Five Great Reasons to Use Sand Blasting Services

Sand blasting is one of several impact finishing techniques that can be used to clean surfaces. It relies on using materials applied under high pressure, either in air or water, to a particular part of a machine or a whole item, like a car or boat hull. You’ll find that the term sand blasting doesn’t necessarily only include the use of sand as the abrasive material, but can refer to a range of media that can include glass beads, walnut shells and pumice, for instance. Which material you choose depends on what needs cleaning. Then, for each material, the size, shape, hardness and density of the grains must also be determined.

Five Great Reasons to Use Sand Blasting Services

Sand Blasting Expertise Has a Range of Benefits

But why use firms that offer sand blasting rather than old fashioned hard work with sandpaper or or cleaning materials? Here are our top five reasons why this technique has become so popular.

  1. One of the biggest reasons to choose sand blasting services is that the process will save a huge amount of time. And if you’re a business, time means money – any downtime created by having to have machinery or surfaces cleaned means time that area of your company is not productive. Sand blasting by a professional firm using the correct equipment and the right abrasive materials is fast. The particles, under air or water pressure, will remove contaminants quickly, allowing you to get on with your day to day business sooner.
  2. Sand blasting, when correctly carried out, is non-toxic and safe. The alternative is often to use harsh chemicals that can be hazardous if breathed in or spilled on the skin. Sand blasting most often uses natural materials that won’t contaminate your product surfaces and are easier on the environment.
  3. Sand blasting easily removes contaminants such as oil and grease which, if left to build up over a long period of time, can prove difficult to clean manually. The jet of air or water can also be directed into small crevices, creases and all those nooks and crannies that can be difficult or even impossible to reach by hand. You will therefore benefit from a far cleaner end product than if you tried to do the job with elbow grease alone!
  4. The process can also be highly effective for achieving the perfect surface for a fresh paint job. Whether the item has has several coats of paint over time and needs completely stripping, or you need to prepare a particularly hard, smooth material for perfect adherence of a fresh coat of paint, sand blasting is very versatile. It can prep any number of types of surface to ensure smooth application and good anchoring of paint in most circumstances.
  5. It’s also superb for removing rust. Rust isn’t just unsightly, it can cause long lasting damage to equipment and parts, reducing their life cycle. This can prove costly in terms of replacement. But sand blasting can often restore surfaces to as-new condition in a short space of time.

For the Full Benefits, Look For a Well Established Company

This is just a selection of the advantages sand blasting has over other forms of cleaning. Speak to a company like Qse Metalblast that has a great track record in providing this service for a fuller picture of how sand blasting could be beneficial to your organisation!

“I have used Metalblast for the last twelve years. They always do a great job.”

Giles Stewart

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