Graffiti removal from 11th century ruins

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.

Ross Sheridan Graffiti Supervisor

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.

Heritage Contractors

Pmac projects are very varied. Our legacy is quality projects we can be proud of and the below projects are an example of them. We value the inputs of our customers, our team and our supply chain in reaching positive outcomes. Health and safety to our people and the public is a priority for us and without compromise.

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The majority of Pmac projects are based in Dublin but we also work all over Ireland. Our wide range of services are available to both residential and commercial clients.