Historic Tin Ceiling
CO2Sweep offers an innovative cleaning method for restoration projects due to the need for a non-abrasive and chemical-free process in most restoration work. The goal in restoration work is to restore a structure to its original state and to uncover the underlying surfaces of the structure without causing additional damage. Dry ice cleaning allows the restoration contractor to achieve the desired cleaning results, without damaging the substrate. Often, layers of paint and years of aging will hide the original detail on the structure. One way to uncover this intricate detail work is with dry ice cleaning, no other blasting media is able to achieve that level of clean without damaging the substrate. In fact, with dry ice blast cleaning, CO2Sweep can blast adjacent to marble, glass and polished metals without causing any damage to these surfaces.
The absence of a secondary waste stream is another attraction to use dry ice for restoration work. In a project such as lead paint abatement, it is critical that the removal method be as streamlined and as carefully contained as possible. This can be achieved with dry ice blasting
Architects that specify restoration work often won’t allow chemicals or abrasive blasting methods to be used. Chemicals can leach into stone & marble, and abrasive cleaning methods will scratch and scar the surface being cleaned. Both chemical and traditional abrasive cleaning alters the integrity of the very surface the restorers are trying to preserve