On completion, a new build timber frame construction in Guernsey had common aesthetic problems with the finish of the new oak.
Water marks, dirt soiling as well as black tannin stains that required specialist cleaning.
Our operatives carried out test green oak cleaning methods on the rough sawn oak timber framed home.
The method chosen after consultation with the owners was to use micro blast media. This method produced a uniform clean surface. The blast media is soft in composition, it cleans with little abrasion therefore not changing the profile of the green oak.
The new oak cleaning was completed successfully.
All of the unwanted detrimental surface contamination, tannin stains and water marks had gone.
The oak frame was now an even clean natural colour.
The whole of the green oak frame was vacuumed to remove embedded blast media dust and debris.