Restoration & Conservation

Laser Conservation And Restoration Of Architectural Structures

Laser Cleaning technology is a remarkable and unique tool for architectural restoration and conservation. Cleaning with laser light has proven to be the most gentle and effective method for restoring the beauty of historic architectural treasures including sculptures, bronze statues, ornate terracotta as well as entire building facades.

Laser cleaning removes harmful and unsightly deposits without chemicals, abrasives, water, dust or residues that can permanently damage historic surfaces. Moreover, laser cleaning is a green process; it produces no secondary waste, no run-off and no dust that can pose risks to people and the planet. Laser cleaning offers conservators an amazing tool to clean and enhance historic surfaces in a way not possible with any other method.

  • Gentle cleaning with light

  • No abrasion to delicate surfaces

  • Non-contact / non-kinetic – only laser light touches the surface

  • No chemicals, no residues, no consumables

  • Totally dry process – no water or liquids that can cause moisture damage & corrosion

  • Easy to operate & precisely adjust

  • Ultra-mobile backpack mounted laser systems go virtually anywhere

  • High reliability with low maintenance

  • Minimal operating costs

  • Environmentally friendly – Clean & Green

Application Areas

Natural stone facades & buildings – used around the world including:

  • Chicago
  • Oxford
  • Philadelphia

Sculptures & ornamental features

  • Cologne
  • Washington DC
  • Virginia

Acient wall paintings

  • Egypt

Historic metal conservation

  • Bronze
  • Coating removal
  • Oxide removal

Laser cleaning works by using extremely short duration pulses of laser light, scanned across the surface to vaporize soil, carbon deposits, oxides with other organic and inorganic contaminants. A fume extractor is used to capture the vaporized residues as they are removed for a dust free process with nothing to clean-up. The equipment is designed for safe use in a wide-range of applications. For personnel safety, the operator, and nearby observers, wear special laser safety glass that provides comfortable eye protection, in addition to other simple to implement procedures.

In the hands of a skilled restorer or conservator, this simple to use handheld laser cleaning tool can produce amazing results as it uncovers and helps preserve the natural beauty of our cultural treasures.

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