What Are The Cleaning Qualities Of Each System?
It is this mix of high temperature and low pressure that makes the DOFF unique amongst other steam systems.
Similarly, the TORC® will produce a natural clean. Having been developed over the past 20 years – developed from the original JOS system – this is a highly advanced cleaning system. Rather than simply using a water supply, the TORC also requires low air pressure, and a safe, inert granulate which is applied to the target surface using a swirling vortex motion.
There are no other alternatives on the market that can produce the same results as either the DOFF or the TORC at these low pressures. Likewise, there are no chemicals that can produce a natural looking clean without simultaneously damaging the substrate.
Which System Is Best Used For Each Paint Type?
There are two forms of paint typically used on buildings and stonework: thermoplastic and cementitious – the former being flexible; the latter is brittle.
- Thermoplastic coatings, such as gloss, acrylic, bitumen, oil and plastic-based paints, are best removed with the DOFF. When there are many layers of paint, it may require an application of paint softener prior to the actual cleaning process; less pressure will be required from the DOFF as a result.
- Cementitious coatings, such as lime and cement-based paints, carbon sulphation, and lime efflorescence, are best removed with the TORC.
Edinburgh Stone Repair remove paint from basements on Edinburgh Newtown using Tensid’s non-toxic multiple layer paint remover in conjunction with the DOFF cleaning system in a number of demanding and challenging locations, producing completely paint free surfaces on projects ranging from marine and industrial engineering, through to residential and commercial buildings.