Lead Paint Removal

Advantages of using Laser Paint Removal

  1. No Media Clean up

  2. No run off to water ways

  3. Easy set up

  4. Safe to surface being cleaned

  5. Environmentally friendly

Suitable for coating or contaminant removal on:

  • Industrial

  • Manufacturing

  • Printing

  • Heritage & Modern Buildings

  • Bridges

  • Engineering Substrates

  • Statues and Sculptures

  • Marine - Ships & Boats

The method of laser cleaning relies on taking advantage of the fact that various materials will absorb different wavelengths of light depending on properties such as their color and chemical composition. Laser parameters can be tuned to selectively remove a layer of unwanted material from the original surface that does not get affected by the same laser parameters.

Examples of unwanted layers of material include corrosion, soiling, graffiti, and coatings on monuments. Unlike mechanical or abrasive cleaning methods which rely on mechanically impacting the surface to get contaminants to break free, this method relies on using light to excite the contaminant so that it separates from the surface on its own.

 

Tuning a laser cleaning system can result in a variety of effects that can aid in the removal of an unwanted layer such as contaminants, corrosion, coatings, or paint. The goal is for the laser to discriminate between the unwanted layer and the substrate. Ideally the unwanted layer absorbs the laser pulses while the original substrate reflects them. Once the laser reaches the substrate, it does not absorb into it and simply reflects off the surface.  Laser cleaning is a surface cleaning technique.

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