Building Restoration MelbournePaint Removal



John Van Rein, owner and operator of the business, started paint removal using the chemical and high pressure hot water blasting method in 1983.

Having worked for several paint removal companies as a sub-contractor, Water Pressure Cleaning Melbourne commenced operations in 1991.


A better method.

“Less pressure, less damage.”

Using lower pressure and lower water volume water blasting (9.4Ltr/Per Minute @ 700–800 PSI) and a significant increase in water temperature (almost steam) and specialized paint strippers to target the different types of paints applied, there is less risk of damage to the substrate.

In particular, tuck-pointing often remains with minimal damage after the paint has been removed.

On heritage, buildings with early handmade bricks and old mortar, again the lack of erosion whilst still obtaining a clean finish is excellent, using the low pressure high temperature paint removal method.
I have used this method on weather board buildings and also Cedar clad cottages, again with minimal feathering and a great finish.


The tower of Government House Victoria, Old Melbourne Stock Exchange (lime-stone block carved ceiling), Melbourne Central (the shot tower), Princess Theatre (front facade), Como House (facades).
Many, many, private homes each significant to their owners.
Teaching paint removal as part of a government rural education course in Bendigo.

2012 - Present 

Having moved away from the large commercial projects, and concentrating on private dwellings of heritage value, I undertake all work myself, guaranteeing my method of low pressure water blasting will provide the best possible finish.


Personal attention:
" I meet and fully explain the work with you,
and I do the work".

Free test panel:
" Let's see what your bricks look like".

Free quotation:
" On the spot quote and full written quote".

Fully accredited, and insured:
" Remember less pressure less damage".

Paint removal off Brick Example Gallery Highlighting Paint Removal Testimonials


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Call John on 0412 174 489 or Hayden on 0419 325 281

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