Historical Restoration with Dry Ice Blasting

Historical restoration projects require cleaning methods which will fully restore the beauty of aged artifacts and buildings without compromising the integrity of the underlying surfaces of the structure. Dry Ice Blasting is quickly becoming one of the most popular cleaning methods due to it’s non-abrasive feature which allows it to be gentle enough to clean dust particles from delicate manuscripts, yet aggressive enough to remove bitumen and damage from fire, smoke and flooding.

Popular across global historical restoration works, Dry Ice Cleaning is regularly used in historic church restoration projects, aging marble statues, fire damaged buildings from the turn of the century, manuscript and document restoration and many more.

Dry Ice Cleaning is a completely dry process which breaks the dirt on the surface of the object while decontaminating. It is a highly efficient process which means it significantly reduces labour costs and the gets the work done up to 80% faster than traditional cleaning methods






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Key Features of Dry Ice Blasting in Historical Restoration

  • Non-Abrasive: Dry Ice Cleaning is gentle enough to clean dust particles from delicate manuscripts without compromising the integrity of the surface while also cleaning more difficult contaminants such as layers of paint and years of aging.
  • Reveals intricate details of historic structures.
  • Safely cleans delicate surfaces and structures.
  • Thoroughly cleans hard to reach, tight areas.
  • Does not use water or chemicals, which can leach into stone and abrasive cleaning methods can scratch and scar the surface being cleaned.




  • 80% faster than traditional cleaning methods.
  • No secondary waste produced. In projects with sensitive contaminants (eg lead paint) it is critical that the removal method is as streamlined and as carefully contained as possible.
  • Dry Ice is an environmentally responsible cleaning media.
  • Restores wood, brick, concrete and metal to original condition.
  • Removes lead based paint, smoke damage and adhesives.

Polar IceTech & Historical Restoration

Dry Ice Blasting is quickly becoming one of the leading choices for Historical restoration cleaning projects. The process of Dry Ice Blast Cleaning can be adjusted so it can be delicate enough to clean historically significant paper documents that are centuries old and tough enough to remove oil, dirt and even tar which have been on the object with many years.

Effectively and efficiently can be used to remove:

  • Lead paint abatement
  • Fire, smoke, water damage
  • Adhesive and tar removal
  • Reversal of aging effect
  • Removal of corrosive contaminants
  • Mold Remediation

Can be used to restore priceless private and public:

  • Objets d’Art
  • Artefacts
  • Heirlooms
  • Grave Markers
  • Ceramic Mosaics
  • Murals
  • Stones
  • Cast Iron
  • Marble statues and fountains
  • Copper and bronze metals

Dry Ice Cleaning has been successfully applied in Historical Restoration projects including:

  • Charles Bridge, Prague
  • Utah State Capital Building
  • Spilt Rock Lighthouse
  • Auschwitz-Birkenua Artifacts

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