Why You Should Sandblast Before Painting

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Why You Should Sandblast Before Painting

What’s the secret to a flawless paint job?

Properly preparing the surface.

With its ability to thoroughly clean surfaces, sandblasting has become one of the most popular surface preparation methods. A major benefit of sandblasting is that it leaves a smooth, ready-to-paint surface. That means when you sandblast a surface before painting, you can get results that are not only visually appealing but also durable.

In a nutshell, a quality painting process starts with sandblasting.

What is sandblasting?

Sandblasting is the application of granular abrasives at high pressure to clean and prepare surfaces before applying paint or powder coating. 

While the name “sandblasting” suggests the use of sand, many different kinds of abrasive materials can be used. These materials, which can include crushed shells, glass, and even water, are great at getting the job done.

Surface preparation can be an expensive, time-consuming process. In comparison with other methods, sandblasting is faster and much more economical.

Many surface prep chemicals often have substances that can be harmful to the user and to the planet. Sandblasting, on the other hand, uses natural materials, making it safer and eco-friendly.

3 Benefits of Sandblasting 

If traditional prep methods haven’t been effective enough for your surfaces, consider abrasive blasting. Aside from meticulously removing debris, it’s less hazardous for workers, better for the environment, and affordable.

Saves you time

Compared to chemical cleaning or scraping by hand, sandblasting makes it way faster to prepare a surface. You’ll save a lot of time, and your business can resume operations much sooner.

With sandblasting, surfaces that would normally take hours to clean manually can be cleaned in minutes. If you have a short deadline or need a large area to be cleaned quickly, this is the best solution.

Preserves the paint’s quality

For a paint job to last for many years, the paint must be adhered properly. By roughening the surface a little bit and creating a more textured one, sandblasting allows paint to adhere better. To explain, a textured surface gives paint tiny grooves to “grab” onto, which enables it to grip better, making it more durable and less prone to peeling.

Cleans and prepares a surface for painting

Paint can also last longer when it’s applied to a smooth, clean surface. By removing dirt, old paint, grease, and any other debris, sandblasting prepares a surface for paint that allows it to be applied more evenly.

If your walls have been painted several times over the years without being cleaned, we definitely recommend sandblasting before a repaint. 

Count On Our Commercial Painting & Waterproofing Experts 

Are your walls ready for a repaint? Once the walls are prepped, we’ll handle the rest. We’ve got you covered!

Contact Sepi Painting & Waterproofing today for a free estimate!