Lead Based Paint Removal

Lead Based Paint Removal

RM Contractors are specialists in removing toxic lead paint from your building. When intact, lead paint poses no immediate health threat, however when it starts flaking or peeling it can be toxic and can cause serious health issues as well as environmental ones. Using the latest equipment and techniques including vacuum (dust free) blasting and Soda blasting we are able to remove the problem safely.  As part of our service we take before and after air and soil samples to provide you with full traceability and the confidence that we have left you with a clean, safe environment.

If you would like more information about this service or have a requirement please get in touch on Freephone 0800 038 6557 or 01904 764 557 or if you would like a call back please visit our quote page, fill in a few details and we will get in touch to help you with your requirements.

Lead Based Paint Removal FAQs


Yes! Vacuum blasting is also known as dust free or dustless blasting.

  • Historic render
  • Brick
  • Masonry
  • Stone
  • Many other surfaces

Soda blasting is a process in which sodium bicarbonate is applied against a surface using compressed air.

Soda blasting is a non-destructive method for many applications in cleaning, paint stripping, car restoration, industrial equipment maintenance, rust removal, graffiti removal, molecular steel passivation against rust, oil removal by saponification and translocation, masonry cleaning and restoration, soot remediation, boat hull cleaning and for food processing facilities and equipment.

Soda Blasting is a process that can strip almost any surface in an efficient and safe manner. Although it is similar to traditional sandblasting, it has the significant advantage of cleaning the surface without causing harm to the substrate or the environment. Soda Blasting easily removes paint, coatings, carbon, grease, oils, gasket material and surface corrosion from a variety of metals, alloys, plastics and composites without substrate damage or distortion. Soda Blasting leaves hard anodized coatings intact.

Soda Blasting is the latest, greenest technology to safely clean nearly any surface. The Soda Blasting machine uses a high volume of compressed air to deliver bicarbonate of soda-blasting media (baking soda) onto the surface to be cleaned. The baking soda is a crystalized commercial grade form. Unlike our competitors we use absolutely pure baking soda with no flow additives which could contaminate the surface and cause paint failure. Similar in concept to sand blasting, Baking Soda Blasting is much kinder and gentler to the underlying surface and the environment.

The process is gentle enough to remove the coating without harming the substrate. Virtually any coating can be removed from most any surface. Soda blast media is FDA approved, non-toxic, and contains no free silica: it is non-sparking, non-flammable, non-hazardous, and environmentally safe.


Sodablasting can be used for cleaning cars, boat hulls, masonry, and food processing equipment. Sodablasting can also be used to remove graffiti[2] and to clean structural steel. Soda blasting is very effective for mold and fire/smoke damage cleanup as it cleans and deodorizes.


soda blaster is a self-contained system that includes a blast generator, high pressure compressed air, moisture decontamination system, blast hose, and a blast nozzle. The blast nozzle in sodablasting applications is not a typical wear part, as a result nozzles can be ceramic or metal, such as tungsten carbide.

The blasting material consists of formulated sodium bicarbonate (also known as baking soda). Blasting soda is an extremely friable material that has micro fragmentation on impact, literally exploding away surface materials without damage to the substrate.

At RM Contractors we generally use this technology in industries such as:

  • Architectural Building Restoration
  • Commercial Property Cleaning
  • Food Processing Industries
  • Residential
  • Commercial property cleaning
  • Transport and Marine


Vacuum blasting machines are the solution for blasting different objects without disturbing the surroundings. It is a dust free process with no flying abrasive. Blasting can now also be done without disturbing other processes. The machines are mobile and can be easily moved for indoor and outdoor use and use in confined spaces.

The brush ring of the special blast and suction head is placed on the object. The abrasiveis sprayed on the object and then together with the dust immediately extracted. The abrasive is then separated and falls into the silo above the blast pot. This way the abrasive can be used over and over again.

The dust separated from the air flow by the special filter. The filter cartridges are cleaned automatically by compressed air. The dust is discharged automatically in a plastic bag and can thus be easily discharged.

Various models are available with different sizes blast machines and electric or compressed air powered vacuum units. Through a wide range of brush rings, many surfaces can be blasted dust free.

Dust suppressed blasting is achieved usually with water added either into the blast pot, or at the nozzle to prevent or reduce dry airborne dust. All our Microstrip & Blast-mate systems are available as standard with water inducted nozzles for dust suppression however water vapour, abrasive and removed contaminants will still be present in the air although with much reduced travel.

Complete dust free blasting means the elimination of any dust, or airborne contamination and this can only be achieved with a vacuum system where the abrasive and debris is contained within a blast head then removed by an electric or air powered vacuum.

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