's
Figures And Photo's to prove It...
removed a 2cm (¾") thick layer of red lead paint from the decks
of HMS Victory ― without even scratching
the wood underneath!...
"...you can shift, dirt, slime, algae, paint,
Grime, graffiti, mould, rust, Sulphates, etc― from
all your fragile surfaces ― Both Interior
"Now, this sounds crazy but ... this
sensation is so mild & gentle
It can take nail varnish from your fingers
..... It can take print off paper! ......And it can take
paint off an aluminium can without scratching the can..
the desk of;
Hi, my name is Richard Hobbs.
really do all that (or more to the point, can it do all that for you)?
Well.. yes it can, but a while back, I didn't
believe those claims either! This what convinced me...
years of working my fingers to the bone, the day came when I could finally
afford my dream... A boat. Second hand, but still my dream boat.
The problem was, it needed a lot of work doing to
it. Worst of which was cleaning all the old anti fouling paint and barnacles
from the bottom.
Seconds from disaster.......
a lucky escape
Some self appointed "expert" (you know
the sort!) wanted to use high pressure sand
blasting. Luckily I found out the dangers before
this idiot blew great holes in my pride and joy (and in my life
Then, a guy at a local sailing club told me he'd
seen some TV programme about the work on HMS Victory.
I thought "Crikey, they wouldn't allow just
any old system to be used on the Victory. There must be something in
this!" I checked it out. That was only the start of it...
£ 25,000 later...
Do you remember the late Victor Kiam? (the guy in
the Remington shaver adverts
― He "liked it so much, he bought
the company")? Well, next thing you know, I'd spent £ 25,000
on this unique cleaning system. My boat was the first job it did.
But the point is, it does a lot more than boats...
It does all the stuff you can see in the buttons
on the left — and more. I hope you'll be excited when you see what
it can do for you.
So how good is it?...
Will it work for me?
When you take a look at the before and after photographs
below, you'll be astonished how some things get transformed. Even
now, I still get a kick out of doing the work.
I love it. I love the sense of pride I get
when a job is completed (I feel like I've created a masterpiece)
and I love the look of joy on the owner's face when they see their
things brought back to life.
The system we use is brilliant. It's so
gentle. It operates at ridiculously low pressures ― it's actually
more like a warm mist. You don't have to worry about you house,
garden or street looking like a war zone.
What about mess?
I'd be lying if I said there was no mess.
There is however, only a fraction of what
other methods produce; it doesn't create
clouds of dust because the mist captures it, holds it and stops it spreading.
Let me explain about this mist...
Recently, a gentleman had the "magic treatment"
on his beams. He openly admitted that (before he saw it in operation)
he had been terrified that his house would be engulfed in dust and deluged
He'd had a nightmare vision of something
like a pressure washer drenching the inside of his house (soaking it with tanker loads of water,
sloshing all over his walls and floors). Our
kit is nothing remotely like that.
When we did a test patch, he was really surprised — maybe even shocked
— at how only a minute amount of moisture was needed to do a great job.
That's not all.
Have a look at this quick video...
Keep your eye on the top of the wooden skirting. Watch the paint disappear
before your eyes.
You get "Belt and Braces" safety
We make doubly sure with a "belt and braces"
Work areas are isolated and sheeted up. After completion,
these are removed and the area cleaned. It's time consuming but
we have to do it right.
If you have something that needs restoring, I'm
sure we can help you. So, please, have a good look around the site at
whatever takes your fancy.
Just click on the pictures above to go straight to
the section you are interested in (or just scroll down from here).
After each section you can go straight to a contact
page with our telephone number and E mail address.
Remember.. we're here to help you.
If you need any help or further information, please
feel free to contact us at any time.
If you are
thinking of sanding some old beams, this may be just what
you are looking for. You'll see some great before and
after photographs of removing paint from oak beams. You'll
see how to strip varnish and paint from all sorts of old
wooden beams. You'll even see how to gently restore
ancient timber beams in listed buildings ― gently,
Just click on the
blue link above to be taken to the specialist oak beam cleaning
No more finger crushing, back
breaking, lung choking, manual sanding! At last, you can
remove varnish and paint easily..
Have you ever tried to sand a boat (especially
a wooden one) back to it's bare hull or remove antifouling?
Well, my brother and I have.
We vowed never to do boat cleaning
again!You end up knackered!
Your back is killing
you, your fingers feel like they've
been battered with a mallet and you seem to cough up lungfuls
You're caked in so
much powder that you look like a panda when you take your
safety glasses off! It's no fun at all.
Apart from all this,
it takes an eternity to get the job done. You need weeks
of dry weather― and how often do you get long spells
of good weather in Britain?
You need something that will shift the
layers of old paint quickly ― all the way back to
the base ― with no damage to that underlying surface.
Something that's clean and won't leave a chemical
If it's good enough for HMS Victory...
This is where our system comes in. We
bought it after seeing it work magic on boats. Remember,
we were terrified to let someone loose with a sandblaster
on our own boat. We didn't want to spend the
next few weekends patching up cavernous holes.
Then we heard about it being used on
We thought it must be good or they wouldn't
be allowed anywhere near it.Let's face it, any contractor
damaging the Victory would have been....
