Graffiti removal from church ruins
Client: South Dublin County Council
Removal of numerous graffiti tags on 11th century stone walls
The ruins of the 11th century St Finians church and cemetery were hit by vandals who spray painted graffiti over these historic stone walls. As specialist heritage stone cleaners we were called in to sensitively remove the graffiti safely without causing damage to the protected structure. Our experienced crew gently cleaned the stones using the TORC conservation cleaning system. This system uses a combination of compressed air, fine abrasive and water, gently removing soiling, coatings or paint from delicate or friable surfaces. TORC is a proven gentle, safe and effective cleaning system for use in historical buildings. All stone was returned to the state they were in before the vandals struck leaving no trace of the paint or the cleaning.
Heritage Contractor graffiti removal status
As graffiti removal specialists with Heritage Contractor status, we can clean almost any surface, even the many medieval walls found in our cities. We were awarded Heritage Contractor status because of the methods we use to clean and care for the surfaces we work on, and the surrounding environment. We can use poultices on surfaces where the graffiti has penetrated deeply into the pores of the stone. This method is regularly used when working on older or protected surfaces.
Our Graffiti Removal System comprises of a custom-built steam pack, using a combination of low pressure and high temperatures. This ensures no splash-back, guaranteeing the safety of pedestrians and our operatives.