Sandblasting & Preparation

For Powder Coating & Industrial Painting Projects







Sandblasting & Preparation Services

Before treating any surface with a protective coating (such as powder coating or painting), it’s important for the surface to be properly cleaned and prepared in order for the coating to be as durable as possible. Also known as “abrasive blasting,” sandblasting is the process of smoothing (or roughening) and cleaning a hard surface by forcibly propelling a stream of solid particles across that surface under high pressure and speed.

Whether your metal product needs rust removal, cleaning, texturing or it’s being prepared for a coat of paint, we can take care of it.

What can sandblasting do?

  • Smooth a metal surface
  • Texture a metal surface
  • Remove rust
  • Clean and remove scale
  • Remove heat-treatment discoloration
  • Prepare metal for welding


Need help moving your project to our shop?

Not a problem! We can arrange pick-up from and delivery to your Hampton Roads, Virginia location.

Need it done quickly?

We’ll do everything we can to accommodate your needs. First and foremost, we pride ourselves on doing a job exceptionally well. And providing excellent customer service.

Project Specifications

Sandblasting Specs

  • Ferrous and non-ferrous metals accepted
  • Can blast to the required surface profile (SP-1 through SP-10)
  • Blast media: Aluminum oxide, coal slag, JETMAG®, refractured glass, and other
  • Cabinet blasting for small parts
  • 1010P epoxy stripper dip tank for efficient cleaning of small size, high-volume metals

Key Dimensions

Max Width: 11’ wide
Max Height: 11’ high
Max Length: 24′ long
Max Weight: 12,000 pounds

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    Sandblasting & Preparation FAQs

    What is sandblasting?

    Sandblasting is a surface-finishing process that involves spraying abrasive particles under high pressure against a surface in order to smooth it, roughen it or clean it.

    What does sandblasting do?

    Sandblasting has been used as a cleaning method for over a hundred years. It can remove paint, rust, and oxidation residue from materials quickly and efficiently. Sandblasting can also be used to change the condition of a metal’s surface, such as removing scratches or casting marks to prepare the surface for a special application.

    What materials can be sandblasted?

    Glass, steel, stone, wood, plastic, and metals can all be sandblasted.

    How does a sandblaster work?

    Essentially, sandblasters clean rough surfaces by abrading them with sand. The sandblaster fires the sand particles out of an air-powered pressure gun at high velocity. There are several types of sandblasters that differ in how they combine sand and air:

    • Gravity-Fed Sandblasters: These sandblasters feature a pressure gun with a hopper on top. The force of the compressed air firing through the gun opens the hopper. The pull of the air then draws sand through the hopper and out of the barrel along with the air.
    • Pressure Blasters: This sandblasting gun connects directly to a canister containing the sand. Air and sand are pushed through the canister and into the gun together.
    • Siphon Sandblasters: A siphon sandblaster features two hoses. When compressed air flows through the first hose, it creates pressure that pulls sand from a tank through the second hose. The air and sand then exit the sandblasting gun together.
    Will sandblasting damage my product?

    A surprisingly large number of particles are available for use during sandblasting. Using the wrong particle or process can cause surface damage. That’s why spray technicians are properly trained and experienced with various blasting agents and processes. Hiring someone who’s not experienced or doing it yourself can mean safety risks, poor quality work and potential damage to your product.