The Benefits of Abrasive Blasting and Vapor Blasting | DJ’s Painting
Sandblasting has many applications and uses. In fact, it can be indispensable in some industries in which other methods might not be so effective. Sandblasting can be used not only before painting, but also in many other applications, including:
- Surface preparation for painting or coating
- Removing dust
- Removing profiling
- Helps to finish parts
- Removes mold from plastics
- Helps in glass etching
- Finishes consumer products
One of the main benefits of sandblasting is the fact that it uses no chemicals, making it environmentally-friendly. There are many different types of sandblasting, mostly differing from each other in the types of medium used in the process. Over time, people have discovered that the medium used can be more effective for specific removal processes. For instance, bead blasting uses glass beads to remove dirt from surfaces and other materials. It’s a favorite method for removed fungus, paint, and calcium. These glass beads are lead and silica-free and are reusable, making them environmentally-friendly as well. Other types of blasting include:
- Wheel blasting
- Hydro blasting
- Wet abrasive blasting
- Dry ice blasting
- Micro-abrasive blasting
- Bristle blasting
- Automated blasting
- Bead blasting
DJ’s Painting in southern New Jersey uses primarily dry blasting, vapor blasting, and wet sand blasting. Sandblasting is the most efficient and cost-effective way to clean surfaces, especially when you are applying a coating. It is recommended that you sandblast immediately before your coat or paint, which eliminates the surface, such as metal, from being exposed to the elements. This will increase the likelihood that the coating also doesn’t fail. Also, keep in mind that the temperature is important when applying your protective coating layer, be it epoxy flooring or paint. This ensures that moisture does not impede the process.
If you are in need of sandblasting services to clean your surface or to apply a coating, call DJ’s Painting today!
There are many ways to prep a surface (aka) substrate. Washing will clean and remove dirt, mold and loose coatings. Scraping and wire brushing will do little more to get loose coatings and loose rust off. Grinding and power tool cleaning such as needling and wire wheel or sanding does even better. However, nothing compares to abrasive blasting in terms of surface prep.
There are some situations where its mandatory to achieve a sspc level near white prep; this can only be achieved with an abrasive blast. Abrasive blasting can get all of the old coating, rust, scaling, efflorescence or lime run off of the substrate. There are many different kind of blast media from the standard Sand, Glass corn cob, baking soda to dry ice. And just as there are many different kinds of blast media there are multiple kinds of blast methods. There is dry blasting, vapor blasting and wet sand blasting.
Blasting can be a very messy and dangerous process if not done properly, and with all the new OSHA rules vapor blasting and wet sand blasting is sure to quickly become the norm. We do all of the above, and have been abrasive blasting for over 30 years.
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