RAF Mildenhall Hangar

Lead Paint Removal and Re-painting

RAF Mildenhall Hanger roof stucture
Removing lead paint at RAF Mildenhall

VariBlast were contracted by Morgan Sindall plc to carry out lead paint removal works within the roof structure and supporting columns of a 3000mWW2 Aircraft Hangar at the RAF Mildenhall airbase in Suffolk.

The works included dry blasting all structural steel work back to an Sa2.5 (white metal) preparation standard, followed by the application of a two coat twin epoxy ‘International Paints’ coating system.

All works were carried out via MEWP access equipment.



  • RAF Mildenhall


  • RAF Mildenhall

Principal Contractor:

  • Morgan Sindall plc


  • 12 Weeks

Completion Date:

  • July 2013

Services Used:

  • Dry blasting system
  • Airless Spray Paint

Materials Used:

  • Interseal 670HS
  • Interthane 990