Brick Cleaning and Restoration

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London’s Brick Cleaning and Restoration Experts

Spectrum provides quality and affordable brick restoration and brick cleaning in London. Thanks to our pioneering brick cleaning and restoration methods, we can efficiently clean, preserve and restore existing brickwork to its former glory.

Over the years, our London brick cleaning specialists have worked on various buildings and surfaces nationwide, from Georgian and Edwardian brickwork to modern builds. 

Whether you want to remove graffiti from brick or simply breathe new life into your property’s exterior, our experienced team can access your building with no scaffolding, saving you time and money.

Keep scrolling to learn more about our full range of brick cleaning and brick restoration services in London.

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Why Use Us For Brick Cleaning + Restoration?

Prevent
Further Damage

By using an experienced contractor, you can ensure no further damage occurs to your brickwork. We would strongly advise that pressure washers are not used on bricks, sometimes too much pressure can damage the bricks splitting the surface and erode the top layer of the brick, which can cause damage.

Excellent Communication
And Service

We pride ourselves on providing an incredible service to our clients. Communication is of the utmost importance. Before during and after your project, we will keep you informed with regular updates.

No Scaffolding
No problem.

No matter how high your building may be our creative access solutions will enable us to clean the majority of the brickwork from the ground using patented cleaning systems deleveloped, and 3D printed in house. We know scaffolding can be extremely expensive and disruptive. This enables us to save you time and money.

Our Brick Cleaning Services

It’s not just another brick in the wall. The exterior of your building is where first impressions are made. At Spectrum, we’re experts in removing efflorescence from brick, getting rid of white marks and graffiti on brick, and restoring your property exterior to its former glory.

Our team of brick cleaning specialists use a range of cutting-edge techniques to clean bricks and restore masonry. Not only that, but our pioneering no-scaffolding approach saves you time and money.

The Full Spectrum of Brick Cleaning Services on Offer

Remove Paint from Brick Exterior

Our team are experts at steam cleaning brick. Using our doff steam cleaning machines, we can safely clean paint off brick without damaging the brickwork underneath the paintwork. Pressure washers will struggle to remove paint as effectively and are likely to cause damage to the brickwork during the process.

Waterproofing Brick

After we’ve used our cutting-edge brick cleaning methods, we can apply a transparent coating that seals your bricks to make them watertight. The waterproofing brick process can be a great way to preserve the bricks after cleaning and removing stains, especially if there has been water damage in the affected area.

Remove Graffiti from Brick

If you’re struggling to remove graffiti from brick, our experts can use their specialist cleaning solutions and techniques to remove any trace without causing any damage to the brick.

Brick Restoration and Brick Pointing

If your brickwork has suffered from water damage, Spectrum can restore the brickwork to its natural look and feel. The first step is to roughly clean the bricks and expose masonry surfaces, followed by pointing out the masonry between the bricks where necessary. The team will then mix the correct amount of cement and mix in colouring if required.

Needle Gun Restoration

Some internal brickwork is finished with a needle gun to give a worn and older-looking texture, which can bring our beautiful characteristics to the brickwork. This process requires care and experience to ensure the bricks aren’t damaged or too much of the brickwork isn’t taken away.

The needle gun restoration process can also be used to breathe new life into the bricks, especially if they are tired of have had water damage.

Prevent Further Damage with Brick Maintenance Services

Brick stains and damage can soon leave your building looking tired and result in an unexpected brick restoration invoice. However, if you keep up to date with brick maintenance, you’ll alleviate these issues.

At Spectrum, our highly experienced brick cleaning experts use state-of-the-art methods to not only restore bricks, but to preserve their quality too. What’s more, we can also waterproof brickwork for the future.

Not only do we leave your bricks looking as good as new, but they are also future-proofed.

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What Can Brick Cleaning Be Used For?

Remove Paint
From Your Brickwork

Using Steam from our doff steam cleaning machines we can safely remove paint without damaging the brickwork underneath the paintwork. Pressure Washers will struggle to remove Paint as effectively and are likely to cause damage to the brickwork during the process.

