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Blast Cleaning and Preparation Techniques

What are blast cleaning and preparation techniques used for?

Blast cleaning – also known as abrasive blasting, shot blasting, or grit blasting – is a surface preparation technique used for the removal of coatings from any surface and any structure regardless of the situation. The type of blast cleaning you require will depend on the type of materials used on your structure, and the desired experience during application (for example, minimal dust, no cleaning necessary, etc.).

Blast Cleaning and Preparation Techniques

Our blast cleaning and preparation techniques include:

Grit Blasting

Or abrasive blasting, or more commonly (yet incorrectly) known as sandblasting, is the operation of forcibly propelling a stream of abrasive material against a surface under high pressure to smooth a rough surface, roughen a smooth surface, shape a surface or remove surface contaminants.

Wet Blasting

Abrasive media with hot or cold water. Dust reduction, degreasing, and surface profiling. This can also benefit the removal of hazardous materials such as asbestos. This removal can also ensure effective decontamination of substrates.

Vacuum Blasting

A cleaner solution to wet blasting. There is no cleaning necessary and it is a fully justifiable method for surface preparation.

New Soda Blasting (Eco-Friendly) Service:

Similar to abrasive blasting, soda blasting involves propelling crystallised particles of sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) onto an industrial surface using compressed air or water. Soda blasting is a gentler, milder version of classic abrasive blasting, and can be used to clean delicate surfaces. It is a quick and effective form of surface preparation with very little risk of damaging the profile or substrate of a surface area.

Used For Cleaning and
Surface preparation:

  • Surface Preparation for coatings (concrete and steel)
  • Graffiti removal
  • Fire Damage
  • Buildings
  • Timber Restoration
  • Industrial Equipment Cleaning
  • Marine Hull Cleaning.

Safe to use on:

  • Carbon Fibre
  • Stainless Steel
  • Rubber
  • Brick
  • Wood
  • Sandstone
  • Steel
  • Fibreglass
  • Aluminium
  • Glass
  • GRP


We are one of the UK’s leading construction companies offering blasting cleaning and preparation techniques – and we’re based right here in Yorkshire! For further information or to book your free feasibility survey & cost analysis, get in touch via our dedicated page.

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