Grit blasting is a great way of getting rid of abrasions on a surface in preparation for coating. Abrasions on a surface can get in the way when you are coating something, and it needs to be removed. However, it can be difficult to remove these abrasions if they are made of tough material, and it can be very time-consuming when using other methods. Grit blasting is a good method that shoots material at a high speed at a surface to remove abrasions. It is very effective in its purpose and will remove just about anything. It can remove common materials that stain surfaces including rust, stains, old coats of paint, and scaling. There are many advantages to using grit blasting to prepare a surface, and these are the main reason why this method is so coveted in the industry. There are many applications for this method, and it is usually used in preparing old cars for a new coating, however, there are many other applications for it and it is used commonly far and wide across many different situations.
Here are some of the benefits of grit blasting a surface for preparation.
No chemicals used
Chemical use is a big deal to a lot of people nowadays due to rising concerns for health of workers. Being exposed to excessive chemicals on a daily basis can be hazardous to your health, and this is definitely not recommended. Grit blasting does not involve the use of chemicals at all, as it is simply propelling material towards a surface at a high speed. It is a simple method, but very effective in its purpose and does not require chemicals for it to work well. Other techniques may use chemicals and acids, which can be very harmful if inhaled and is also harmful to the environment. Because no chemicals are used, it is a much safer method and is used widely as a primary choice as a result.
No dust or scaling left on surface
When you use grit blasting, you will not be leaving behind any dust or scaling on the surface. Many different other methods and techniques will leave dust or scaling behind, which then has to be cleaned up afterwards. This can make the process much more time consuming than it has to be, and is not the most efficient method. With grit blasting, it may seem like such an abrasive technique would leave behind dust or scaling on the surface. This is not the case, as it does not leave anything behind and although it is abrasive, it does not damage the surface underneath.
The surface will last
After using grit blasting for your surface, you can guarantee that the surface will last for some time. The technique is considered to be environmentally friendly, residue-free and accurate. The results you will receive after grit blasting will look regardless of whether the surface is new or old, and it will always promote longevity. The surface will be rust-free and smooth, and will look great no matter the situation when you use grit blasting.
In summary, grit blasting is a very effective method for removing abrasions on a surface in preparation for a new coating. It does not use any chemicals at all which makes it safe. It also does not leave dust or scaling on the surface you are using it on, so you do not have to clean anything afterwards which can be time consuming. Finally, the surface you use it on will last for some considerable time.