Waterproofing
Brickwork

After your brick cleaning has is completed, we can apply a transparent coating that seals your bricks to make them watertight. Especially if there has been water damage in the affected area, this can be a great way to preserve the bricks further after water bricks have been cleaned and staining on the bricks removed.

Remove Graffiti
From Brickwork

If your brick is covered in graffiti, our specialist cleaning solutions and techniques will enable us to remove any trace without causing damage to the brick.

Brick Restoration
And Pointing

If your brickwork has suffered from water damage Spectrum can restore the brickwork to its natural look and feel. We will first roughly clean the bricks and expose masonry surfaces. We will point out the masonry between the bricks where necessary and mix the correct amount of cement and even mix in colouring if required to blend into the existing colour of the masonry in the bricks.

Needle Gun
Restoration

Some internal Brickwork is finished with a needle gun to give a worn and older looking texture which can bring out beautiful characteristics to the brickwork. It is a delicate process that requires care and experience not to damage the bricks or to take away too much of the brickwork.

The process can also be used to bring back some new life to the bricks, especially if they are tired, or if they have had water damage.

Our Accreditations

What Our Brick Cleaning and Restoration Customers' Say

D. Sophes

Property Manager

The work ethic and expertise in cleaning brickwork is unparrallel to any other exterior maintenance company.

A. Zanneti

Property Manager

The brick exterior of my property had started to show signs of wear from previous work done by other contractors, making me apprehensive about having any further work done. The team at Spectrum immediately put me at ease as they explained the best practices of caring for brick. Thank you Spectrum for sharing your knowledge and innovative cleaning solutions.

P. O'Ryan

Property Manager

Thanks to Spectrum and their Brick Cleaning service, the algae, mould, and moss that has covered the property's I manage for years are gone without a trace.

X. Juniper

Property Manager

I value the professionalism and experience the team at Spectrum dispalyed when they cleaned my brick properties. The results of their cleaning techniques speak to the specialism of their services.

What Our Google Reviews Say

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Keegan Esterhuizen1 year ago

Spectrum are excellent! Always on time and so professional. Raquel is a pleasure to deal with. So polite and respectful. Would HIGHLY recommend Spectrum.
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Melissa Loedolff2 months ago

Huge thank you to Andreia for her assistance and endless patience. The standard of communication was excellent every step of the way.
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Lee-Anne Greyling5 months ago

Thank you to Raquel and the Spectrums Team, wonderful service delivery and each of our blocks being a management company expect the exceptional to which you are.
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JMM 94131 year ago

Brilliant service and extremely friendly staff.
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Rich Delaney1 year ago

A great company comprising a great team led by a great guy.

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Recent Completed Brick Cleaning and Restoration Projects

External redecorations

+plus pointUsing portable anchor points, our team of IRATA trained abseilers were able to redecorate the exterior of this waterside property.  

Clean Your Listed Building Instead of Painting!

+plus pointCleaning listed buildings regularly prolongs the time in between painting cycles!

Brick Work Restoration 

+plus pointMaintaining and restoring the façade of any property helps to prevent damage, and also avoids future disasters from occurring.

Brickwork Tinting and Repointing

+plus pointWe were able to examine the entire property quickly and thoroughly without the need of erecting costly and disruptive scaffolding.

Frequently Asked Questions About Brick Cleaning

What is Brick Cleaning and When is it Required?

Brick cleaning is the process by which bricks and masonry are cleaned. Brick cleaning methods will be regularly required throughout a building’s lifespan. It should also take place whenever any renovation or extension is being added to help the building blend in. After construction works, bricks can often get scuffed or marked with cement and may need cleaning to help the new areas settle in.

Brick cleaning methods are also required on older buildings where brick efflorescence, dirt, grime, algae, or paintwork have caused the surface to look old and tired. This is especially true of buildings in large cities in London, where pollution and vandalism can be an issue. Damp weather can also encourage algae and moss to grow, causing brickwork to look unsightly.

How do Brick Cleaning Services Work?

The surface of brickwork is rough and porous, meaning dirt and grime can get in and accumulate. Over time, this can cause discolouration and staining, which can ruin the appearance of the brickwork.

