Laser Rust Removal and Laser Paint Removal Services

Laser cleaning is an innovative and highly efficient method used for surface cleaning, which employs the power of laser technology to remove contaminants, coatings, rust, and debris from various materials and surfaces. This technique utilizes laser beams to target unwanted materials on the surface without damaging the underlying substrate.

We are excited to introduce this state-of-the-art laser cleaning service to our customers, utilizing cutting-edge continuous-wave laser technology to offer unparalleled cleaning solutions. Our advanced laser cleaning system is designed to tackle many cleaning challenges without harsh chemicals or abrasive methods. This precision cleaning technique provides a highly efficient, environmentally friendly, and cost-effective solution, ensuring that our clients’ assets are maintained to the highest standard with minimal downtime.

What is Laser Cleaning Ideal for?

Fire Restoration

Laser cleaning is a precise, non-invasive method for fire restoration, effectively removing soot, char, and smoke damage without compromising the material beneath. Its ability to target damaged layers ensures structural integrity and original aesthetics are preserved. Unlike traditional methods that use harsh chemicals or abrasion, laser cleaning vaporizes unwanted layers while remaining clean, making it an ideal choice for safely restoring fire-damaged building interiors and exteriors.

Industrial Paint Removal

Laser cleaning removes paint, coatings, and rust from surfaces without damaging the substrate, offering a non-toxic alternative to chemical or abrasive methods. This process reduces downtime and labour costs, providing a controlled, uniform paint removal solution that preserves the integrity of metal surfaces, making it essential to maintain and refurbish industrial assets.

Masonry and Brickwork Restoration

Laser cleaning transforms masonry and brickwork restoration by gently removing pollution, biological growth, and graffiti without harming the underlying structure. This method protects the brickwork’s patina and character, making it invaluable for conservation efforts where authenticity is crucial. By avoiding the potential damage of more invasive methods, laser cleaning restores the visual appeal of masonry and brickwork and preserves their structural integrity for future generations.

Advantages of Laser Cleaning

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  • Precision: Laser cleaning allows for the exact targeting of contaminants, enabling the removal of dirt, oxidation, or coatings from specific areas without affecting the rest of the surface.
  • Safety and Environmentally Friendly: This method produces no secondary waste, chemicals, or abrasives, making it a safer option for operators and the environment.
  • Efficiency and Speed: Laser cleaning is efficient, capable of cleaning surfaces without requiring extensive preparation or post-cleaning processes.
  • Versatility: It’s suitable for various materials, including metals, masonry, ceramics, and composites, offering flexibility across various applications.
  • Minimal Damage: The gentle yet effective cleaning action of lasers ensures that the underlying material remains undamaged, preserving the integrity of the original surface.

Frequently Asked Questions about Laser Cleaning

What types of materials can be cleaned with laser cleaning?
Laser cleaning is a versatile method and can be applied to various materials, including metals, plastics, ceramics, stone, and concrete. It effectively cleans rust, paint, contaminants, and other coatings.
Is laser cleaning safe for the environment?
Yes, laser cleaning is an eco-friendly option. It doesn’t require chemicals or generate secondary waste, making it a safer alternative to traditional cleaning methods.
How does laser cleaning compare to traditional cleaning methods in terms of cost?
Initially, laser cleaning might seem more expensive due to the equipment and technology involved. However, its efficiency, speed, and the reduced need for secondary cleanup or chemical disposal often result in lower overall costs in the long run.
Does laser cleaning damage the underlying material?
When correctly calibrated and operated, laser cleaning is highly precise and can remove unwanted materials without harming the underlying substrate. The risk of damage is minimal, especially when compared to abrasive or chemical cleaning methods.
How long does laser cleaning take?
The duration of a laser cleaning operation depends on the surface area to be cleaned, the type of material, and the level of contamination in the area. However, laser cleaning can be faster than many conventional methods.
Are there any limitations to what laser cleaning can remove?
While effective for many applications, laser cleaning may only be suitable for some contaminants or coatings. Please get in touch with us for more information about whether laser cleaning is effective for your needs.

Locations Served

Our mobile fleet offers asbestos abatement to locations all across Ontario, including Toronto, Ottawa, Kingston, London, Burlington, Kitchener-Waterloo, Hamilton, Niagara, St. Catharines, Windsor, Barrie, Sudbury, Sarnia, and more.


Case Studies

Case Study: Lead Paint Removal for Wanda III Steamship Restoration

Learn how we used media blasting to remove lead paint from the historical steamship, Wanda III, helping to prepare for its return to the waters.

Case Study: Lead Paint Removal in Ontario Brewery

Wickens Dry Ice Blasting assisted in the removal and disposal of lead paint in an Ontario brewery, keeping the establishment and its employees safe.

Case Study: Lead Paint Removal for Major Food Processor

Many older industrial and commercial buildings have lead-based paint hazards. These hazards are a major issue, as employees in these buildings are susceptible to exposure to this toxic substance and may be at risk for progressive health problems if the lead paint is not removed safely.

Case Study: Removing Lead Paint from a Historic Lighthouse in Niagara

Marking the entrance to the Niagara River is a lighthouse that once guided boats and ships arriving via Lake Ontario. Recently, Fisheries and Oceans Canada decided it was necessary to refurbish the lighthouse and remove the lead paint that had been applied years ago before federal regulations came into effect.


From Our Clients

Your process using dry ice to blast clean our extruder worked extremely well. We saved on downtime allowing us to get up and running in a fraction of the time it normally takes after cleaning. Thanks to your crew; they did a great job!

Angelo De Bono

Extrudex Aluminum

My wife and I want to send our sincere thanks for the great service. We really enjoyed meeting you and we appreciate the fact that you made it happen as quickly as you did, especially with our renovation in progress. Your team was amazing and they did a superb job. David and his crew were fantastic. They were polite, courteous, and they left the house spotless. Class “A” all the way. I would recommend Wickens to anyone that we know. Thanks again for everything.

Livio and Janis Luchini

Home Owners

David and Philip did an amazing job with the last cleaning work. They accomplished a lot and it was very noticeable.

Joseph Boachie


I just wanted you to know how impressed I was with the service and quality of work provided by Kevin. Kevin went above and beyond. He and his partner removed the asbestos, taking pictures of the completed work that I was able to share with our customer. I was so impressed by his courteous manner, his professionalism, and his quality of work.

Carol Tremblett

First General

Thanks for your help on our latest commercial job. The blasting, SPS, and zinc painting turned out great and you kept us on schedule—great clean up too. We look forward to working with you again.
Ken Kindade

Paul Davis GTA West