Sandblasting is a method of using material at high pressure to clean surfaces. Common materials used for sandblasting include walnut shells, pumice and glass beads. You can choose more abrasive media to clean tougher jobs. Steel grit is a common option for blasting surface in preparation for paint.
A professional sandblasting company will have the understanding and expertise to choose the correct media for your job, so it's crucial to choose an experienced sandblaster.
Sandblasting offers a number of benefits and has a wide application. Here are just a few reasons to consider sandblasting for your next project.
Restores Rusty Equipment
Sandblasting is perhaps one of the most effective ways to remove rust from your equipment. Rust oxidizes metal and causes damage to the equipment that you depend on for your operation. Whether you own a commercial kitchen or an industrial business, having your equipment sandblasted is an easy and beneficial way to make it look new. This is particularly advantageous if you have food industry equipment that has accumulated rust and needs to be brought back to its original look.
Smooths Surfaces for PaintingIf you have a painting project, sandblasting is an efficient method of smoothing the surface so that the paint goes on without rough spots and looks good. This is particularly useful if you're planning on painting a surface that has accumulated several coats of paint over the years. As you apply more paint to the surface, it's common to observe bumps and rough
spots that make the final job appear less than ideal. Sandblasting is extremely versatile and can prep a wide variety of surfaces so that they are ready to paint.
For example, it's a great way to prepare a vehicle for a fresh coat of paint if you have a vehicle restoration project.
Blasts Oil and Contaminants
Automotive shops and other business that have equipment that accumulates oil will eventually need a thorough cleaning. Manually cleaning surfaces is a good way to keep your business clean. However, it won't remove stuck-on oil and grime that has been accumulating over a long period of time. Bringing in a sandblasting team like McCutchen NJ Inc. means your equipment will receive a professional sandblasting to remove the oil and contaminants that aren't lifted through manual cleaning.
It doesn't require any harsh chemicals and will ensure that precision parts that you rely on are clean and free of dirt and debris.
Non-Toxic and Safe
Many cleaning processes involve several steps and harsh chemicals that are hazardous to breathe and require more preparation to complete properly. Sandblasting, on the other hand, is a power washing technique that utilizes materials that are non-toxic and safe for your equipment and the environment. Industrial quality equipment is strong and can handle sandblasting. You won't need to worry about your equipment being damaged by the cleaning process or have to deal with extended prep time to ensure that your equipment is safe.
One of the biggest advantages of sandblasting is that it saves time so that your business can remain productive with very little downtime. The particle material quickly blasts away pollutants from surfaces. When completed by a professional sandblasting operation, you'll enjoy a swift turn around. Depending on the size of the surface, a cleaning job that would take hours to clean manually can be cleaned in a matter of minutes through sandblasting.
This is particularly useful if you have a large operation or a lot of equipment that needs cleaning.
N.J. McCutchen, Inc. is capable of blasting a wide variety of projects from small to large. Contact us with your project today.