Paint Removal and Stonework Cleaning in a two stage approach

Heavy paint over soft sandstone can be difficult to remove without damaging the original stonework. That is unless you use our two stage approach that delicately protects the original stonework while powerfully removing the thick outer paint layer and cleaning the stone as well.

This two stage paint removal process uses DOFF Steam Cleaning Technology to lift the paint away from the stonework and then TORC Blast Cleaning to remove the carbon staining on the sandstone.

What is DOFF Steam Cleaning?

Doff Steam Cleaning is a modern marvel in cleaning technology. It is safer to us on delicate sandstone unlike pressure washing as it does not use brute force to clean surfaces. It achieves far better results without damaging the material beneath. There are NO chemicals used in DOFF Cleaning and in comparison to pressure washing, uses very little water, making it better for the environment.

By using super heated steam instead of high pressure jet washing, DOFF can minimise the risk of damage to the underlying stonework.

DOFF Cleaning System can be used to remove oil based paint, moss, algae, mould, rust staining, water straining and varnishes.

What is TORC Blast Cleaning?

TORC Stone Cleaning System is the best way to carefully clean stonework on historic, older and listed buildings.

It will not damage building surfaces and is the ideal cleaning tool for stone cleaning projects including historic cathedrals, churches, listed buildings and similar delicate stonework buildings and monuments. It can gently remove carbon sulphates, brittle paints, limescale, moss and other biomatter.

What can TORC Stone Cleaning be used for?

  • The removal of carbon sulphation
  • The removal of lime & cement based paints
  • The removal of paint residues
  • The removal of most aged oil based paints
  • The removal of bitumen
  • The removal of lime scale
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Balmore Contracting have been performing detailed building cleaning services for over three decades. Our stonework cleaning and paint removal services are one of our specialties and with our mobile access platform and in house rope access team, we can conduct stonework cleaning on all difficult access areas without the need for expensive scaffolding.

If you have noticed that the sandstone of your home is looking dark and stained then maybe now is the time to have it professionally cleaned. TORC Cleaning can help to remove the carbon build up that causes this staining.

Find out more

Based in Glasgow and covering the central belt of Scotland, we are a fully trained, qualified and equipped cleaning contractor. We are 100% focused on providing the very best in cleaning services and since 1989, this focus has seen us grow to become one of the leading commercial cleaning contractors in the country. We invest heavily in our team and our equipment to ensure that we can constantly exceed our customers expectations and needs.

We use the right cleaning chemicals on the right materials, and where possible we use environmentally friendly cleaning solutions and do not finish a cleaning job until it is truly cleaned top to bottom.

If you would like to know more about our cleaning services across Glasgow, Scotland and the North of England, please contact our head office on 0141 370 4038 or by emailing

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