Abrasive blasting is the action of propelling a stream of abrasive material under very high pressure, which effectively cleans a surface in preparation for a coating. Finely ground silica sand is a popular material used in the industry, and it is fired at high pressure via a compressor, which delivers the abrasive material at a controlled pressure, depending on the surface being treated.
A Wide Range of Uses
Abrasive blasting is ideal for removing:
- Stains from timber
The process is suitable for cleaning commercial equipment, or even stripping the paint from a vehicle, with a range of materials that are suitable for most surfaces.
The Use of Sand
Sand has long been used as a medium for abrasive blasting, yet inhaling sand can cause silicosis, so there are other, less harmful substances than can be used. Some of these include:
- Walnut shell
- Coconut shell
- Powdered abrasives
- Steel grit
- Copper slag
If sand is used in the blasting process, Australian law says that the operator must wear the right protective clothing and equipment.
Very often the surface to be cleaned in inaccessible, and in this case, a mobile blasting unit can be used. These are ideal for brickwork, or wall surfaces that need repainting, and with a range of blast materials, the perfect finish can be achieved.
Abrasive blasting is an efficient, time-saving process that effectively removes paint from a range of surfaces, including painted or plastered walls.
Renovating Sandstone Buildings
Over time, sandstone walls collect dirt and grime, and with sandblasting, any paint or surface contamination can be effortlessly removed. The process returns sandstone to its original condition, and can dramatically improve the look of any property.
Using soda is ideal for more delicate surfaces, as it does not damage the original substrate. Soda blasting is effective with the following materials:
- Carbon fibre
Soda is also an effective degreasing agent, and with soda blasting, seals and bearings can be cleaned without disassembly, saving time. Bicarbonate of soda is non-corrosive, making it ideal for all types of surface cleaning and preparation.
The Latest Technology
Direct Blast is an established abrasive blasting company that uses the latest technology, with high quality compressors and nozzles, the abrasive material is directed at the surface with a finely controlled amount of pressure to remove all contaminants without damaging the surface.
A Wealth of Experience
Direct Blast has acquired a wealth of experience in abrasive blasting in a variety of industries, including mining, offshore drilling, structural steel, and tank linings. So, if you are looking for commercial sandblasting, or just some home renovations, Direct Blast take the hard work out of surface preparation, and with the latest technology, can provide a cost-effective solution for any job.
Serving all areas in Western Australia, we pride ourselves in our reputation as leaders in the field of abrasive blasting, and with friendly and helpful staff, we aim to provide the best service at the lowest possible price.