Beam Cleaning and Beam Stripping

Midland Precision Blasting Limited offer safe non harmful beam cleaning and timber restoration throughout the UK

Can I have my timbers and beams cleaned quickly and without damage ?

Safe beam cleaning of paints and varnish from wood is possible but requires training, care and the right equipment. We always test in a discrete area before proceeding as not all woods can be blast cleaned without damage. Hardwoods such as oak are perfect and so too pitch pine. Modern fast grown pines are not suitable.

What is the best way to clean my beams?

We prefer to come in as soon as you have completed any demolition work, before any other trades. This can be a messy service. But we have blasted in houses which are decorated and lived in. Isolating the rooms we are working in takes time and dust can find its way through tiny cracks.

When is the best time to blast beams?

We can advise on the best method; soda blasting, glass powders or dry ice…or if it is the right decision for your property, not to blast at all. There is a lot of confusing, contradictory and even misleading advise available from the web and people whose knowledge and experience of blast cleaning is very out of date.

Do you clean new oak frames?

Yes we do, and frequently as they have water damage, marks from shipping and installation and handling.

What if my beams have woodworm?

Most old woods have had infestation at sometime but damage to old oak timbers is usually not deep and the strength of the beam is not compromised. We can remove the loose and dusty (fass) material so you will not be vacuuming it up forever. It is always worth having timbers inspected after blasting and having them treated if needed.

What do I need to do to treat the wood afterwards?

Almost everyone asks us this. The answer is you don’t have to do anything to oak. It is a matter of personal preference. Beeswax will naturally seal timbers but will darken them a little. Avoid linseed oil as this never really dries. Steer clear too of varnishes.

How much does beam cleaning cost?

There are many factors influencing cost. Size of the beams, type and layers of coatings, situation, how easy is access, is the property inhabited and so on. We have years of experience and our estimates are usually within 10% of the final cost. We will agree a final cost once we have tested areas for you. One thing is certain, whichever company you choose you will be looking at the work they leave for years after so make sure you have an experienced and caring provider. There is no cheap satisfactory way for achieving great looking beams to enhance your home.

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Look no further than Midland Precision.

After hearing only horror stories about blasting oak beams, my partner and I were very wary about having our barn conversion invaded by men in space suits armed with menacing looking equipment! We were very fortunate to find Ed. From first contact to completion of the job, he was a pleasure to deal with. We asked him to do more work whilst on site, we were that impressed. The beams look great and now just need a coat of wax oil to preserve them and protect their lovely colour. So if you are looking for a very professional,reliable and reasonably priced sandblasting company, look no further than Midland Precision

Louise Given

5.0
2015-06-14T13:53:16+00:00

Louise Given

After hearing only horror stories about blasting oak beams, my partner and I were very wary about having our barn conversion invaded by men in space suits armed with menacing looking equipment! We were very fortunate to find Ed. From first contact to completion of the job, he was a pleasure to deal with. We asked him to do more work whilst on site, we were that impressed. The beams look great and now just need a coat of wax oil to preserve them and protect their lovely colour. So if you are looking for a very professional,reliable and reasonably priced sandblasting company, look no further than Midland Precision

Cheapest is not always best or indeed best value and I would highly recommend Midland Precision

My client had three quotes in to sandblast a building refurb I was Project Managing after external render was removed. We did not go with the cheapest, we went with Midland Precision because they knew what they were talking about and had all the requisite health and safety risk assessments in place. We found Ed from Midland Precision to be a thoroughly nice chap to have on site and they did an excellent job. Cheapest is not always best or indeed best value and I would highly recommend Midland Precision to anyone who wants to ensure that they get a professional outfit on site

Joe Malone

5.0
2015-04-23T13:26:25+00:00

Joe Malone

My client had three quotes in to sandblast a building refurb I was Project Managing after external render was removed. We did not go with the cheapest, we went with Midland Precision because they knew what they were talking about and had all the requisite health and safety risk assessments in place. We found Ed from Midland Precision to be a thoroughly nice chap to have on site and they did an excellent job. Cheapest is not always best or indeed best value and I would highly recommend Midland Precision to anyone who wants to ensure that they get a professional outfit on site

Ed was excellent, with first class communication and customer service

We had a living room with black beams and dirty open sandstone harth cleaned by Ed at Midland Precision Blasting. After horror stories of sandblasting, so we went for Ed and the soda blasting method. We weren't sure what to expect, but Ed was excellent, with first class communication and customer service leading up to the job, and meticulous when doing it. We now have fantastic stripped beams with all original detail intact, which would have been blasted away by sand. We would not hesitate to recommend Midland Precision Blasting to anyone, and will definitely be using them again to do other rooms in our house.

