Frequently Asked Questions About Beam Cleaning and Beam Stripping

BEAM CLEANING QUESTIONS

Can I have beams blast cleaned in a listed building?

In principle yes, we have cleaned beams in many listed buildings and are happy to speak with listed buildings officers to outline our Micro Strip system and the results we can achieve.

Can you blast clean beams in the house we are living in?

Yes we can. Over the years we have developed a method of masking up rooms and cleaning up afterwards which allow us to blast clean beams in habited properties. The rooms should be as free as possible of furniture and curtains etc. This is a dusty process. Occasionally, especially in older properties dust can find the smallest cracks and emerge elsewhere so careful monitoring of other rooms is needed.

Can all kinds of wood be blasted?

Some softer woods, yellow pine for instance, do not stand up to even gentle blasting. However we have successfully blasted older pine. We always run a test patch for approval before going ahead.

Do you offer alternatives to sandblasting beams?

We have a variety of machines and techniques, dry ice blasting, DOFF steam machines as well as Micro Strip soda blasting and grit blasting machines. We will always recommend the one best suited to your project and the one which is fastest, achieve the best result for the lowest price.

 

OTHER BLASTING SERVICES FAQs

What areas do you cover?

From our base in Shropshire we cover the whole UK. We do not provide an off site service for classic cars as the lack level of control we have over the environment and weather makes this unviable. Older paint contains lead and we need to collect and dispose of this carefully, we can do so in our workshops.

Can you blast clean masonry and brickwork?

Usually, yes. It does depend on the coatings and the type of brick or stone. We will discuss this with you and always run a small test before proceeding.

How do I get a quotation from you?

Until we have been able to run a test we can only provide an estimate. That said we are normally well with the prices range given. Fastest way to get a decent idea of the cost is to send some photographs to together with the postcode and an outline of what you want us to do. We aim to provide an answer the same day.

Do you provide painting services?

Broadly speaking yes, both in the workshops and as a mobile service where we have blast cleaned metal which needs protection right after blast cleaning. Just let us know when sending an email with your project details.

Can you blast clean anything?

We have been asked to clean all kinds of items, from whole aircraft to jet engines, oak beams to mahogany panelling, cars to horse carts, water pumps to can sealing machines, new oak frames to 13th century doors. So just ask, We have a variety of machines and techniques, if we cannot provide a solution we might be bale to point you elsewhere.

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Testimonials

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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