...keel hauled and hung from the yard arm!...
were right, it's so gentle..
Look at the three pictures below. It's
a job we did recently.
The boat was plastered in rock hard old
anti fouling, which needed replacing... The job took less
than a day to complete.
Before: Coated in rock hard
anti fouling paint. Stripper and sandpaper couldn't
move it. The owner was about to attack it with
a disk grinder! Can you imagine the damage that
During: Just a few minutes
into the job and the paint was coming off nicely
. The hard paint was stripped off ―
wafer thin layer by wafer
thin layer ― without damaging the
brittle gel coat underneath.
After: In less than a day,
the hull was paint free. This would take about
three weeks by hand! There's virtually no
dust or mess.
All stubborn anti fouling
paint has been removed. There's no damage
to the gel coat ― no holes blown through
the hull― and no contamination left on
The hull is left clean and
ready for a fresh new coat of anti fouling.
A wooden hull would be ready for paint or varnish.
Varnish and paint removalfrom boats is quick and
With wooden hulls, you can have them
taken right back to the bare wood without any damage. If
you look at the work this system did on the Victory, it
almost defies logic.
They had to remove a 2cm (¾ inch) thick
layer of industrial red lead paint ― without marking
the (nearly) two hundred year old wooden decks. And definitely
without burning. Can you imagine if someone
had cocked that up?
be a national outcry...
Can you imagine the national outcry if
the ship ― perhaps the greatest symbol of British
naval power ― had been wrecked during the stripping
process? Now you can see why they dared not burn the
If you have an antifouling paint stripping
headache, then we can sort it for you.
If you are unsure as to how your boat
will come up, or you would like
us to shift your paint, please give us a call (or send us an
e mail with some photo's). Just click on the link below
before and after photograph showing removal of white
line road markings (with no damage to road surface).
Road markings before
the line has gone and the surface is left untouched
No more gut wrenching fumes..
No more dangerous holes in the road.. No more pollution...
I've never liked the idea of burning
off road markings with a thermal lance ― and I detest
it even more after what happened the other day...
I took my mother shopping ― and
to get from the shops to the multi storey car park―
we had to cross a footbridge.
Below the bridge, some workmen were burning
off road markings with a thermal lance. A gentle breeze
engulfed the bridge with cloud of acrid blue smoke (with
us trapped within it)
It was like a war film where the army
attacks through a smokescreen. You couldn't see more
than a couple of yards.
Children were choking, old
were gasping for breath and
I felt like I'd dunked my head in a bucket of tar!
Now, some councils have already banned
firms from burning off road markings with thermal lances.
So how long can they go on polluting towns and villages?
How long before the "thermal lancers" find themselves
at the sharp end of a legal action?
It's unnecessary. Our system does
the job with no fumes whatsoever.
Neither does it blow big holes in the
The next time you drive on a main road,
have a look at the road markings. In most cases you'll
see holes where the tarmac has been gouged out. These have
been caused by thermal lances.
If you think about it, it's obvious.
When you build a road you melt tar, cover it in stones and
roll it flat. If your burn off a white line, you are going
to melt the tar underneath. No wonder you get a hole each
So, with our system, you’ll get your
road markings removed…..
Without your workers
choking Their Lungs
— with toxic fumes — from (banned) thermal lances. You won't
choke others ― working near or passing by.
You'll do it without blasting holes
in the road surface (then coughing up a fortune to repair
them). What's more...
It’s Ideal for cramped town
Have you seen the huge (flat bed)
lorry mounted jetting systems? These are great for removing
road markings on open spaces like motorways but a nightmare
in tight areas. Imagine one of those blocking the road in
your town centre? It would be bedlam.
is a trailer mounted machine — about as big as a Mini—and
can easily work in a tight town centre location— with minimal
If you would like us to
shift some markings, please give us a call. Just click on
the link below for the contact details. ê
Reclaimed period timber
and features cost an arm and a leg nowadays. But... you
might not need to spend that kind of money.
You can do your own reclaiming ―
and you never know what you'll find next.
If you've got an old
building or feature (say a period fire surround), then you
could have a goldmine buried under thick layers of paint.
What looks like a dead boring fire surround could be exquisite
Look at the castle hallway
in the photo's above.
Who'd have believed
that beautiful wood staircase, skirting and doors were concealed
under that black paint. See how much lighter the corridor
What you've got to
realise is... our machines strip paint off layer by layer.
It doesn't do any damage but it does reveal some interesting
You might become a kind
of "house detective". You might even find you
can learn the history of the house, bit by bit, when the
paint is "stroked" away.
You could well learn how
different owners stamped their personality on it ―
just by seeing their differing decor ― layer by layer.
This is how much control we have over the stripping process.
Ihow our stone cleaning applies to all of
these for you.... Ashlar Stone, Bath Stone,
Blue Stone, Buff Stone, Building Stone, Coloured
Stone, Cotswolds Stone, Dorset Stone, Durham Stone,
Granite, Grit Stone, Limestone , Marble, Natural
Quarry Stone, Northumberland Stone, Old York Stone,
Portland Stone, Quartz, Indian sandstone, Sawn Stone,
Somerset Stone, Travertine, Terrazzo and Walling
Also, how to make friends
and neighbours green with envy when they
see your "as new" refurbished stone.
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