Cleaning a facade can greatly increase its market value

By Published On: July 1st, 2016

Dublin invests in wonderful Georgian and Victorian facades

Cleaning and restoring commercial shop fronts can increase property and rental values, improve the marketability of space within the building and draw business to the area.

It is great to see a reinvestment in the external aesthetics of properties around Dublin, after many years of neglect and being put on the long finger.

Levels of restoration

The restoration of a facade can vary – from a gentle clean to remove a build up of dirt and grime to a more heavy duty and specialist treatment to remove paint, carbon or algae. Neglected stone and brickwork are great habitats for weeds and moss, which will eventually ruin and crack the masonry and brick work.

P Mac Dublin Cleaning restoring facade increase market value

An initial cleaning of a building is necessary, to expose the substrate and any repairs that may be required. It can also reveal historical features that were hidden under layers of carbon, paint and grime.

Graffiti removal and anti-graffiti coatings

A neglected shopfront can attract anti-social behaviour such as graffiti tagging. If left neglected the practice is encouraged – swift removal acts as a deterrent. Anti-graffiti coatings can be applied to stone, allowing you to wash off the graffiti without the use of harsh chemicals.

Most importantly, incorrect treatment employed when cleaning a facade can lead to very costly remedial works. Power washing, sand blasting or the use of harsh chemicals is not suitable for all substrates. P Mac has been called upon frequently to rectify the damage caused by contractors without proper experience – who have attempted to remove paint or graffiti. Stone can become damaged, and re-honing is the only solution to bring it back to its original state.

Preserving our heritage

For the past 17 years, PMAC has invested in the art of facade and stone cleaning and stone restoration. As a Heritage Contractor, we conserve our past by using the least intrusive cleaning and restoration methods. We have master craftsmen on our team who lovingly restore historical features.

If you would like to increase the value of your property, or simply improve the aesthetics in your neighbourhood, call us today. We would be delighted to view your property and give you our recommendations for the best remedy to suit you and your property.

Get in touch

If you are working on a similar project we would love to hear about it. Dont hesitate to call us or send in the details of your project through our contact page at

PMAC is a registered Heritage Contractor and a link for the site can be found below.

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