Cleaning Oak Beams Using Dry Ice Cleaning

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Dry ice blasting, or cryogenic cleaning is a safe and environmentally friendly alternative to solvents and chemicals, pressure washing and abrasive blasting such as with sand, bead, grit or water. The frozen form of carbon dioxide, known as dry ice or cardice is used as the blast media.


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Paint effects

Try out different paint effects to give your home a new look, try rag rolling, stippling or marbling. If you’re handy with a paint brush and eager to let your inner artist out, then consider painting a trompe l’oeil effect on a wall. Remember you could simply project an image onto a wall and paint around it – you don’t need to be a great artist to have a go at this. So get your paint brushes out and get creative.


 

Dry ice Cleaning Process

As companies come under pressure to reduce their carbon emissions and use of chemicals dry ice blasting is increasingly becoming the method of choice for heavy duty cleaning applications in a wide variety of domestic, commercial and industrial situations.


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“Although at first glance lighting, sockets and off-peak heating in France may all appear familiar, closer investigation will reveal that the installation methods are different to those employed in the UK”

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  • The dry ice pellets are propelled at super high speeds using a compressed air gun, to a surface in order to clean it
  • The impact of the dry ice pellets on a dirty or corroded surface creates what amounts to a thermal shock on the surface
  • This shock is what breaks up the bond between the dirt (contaminant) and the surface (substrate) of the machine or object being cleaned
  • The contaminant is blasted off (through the sublimation action of the dry ice hitting the surface) and then falls to the ground ready for easy sweeping up
  • There is no additional by product to dispose of just the dislodged contaminant.

The main advantages of dry ice blasting over other methods of cleaning is that it is chemical free, moisture free, shot free and produces no by product waste. Cleaning can be done in situ reducing the need to dismantle and greatly reducing down time. It also sanitizes killing e-coli, salmonella and lysteria and inhibits bacterial re-growth.

Dry ice blasting is often referred to as the ‘green clean’ as it uses no chemicals whatsoever and the dry ice used is re-claimed from other industrial processes. Therefore it has no negative effect on the environment. Find out more…

 

 

http://www.arcticfox.co.uk Cleaning beams using dry ice. Arctic Fox Dry Ice Cleaning demonstrates the cleaning of some 400 year old beams in a town house in Hastings

 

 

 

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DIY Tips

Want to add a personal touch to your home? Then get creative to add style that’s one of a kind to your home. Patchwork, knitting and crochet can all be used to add chic soft furnishings and accessories to your home, from cushions to throws and more. If you are new to crafting there’s lots of advice available online including helpful craft tutorials. Also take a make do and mend approach to upcycling existing pieces in your home with paint, decoupage or fabric.


 

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Electrical Tip

“Although at first glance lighting, sockets and off-peak heating in France may all appear familiar, closer investigation will reveal that the installation methods are different to those employed in the UK”

Excerpt From: Thomas Malcolm. “Electricity in your French house.” iBooks. https://itunes.apple.com/gb/book/electricity-in-your-french-house/id413215097?mt=11


 

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