Stone Cleaning

Stone façade cleaning from the ground

up to 8 floors with no scaffolding.

Our innovations in cleaning equipment

designed and 3D printed in house

make this possible.

Industry Leaders in Stone Cleaning & Restoration

The Reputation of Your Business Lies Behind the Face of Your Building.

We believe there is a huge importance to maintaining the external façade of a building. We can restore almost any stonework, including Cornices, Window Cills, Key Stones, Window Surrounds, Ashlar Blocks, Arches, Quoins, Copings & Pier Caps, Corbels, Porticos, Columns, Date stone / Plaques, Balustrades).

Spectrum is experienced in cleaning many different types of stone, including varieties of sandstone, limestone, slate, granite, marble and flint. We are fast to respond and provide impressive results time and time again. Check out our case studies for further information.

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Why Use Us For Stone Cleaning?

Knowledge
And Expertise

We can restore your building to its former glory. Our extensive range of cleaning methods can be used both on Historic Buildings as well as modern stone or concrete-clad buildings.

No Limits
To Access

We cover a full spectrum of access ranging from rope access, BMU and cherry pickers, to our own in-house painted modular pole systems. We can access the most complex buildings in a smart and cost-effective way.

Communication
Is Key

We understand the importance of communication. After each project, you will receive images (and videos is required) as well as a full report containing any further information might need regarding your site.

What is Stone Cleaning?

Unlike some other building exteriors, you can’t just give stonework a fresh lick of paint. Just like render, stone needs to be cleaned using specialist equipment. That’s just one of the many services we offer here at Spectrum.

Here at Spectrum, we are experts in specialist stone cleaning and maintenance. That’s because we know that the reputation of your business lies behind the face of your building. If your façade is made of stone, over time it can become dirty and tired-looking. Which means it won’t be creating the ideal first impression.

We can restore almost any stonework including cornices, windowsills, keystones, window surrounds, ashlar blocks, arches, quoins, copings and pier caps, corbels, porticos, columns, date stones and plaques, as well as balustrades.

Why Stone Cleaning is Effective

Keeping a building clean is critical for its well-being, especially in the UK where the weather can be harsh and unforgiving for long periods of the year. If the exterior of your building is partially or wholly made of stone, as is common with many older structures (and many new ones), this can lead to problems.

For example, dirt and moss can gather on the surface, which can cause unsightly blemishes as well as providing shelter for animals and other plants to take root. This can then cause further long-term damage. Water ingress can also be a serious consideration for stone buildings.

Stone cleaning is the process of cleaning these stones to ensure that they are in the best possible condition and looking their best. Often this involves using specialist cleaning equipment as well as gaining access to potentially dangerous parts of the building.

Often, the decision to clean is made on a town or street basis, but it may be up to the individual owner to carry out the cleaning.

The Difficulty of Stone Cleaning and Restoration

There is often a lack of consideration given to the range of natural materials being dealt with when cleaning stone. Some of the stone used for building has a susceptibility to deteriorate, either due to lack of cleaning or even during the cleaning process.

In addition, materials such as sandstone, limestone, granite, brick and terracotta are often joined by lime mortar. The interaction of these materials is key to the overall appearance of the building. Decay may also require that repairs are made before any cleaning can be carried out, or it may further complicate the issue.

Another key difficulty is deciding where to stop, as overcleaning can cause damage or cause the building to stand out too much. Cleaned stones may also require some form of treatment to prevent premature damage once exposed.

Three types of stone cleaning and masonry methods are generally used. These are physical, chemical and special techniques (which can involve ultrasonic equipment, heat lances and surfactants).

Why use Us for Stone Cleaning?

Knowledge and Expertise

We can help you to restore your building to its former glory. Our extensive range of exterior stone cleaning methods can be used both on historic buildings as well as modern stone or concrete-clad buildings. In short, if it’s stone, we can clean it.

No Limits to Access

We offer a full range of access options ranging from rope access, BMU and cherry pickers, to our own in-house patented modular pole systems. We can access the most complex buildings in a smart way, helping to keep your costs down in the process.

Communication is Key

We understand the importance of communication in everything we do. After each project, you will receive images (we can also take videos if you would prefer) of the finished surfaces. We will deliver a full report containing any further information you might need regarding your building.

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What Can Stone Cleaning Be Used For?

TORC
Stone Cleaning

The TORC system is a low-pressure vortex which uses a mixture of air, fine inert powder and relatively small quantities of water. It is particularly effective for the removal of carbon, dirt, scale, micro-organisms and all types of atmospheric pollution from brick, wood and stone.

