Sandblasting, also known as abrasive blasting, involves applying a forced stream of abrasive material to smooth out a surface. Sandblasting is mainly used on bridges, tanks, silos, ships, and structural steel as well as interior environments that are prone to higher levels of humidity or chemicals. Although a sandblasting service is not required for all industrial paint jobs, there are times where it is necessary to properly prepare the surface, remove rust and corrosion, and increase the longevity of the paint.
Prepare the Surface
The main purpose of a sandblasting service is to smooth out the surface. If you are considering painting the exterior of your metal or steel building, it is in your best interest to seek out sandblasting companies to properly prepare the surface. Sandblasting will help to remove dirt and chemicals that make it more difficult for paint to adhere to as well as smooth out the surface to reduce bumps and lines in the finished product.
Remove Rust & Corrosion
Metal and steel will inevitably experience rust and corrosion, especially in exterior environments. Rust and corrosion are difficult to deal with unless you have the suitable products and processes in place. Sandblasting companies have the proper blast media available such as black shot, garnet, glass beads, aluminum oxide, walnut shell, and corn. These materials will allow rust and corrosion to be removed from the surface to enhance the overall appeal of the building. Sandblasting services are an efficient and effective way of cleaning up the rust and corrosion that naturally occurs on metal and steel buildings.
Increase Paint Longevity
If you have ever read the manufacturer’s label on a paint can, you might have noticed that there are a number of instructions and conditions required to increase the longevity of your paint. Having a clean, smooth surface will allow your paint to last far longer than if your surface is not properly prepared. Sandblasting services will ensure that your surfaces are free from bumps, paint, rust and anything else that is getting in the way of a smooth surface. With a properly cleaned and smooth surface, paint will have less streaks and cracks and have a much longer lifespan.
Industry painting has over 30 years of experience providing sandblasting services. Many of our sandblasting products are environmentally friendly and non-toxic so it is a safer experience than other surface preparing methods. To discover sandblasting companies near me, visit Industry Painting.