How Museums Can Benefit from Abrasive Blasting

We’re lucky to have a lot of history here in the UK, and it’s important to maintain historical locales and artifacts for future generations to enjoy. As blast cleaners, we’re in a particularly fortunate position in that we can help museums and historical attractions do just that. Naturally, we love helping private owners maintain their …

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How Blast Cleaning Can Make Your Commercial Property Look Great

In business, looks can be everything. Keeping your premises looking neat and professional can make the difference between someone buying from you and not buying from you – that’s especially true for bars and eateries! Whether you rely on foot traffic or you’re just hoping to spruce your premises up for your team, creating an …

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Back to Basics: A Complete Guide to Blast Cleaning & Media

If you’re here, you’re probably curious about what goes into blast cleaning. Where did the concept of blast cleaning come from? When is blast cleaning generally required? What materials are used in the blast cleaning process? It’s all really quite interesting – well, we think so anyway! So let’s strip it all back to basics …

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Restoring Japanese Imports – Paint Removal

Restoring Imported Japanese Cars ‘Restoring imported Japanese cars’ is a bold headline, to be perfectly honest! If you’re looking into this area, you probably already own a Japanese import of some description.  There’s a huge market there for some outstanding cars at very reasonable prices.  The only problem being that once you’ve imported a beautifully …

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How We Blast Clean Wooden Beams: From Start to Finish

Traditional wooden beams have a certain distinctive character. But what happens when you want to give your property a new look? You call SBL of course! There’s nothing quite like the distinctive homespun charm of hardwood beams and structures within an older property. But when restoring an older building, there may come a point when …

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When Disaster Strikes: How We Help Restore Properties After a Fire

Even the smallest fire can be totally devastating. Whether it’s a commercial or residential property, SBL can help you get back to normal after tragedy strikes. When you’ve suffered a fire in your home or place of business, of course everyone’s personal safety comes first. But once the fire is extinguished, what happens then? Depending …

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The Zetland Lifeboat – Restoring the world’s oldest lifeboat

The Zetland Lifeboat What is the Zetland? Built in 1802 in South Shields, the Zetland life boat is the oldest surviving boat of its kind in the world. The Zetland is a clinker-built, doubled-ended rowing boat, 9.15m long with a 3.1m beam. She required 13 crew members, although she could carry 20 in severe weather.   …

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Blast Cleaning for Motorcycles – Behind the Scenes at SBL

Blast cleaning for motorbikes If you’re looking into options around blast cleaning for motorbikes, we can help. There’s nothing quite like getting on your motorbike and having the wind blow through your hair – under your crash helmet of course! A motorcycle ride does wonders to blow the cobwebs away and reinvigorate your love of …

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