Abrasive blast cleaning is a popular method of industrial cleaning that works by shooting powerful streams of abrasive materials at a surface, forcefully breaking down the superficial layer to reveal the clean layer underneath. This method of cleaning has soared in popularity over the past few decades, giving rise to further subservices of abrasive cleaning … Continue readingPosted in Blast Cleaning, Hints & Tips | Comments Off on Shot Blasting & Sandblasting: What’s the Difference Between Them?
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With over 30 years of experience in our field, we have plenty of hints and tips to share and help you keep the outdoors looking tidy and clean.
There is an argument which constantly revolves around graffiti. It’s the argument of art vs vandalism, something which divides opinion and gets many people furious that more isn’t done. While there is value in some graffiti as art, the majority of what is scrawled or sprayed onto walls isn’t the next Banksy piece. The detracting … Continue readingPosted in Anti Graffiti Coating, Hints & Tips | Tagged anti-graffiti, graffiti, graffiti removal | Comments Off on Who is responsible for graffiti removal?
When a building is in disrepair and in need of some TLC, there is often a train of thought that ultimately leads to demolition. This is a rash decision that is taken to clear away the perceived problems with property, but it isn’t the only answer. Demolition or Restoration? In this article we’ll argue against … Continue readingPosted in Hints & Tips, News | Comments Off on Demolition or restoration?
The argument over graffiti and it’s status is something we’ve previously covered, but what is the impact of unauthorised graffiti on businesses? In this article we take a look at the ways in which local businesses and their neighbourhoods are affected by graffiti and tagging on cars, walls, doors and any other property. It reduces … Continue readingPosted in Hints & Tips, News | Comments Off on How does graffiti affect business owners?
Retail is a tricky thing to get right and the smallest margins can mean the difference between making profit and making a loss. It’s for this reason that every store owner, whether part of a chain or an independent store, wants to make the most of their space and create an inviting and engaging place … Continue readingPosted in Hints & Tips, News | Comments Off on 5 retail layout secrets
When you need to have your shop fitted, either so you can open the business as new or simply refurbish the existing store, you need to know that you’re going to get the highest quality workmanship and materials. The way your shop looks can impact directly on how customers perceive your business from both inside … Continue readingPosted in Hints & Tips | Comments Off on A guide to choosing the right shop fitter for your business
In the world of sandblasting there are many different ways in which we can clean up, strip or even out the surface of materials. Though sand has long been banned from usage because of the deadly silicosis, you can still use a range of much safer substances to help create a perfect finish, whether you’re … Continue readingPosted in Hints & Tips | Comments Off on What’s the difference between shot blasting and grit blasting?
For the restoration of many materials and surfaces, you need something that little bit more powerful. Sandblasting, or grit blasting as it has changed into, is useful in a variety of situations to help remove paint, rust and any other surface material to leave a clean finish. This technique is used most commonly for metals … Continue readingPosted in Hints & Tips | Comments Off on How Does A Sandblaster Work?
Many people will have heard the phrase “listed building” or “building conservation” thrown around in television shows and on the internet, but with all the red tape which surrounds these buildings there are few who actually understand the legislation. In this short guide we have collected up key information about the legislation regarding protected buildings … Continue readingPosted in Hints & Tips, News | Comments Off on Protected buildings – a brief guide to the legislation
Perfect for restoring a range of surfaces, sandblasting is widely used on tired brickwork and rusted metals. The technique cannot just be picked up by anyone however, there first needs to be a great deal of training involved to ensure that no person is injured and that nothing is damaged. Below we have put together … Continue readingPosted in Hints & Tips | Comments Off on Sandblasting for beginners