Stone buildings, walls and floors have a bit of a timeless appeal to them. It’s partly because stone adds such a magnificent and strong look and feel to any building and partly because stone is closer to nature than concrete and brick. However, being closer to nature can also mean that it’s easier for elements of nature to affect it.
To prevent stone surfaces from natural stains and growths, a lot of people have buildings sprayed with protective coatings but in the long run, even these coatings can only do so much of a good job at protecting the stone surface. It seem that the inevitable fate of all stone surfaces is that they will either strain and look old over time or they’ll start growing moss on them, turning them black.
Stone surfaces need to be cleaned by professionals from time to time for them to retain their aesthetic appeal. The good news is that since these surfaces are very sturdy, stone restoration companies don’t have to hold back when it comes to what they use to clean them. Any good stone restoration company Edinburgh has access to high pressure cleaning equipment that can blast our all kinds of dirt from all kinds of surfaces – even stone.
Dirt can be embedded pretty deeply into the stone surface but again, since stone is very hard, there’s no need to hold back on heated high pressure water jets. No matter how tough dirt is, it can’t stand that kind of cleaning power. Sometimes stone surfaces are affected by graffiti artists who claim it as their canvases for some reason but fortunately, you can contact your nearest stone restoration company Edinburgh to get rid of even unnatural graffiti ink stains.