DOFF (High-Pressure
Stone Steam Cleaning)

The DOFF system complements the JOS system and is the natural answer to the removal of surface coatings such as bitumen, oil, grease and other disfiguring materials. Here you can see brick cleaning underway. A unique combination of heat and pressure is used to cut through and remove unwanted matter without eroding the underlying surface.

Removing Lead
Paint From Stone

While lead paint is unlikely to do you any immediate harm, it can be dangerous if it is flaking or chipping. If you want to remove it, it’s best to use a professional service who know what they’re doing. We have experience with removing lead paint and can deal with the issue swiftly and safely.

Graffiti Removal
From Stone

Our state-of-the-art equipment tried and tested processes. In-depth understanding of exterior surface cleaning means we can deliver unsurpassed standards of cleaning, while mitigating the risk of damage to the surface material.

Paint Removal
From Stone

The main reason for paint removal is to restore a building to its original glory. A steam pressure washing system is used, if necessary, in conjunction with chemicals to strip off the specific layers in question to an exact level, returning the surface to its original face.

Our Accreditations

What Our Google Reviews Say

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Carl Eastop2 years ago

Spectrum have cleaned our windows for a few years now and are very reliable and professional.
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Sebastian Ford3 years ago

Excellent service.
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Lennie D'Cruz2 years ago

Very happy with the work carried out cleaning the solar panels on the roof of two houses.
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Rich Delaney3 years ago

A great company comprising a great team led by a great guy.
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Melissa Loedolff2 years 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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Recent Completed Stone Cleaning Projects

Torc cleaning

+plus pointThe powerful yet gentle effects of the DOFF and TORC machines allowed us to remove signs of wear without leaving cracks.

What makes our Stone Cleaning Services so Effective?

We utilise a number of key stone cleaning systems to achieve the best results for any building. Our choice of method often depends on the materials used in construction and the type of finish the customer requires. These include:

1. TORC stone cleaning

The TORC system is a low-pressure vortex which uses a mixture of air, fine inert powder and relatively small quantities of water. It is particularly effective for the removal of carbon, dirt, scale, micro-organisms and all types of atmospheric pollution from brick, wood and stone.

2. DOFF high-pressure stone steam cleaning

The DOFF system complements the JOS system and is the natural answer to the removal of surface coatings such as bitumen, oil, grease and other disfiguring materials. A unique combination of heat and pressure is used to cut through and remove unwanted matter, without eroding the underlying surface.

3. Graffiti Removal from Stone.

Graffiti can be a real problem for stone exteriors. However, our state-of-the-art equipment and tried and tested processes, as well as our in-depth understanding of exterior surface cleaning, means we can deliver unsurpassed results. We achieve all of this while mitigating the risk of damage to the surface material.

4. Paint Removal from Stone

The main reason for paint removal is to restore a building to its original glory. A steam pressure washing system is used, if necessary, in conjunction with chemicals, to strip off the specific layers in question to an exact level, returning the surface to its original appearance.

5. Removing Lead Paint from Stone.

While lead paint is unlikely to do you any immediate harm, it can be dangerous if it is flaking or chipping off the surface over time. If you want to remove it, it’s best to use a professional service who can do so safely and without causing any unnecessary risk. Our experienced team can remove lead paint and can deal with the issue swiftly and safely.

If you would like any more information about our stone cleaning services, or any of our other cleaning or access services, then get in touch with a member of our team. Our London-based stone cleaning services are on hand to help you make the very best of your building. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Read Our Stone Cleaning Blog

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5th February 2021

What are the Benefits of Using a Doff System?

20th August 2020

What is a Doff Cleaning Service?

14th January 2021

What is a Doff Machine?

11th August 2020

Can My Stonework Be Accessed?

10th June 2021

The Ultimate Guide to Stone Property Cleaning

15th April 2021

How We Use the Doff Steam Cleaning Machine

6th January 2021

How to Clean a Listed Stone Building the Right Way

14th July 2020

Our Exterior Cleaning Checklist

30th December 2020

How to Clean Statues

17th June 2021

Can We Help With Your Stone Cleaning Needs?

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020 3551 6206

Email Us On:

info@spectrumss.co.uk

We Cover The WHOLE Of The UK!

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Stone Cleaning in Harrow
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We know that the reputation of your business lies behind the face of your properties, and if your stonework has become dirty or tired-looking, this can harm the value of your buildings.  

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Stone Cleaning in Enfield
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It's National Cleaning Week 2023!

We know a thing or two about a cleaning transformation and when it comes to the maintenance of your stonework, it is essential that you use a specialist. This will ensure that the delicate stone exterior is not damaged. 