A common problem is people using pressure washers as a brick cleaning method, but we strongly advise against this. Jet washers exert too much pressure on bricks and can crack or erode the top layer. It can also force more water into the brick, which will often expand in the winter and cause cracking. This adds additional costs in the future. If you’re unsure of how to clean brick, then it’s time to consider our services at Spectrum.

What is Needle Gun Restoration?

Some internal brickwork is finished with a needle gun to give a worn and more mature-looking texture. This can bring out beautiful characteristics in the brickwork. It is a delicate process that requires care and experience to ensure that no damage is done to the bricks and minimal brick is removed.

The process can be used to breathe new life back into the bricks too. This process is especially useful if they look jaded or have suffered water damage over time. If you’re remodelling an interior space and want to create beautiful, exposed brick surfaces or are unsure of how to clean brick, needle gun restoration is a great solution.

How to Get Paint Off Brick?

Removing paint from brickwork can be a painstaking process, especially if you have a large section of the wall to complete. It may be tempting to sandblast or pressure wash the brickwork, but this may only cause further damage in the long term.

The good news is that paint-stripping products have come on leaps and bounds in the 21st century, making this an easier task than it was a few years ago.

Getting paint off brick requires patience, but when done properly the results are more than satisfying.

There are cheap products available on the market. However, to get the best quality results, you should use brick cleaning professionals.

The beauty of using a brick cleaning expert is that they can provide the safest and best methods to save you time and money. There’s also the danger that you could accidentally do damage to the brickwork.

How to Clean Brick?

When cleaning brick, we advise cleaning at the earliest opportunity. If you’ve just completed a construction or renovation project, you should aim to clean the brick as soon as possible to avoid cement and masonry solidifying and becoming too hard.

You can use a cleaner and dilution solution to clean the brick, which will remove excess mortar. As with removing paint from brick, you should avoid using a pressure washer or sandblaster as this can cause further damage.

You must identify the type of brick before cleaning the brickwork, as some types take on the appearance of another material. For example, some bricks look like clay bricks but are made from concrete. So, if you use the wrong cleaning method, you could cause sustained damage to the concrete brick.

Your local DIY store will have the necessary cleaning solution available, but make sure you check it is the correct product before applying and cleaning your brick. If you’re not 100% sure, we recommend calling a brick cleaning and restoration expert like us.

How to Remove Efflorescence from Brick?

Efflorescence is crystalline salt deposits that form on porous building surfaces. It often occurs when water mixes with salt. Brick efflorescence is extremely common in masonry, historic restoration projects and even everyday modern buildings.

On some surfaces, you may be able to remove efflorescence with a stiff brush. While in other instances, it will require an acidic cleaning solution to get the tougher stains out of the brickwork.

For optimum brick efflorescence removal results, we recommend contacting a specialist to remove the stains for you. Removing efflorescence from brick is not an easy task and must be done carefully to avoid further damage to brickwork.

How to Remove Paint from Masonry?

Brick, render, concrete, and stone can all be absorbent surfaces. Building and renovation projects can often risk paint ending up on masonry and other stone surfaces.

To remove paint from masonry, a paint stripper can often be effective without damaging the masonry. This solution is an effective way to clean up your masonry and will not break the bank either.

However, we recommend contacting a professional to remove paint from masonry.

Let’s Discuss Your Brick Cleaning and Restoration Needs

If you would like to find out more about our brick restoration or brick cleaning services, get in touch with a member of our team. As one of the leading brick cleaning specialists in London, we’re here to support you every step of the way.

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Read Our Brick Cleaning and Restoration Blog

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10th March 2021

Why do Bricks Turn Black?

24th June 2021

How to Remove Brick Stains

29th April 2021

Specialist Brick Repointing

6th January 2022

What Are the White Stains on My Building?

8th April 2021

What is DOFF cleaning?

10th March 2020

The Ultimate Guide to Brick Restoration

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What Are the Stains On My Brick?

3rd June 2021

What is a Doff Machine?

11th August 2020

What are the Benefits of Using a Doff System?

20th August 2020

Can We Help With Your Brick Cleaning and Restoration Needs?

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