Blast cleaning is the abrasive cleaning of substrates to remove staining and marks.
It can help to restore an item to its original beauty, or help you to prolong the life of equipment. Blast cleaning involves the use of many different mediums that are shot in a high pressure stream at the item to be blast cleaned.
This removes the top layers of the material and stripping it right back down to the substrate below quickly and, when carried out by a professional, doesn’t damage or threaten the integrity of the original material.
There are lots of things that blast cleaning can help with:
- Removing graffiti
Graffiti can be really tough to get rid of. The spraying of paint to a surface ensures it gets into every single nook and cranny in a way that only liquid and air can. Rigid scrubbing brush bristles can’t do this quite so easily.
Blast cleaning removes the entire top layer of the surface, taking the paint with it and leaving behind a smooth, immaculately clean finish.
- Sealing and coating external equipment
Extending the lifetime of equipment, especially that which is subjected to the elements such as vehicles and farming equipment, means regular repainting, varnishing or finishing.
Application of these coatings onto existing paint, or even metal that is beginning to corrode, can leave vulnerabilities in the coating. Moisture can get under the new coat of paint or varnish and eat away at the metal or wood beneath.
Blast cleaning enables you to thoroughly remove existing coatings and corroded metals, its small particles penetrate hard-to-reach areas to remove these coatings before a new atmospheric barrier is applied, Creating an uncompromised protective seal around the raw material.
- Antique restoration
It’s this ability for the blast cleaning media to get into small and hard-to-reach areas that means blast cleaning is particularly useful when refurbishing antique or vintage furniture. Faded and worn varnishes can be evenly removed without damaging the material beneath, so you can give it a fresh coat of varnish or paint and restore it to its original beauty.
- Removing corrosion
Once metal begins to deteriorate from exposure to the elements, corrosion will spread unless treated. Treating corrosion means removing any rust and cleaning the area thoroughly before resealing to protect it from the elements and further deterioration.
Blast cleaning enables the blast media to get into all the hard-to-reach areas, attacking the corroded surfaces and removing the corroded metal.
- Removing soot
Soot from fire damage is acidic which can lead to further damage to your property, as well as making an environment unhygienic and unpleasant.
Blast cleaning enables the operative to clean large areas at a time, removing soot from walls, cement, stonework, woodwork and more, quickly and easily, without damaging the substrate below.
- Timber restoration
Timber can be a beautiful building material. Over time it can be stained and watermarked, losing its lustre. Blast cleaning is harsh enough to strip away the top layer of wood, removing these marks and stains without damaging the natural wood substrate below.
If you’d like to arrange blast cleaning or to request a quote, please call Rainbow, Coventry on 02476 644 460.