Our team at Spectrum utilises a handful of effective stone-cleaning machines and techniques to ensure the most successful results. 

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Stone Cleaning in Kensington, London
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Fungi, algae and other natural substances are known to inhabit stonework all over London, and over time can build up and become extremely stubborn and difficult to remove - which can ruin the beauty of your stone facade. 🏛️

Our team at Spectrum can almost 100% guarantee the removal of all stains and unwanted matter - thanks to our innovative equipment and expert industry knowledge. 

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Stone Cleaning in Putney, London 
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At Spectrum, we acknowledge that the reputation of your business lies behind the face of your building. Maintaining your building's exterior and recognising when it is in need of a clean, is key when you're aiming to create a good first impression.

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Stone Cleaning in Windsor
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In this recent project, our team displayed the power of combining our steam led Stone Cleaning service with our expertise in rope access! 😄

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Stone Cleaning in Battersea, London
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It's hard to believe this beautiful, white stone was under all of that algae and lichen!😍

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Stone Cleaning in Richmond, London
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Stone Cleaning in Bankside, London
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When you book a stone cleaning service with our team of professional contractors, you can say "Goodbye!" to the slimy, unappealing green stains covering your brick or stone property! 👋

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Stone Cleaning in Hampstead, London
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If you are a business owner, I urge you to stop your scrolling and take a second to contemplate these two questions:
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While these questions may seem basic, it sometimes takes slowing down and evaluating the basics to be able to accelerate your business! 🚀

At Spectrum, answering these two questions is what inspired us to pivot our stone cleaning service from one that merely improves the appearance of your stone, to providing a stone cleaning service that actually conserves the structural integrity of our client's stone property! 💪

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Stone Cleaning in Hammersmith, London
2 YEARS AGO

The black stains on your stone property could be from a variety of different sources, including:
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Our Stone Cleaning service features industrial cleaning equipment and non-abrasive cleaning methods, allowing our team of contractors to remove any type of stain! 👷‍♂️

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Stone Cleaning in Belgravia, London
2 YEARS AGO

When walking around London, it pains me to see stone buildings with scaffolding in front of them! 😣

Not only is scaffolding an eye-sore, but scaffolding ties can leave permanent damage to your property's stone or brick facade! This is why we work hard at Spectrum to provide an alternative, non-abrasive access solutions for our Stone Cleaning service!

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Stone Cleaning in Chelsea, London
2 YEARS AGO

Are unwanted black stains ruining the appearance of your brick or stone property?Along with ruining the kerbside appeal of your property, these stains can also lead to costly, structural damage! 😣

Read our latest blog to uncover what may be the cause of the black stains on your masonry and the best practices we recommend to effectively remove these stains: https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/blog/why-are-my-bricks-turning-black/
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Stone Cleaning in Notting Hill, London
2 YEARS AGO

While it may be tempting to use a high-pressure washing system to remove algae growing on your stone property, this method can cause serious damage to your stonework! 🚫

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Stone Cleaning in Elephant and Castle, London
2 YEARS AGO

One of the worst mistakes I see contractors making when cleaning stone is using a pressure washer! 👎

Not only does a pressure washer fail to completely remove stains from the pores of stone properties, but it can seriously damage this delicate substrate!

The destruction created by this cleaning method is why we only use low-pressure, highly heated steam for our Stone Cleaning service at Spectrum! 💪

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Stone Cleaning in Fulham, London
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Is unwanted paint or graffiti ruining the appearance of your stone property but you are afraid cleaning it will damage or chip the stone?

Using industrial, steam emitting machines, we are able to remove graffiti from stone without causing any damage to the stone facade under the paint! 👏

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Stone Cleaning in Covent Garden, London
3 YEARS AGO

While the stone statues have quite literally stood the test time, they have also been at the mercy of the elements, leaving their glorious stonework covered in stains and organic matter. 👎

At Spectrum we understand how important it is to keep the statues on your property clean to preserve their pristine glory. Read our latest blog to discover our best practices for cleaning years of wear from stone statues: https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/blog/how-to-clean-stone-statues/
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Stone Cleaning in Chelsea, London
3 YEARS AGO

Our team of trained stone experts take a unique approach to each property they work on! 😌

Using our professional-grade DOFF machines and TORC machines, our team is able to restore your stone property through a custom solution for your unique stone property without the use of chemicals. 👍

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Stone Cleaning in Belgravia, London
3 YEARS AGO

When was the last time your residential or commercial stone property was professionally cleaned??

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