WHAT IS BLAST CLEANING?
Blast cleaning is also commonly referred to as Sand blasting, Shot blasting, Grit blasting, Abrasive blasting, Multi-media blasting, Soda blasting, Bead blasting etc.
It is the operation of forcibly propelling a stream of material against a surface under pressure to smooth a rough surface, roughen a smooth surface, shape a surface, or remove surface contaminants, such as dirt, oil, grease, mill scale, corrosion, previously applied paint/coatings.
Blast cleaning is an extremely efficient way of preparing a substrate, old or new & can give a much longer life expectancy to your paint system.
Despite the common use of the term ‘sand blasting’, it is illegal in the UK to use most common forms of sand for abrasive blasting, as the fine dust particles which are created when the sand is projected at high speed, can cause silicosis – a potentially fatal lung disease. (HSE’s CN7).
Here at Blast Off!! We value the environment & the health & safety of all concerned in our activity that we do not use sand as a blasting material.