Alex O'Neill

5.0
2015-01-21T13:30:57+00:00

Alex O'Neill

We had a living room with black beams and dirty open sandstone harth cleaned by Ed at Midland Precision Blasting. After horror stories of sandblasting, so we went for Ed and the soda blasting method. We weren't sure what to expect, but Ed was excellent, with first class communication and customer service leading up to the job, and meticulous when doing it. We now have fantastic stripped beams with all original detail intact, which would have been blasted away by sand. We would not hesitate to recommend Midland Precision Blasting to anyone, and will definitely be using them again to do other rooms in our house.

Thank you Ed, I would recommend you to anyone!

Ed responded quickly to our need to blast a pair of iron clock faces from our ancient church in a very tight timescale. He took great care with these irreplaceable items and the quality of the end result was first class.

Thank you Ed, I would recommend you to anyone!

Tony Pain

5.0
2014-11-29T13:33:08+00:00

Tony Pain

Ed responded quickly to our need to blast a pair of iron clock faces from our ancient church in a very tight timescale. He took great care with these irreplaceable items and the quality of the end result was first class. Thank you Ed, I would recommend you to anyone!

Highly rate his business and his integrity.

A very delicate operation was required to be carried out on a light aircraft. the result was excellent. Ed stood by his quote despite taking longer due to the complexity and consuming more blast media.
Highly rate his business and his integrity.

Stephen Green

5.0
2014-11-03T13:34:04+00:00

Stephen Green

A very delicate operation was required to be carried out on a light aircraft. the result was excellent. Ed stood by his quote despite taking longer due to the complexity and consuming more blast media. Highly rate his business and his integrity.

His approach and attitude and level of skill were faultless

We used Edd on some very delicate brass etching work for a top end piece of furniture we made.
His approach and attitude and level of skill were faultless, The end product was a great success. We will be using Precision Blasting for all our future work, where this type of skill is required. I would highly recommend this company.

Adam Foster

5.0
2014-11-01T13:35:35+00:00

Adam Foster

We used Edd on some very delicate brass etching work for a top end piece of furniture we made. His approach and attitude and level of skill were faultless, The end product was a great success. We will be using Precision Blasting for all our future work, where this type of skill is required. I would highly recommend this company.

I would highly recommend them.

Very professional service, I had a classic kit car blasted with a multitude of different types of material done, from steel, aluminium, brass to fiberglass. The soda left a protective coating on the steel chassis which still hasn't corroded a few months later. Essential, as I needed to do some fabrication work on it before painting it.
The fiberglass tub came out very well with no damage, essential as sanding/stripping it in the conventional way could have distorted the distinctive lines of the car.
A first class service, honest and knowledgeable about his work. Communication was excellent as well. I was kept informed all the way through the process via email and phone, especially when decisions needed to be made regarding small problems arose with the condition of some of the parts.
I would highly recommend them.

Brent MCC

5.0
2014-11-01T13:36:30+00:00

Brent MCC

Very professional service, I had a classic kit car blasted with a multitude of different types of material done, from steel, aluminium, brass to fiberglass. The soda left a protective coating on the steel chassis which still hasn't corroded a few months later. Essential, as I needed to do some fabrication work on it before painting it. The fiberglass tub came out very well with no damage, essential as sanding/stripping it in the conventional way could have distorted the distinctive lines of the car. A first class service, honest and knowledgeable about his work. Communication was excellent as well. I was kept informed all the way through the process via email and phone, especially when decisions needed to be made regarding small problems arose with the condition of some of the parts. I would highly recommend them.
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