Blast and Prime, Ballarat
Traditionally, sandblasting was the ‘go to’ option for abrasive blasting. First patented way back in 1870, the process is still very effective at removing coatings, paint, rust and corrosion from metal surfaces. It is a particularly abrasive method of blasting and can be used to shape metal – creating either a smoother or rougher finish.
Newer methods of abrasive blasting such as Garnet and Glass Bead blasting, offer the benefits of sandblasting and more. By selecting the appropriate media and method based on the desired result, we are able to precisely control the process and the outcome. Rather than blasting an entire surface, we can very accurately blast section by section if needed. We can offer much improved environmental and safety outcomes and, as the media can be recycled and used again, the newer methods can prove more affordable.
Once a surface has been prepared, it will require a coating for protection. Step one is the prime. A zinc rich primer is an ideal choice for the most demanding of conditions. Zinc primers are offered in organic and inorganic. The difference between the two comes down to the binders used. Organic can be made with a range of binders, with the most used binder being epoxy, while inorganic primers use a silicate binder.
As you can see, there are a number of variables to consider for a blast and prime to ensure the best result. At Complete Metal Protection, we like to focus on the word ‘complete’ as a key part of our mantra. Our promise to you is that our service is ‘complete’. And that starts with complete advice and guidance specific to your project. Get in touch to discuss how we can help select the best options for you. We’ll look forward to hearing from you.