Our mobile blasting and cleaning services
Our blasting and cleaning services can be performed on your site – with the use of industry-leading products and the ability to be mobile, the process is made a lot simpler for all involved. Keeping items and surfaces intact even before the blasting or cleaning process begins is our duty, and we will not remove surfaces if it is unbeneficial to do so.
We have mastered many mobile blasting and cleaning services and are equipped with vast industry expertise, ready to tackle your blasting and coating projects.
Mobile media blasting
An ideal approach for surfaces needing heavy abrasive, mobile blasting due to a build-up of paints, protective coatings or rust, as well as accommodating more delicate surfaces with a softer abrasive for lighter resurfacing.
This process combines high pressure and abrasives specific to the surface finish required and the condition of said item. Compressed air within the blasting equipment is used to create a vacuum, sucking in the abrasive of choice to then be propelled at the surface. Any contamination is forced away and the bond it has created is soon destroyed, ready for the surface to be etched, prepared or polished.
Mobile Marine to Industrial blasting
Our mobile blasting service follows a specific preventative process and, as a result, is a great way to remove rust and old paint or coatings to prepare for new paint and protective coatings.
Due to the sensitive nature of materials used, AS apply a careful selection of dry abrasives and compressed air to attain a restored surface, ready for immediate application of coatings without prolonging the exposure to air and moisture. For other mediums used within the boat’s construction, such as steel, separate and specific approaches can be taken to restore their original surface, ensuring finishes are of the best quality.
Mobile Timber cleaning
AS has developed a method of cleaning framing timbers (green oak, as well as timbers in listed buildings) using fine powders as the abrasive media delivered at low pressure without the use of chemicals. Our technique allows us to clean timbers after plastering and glazing have been fixed without causing any damage to or compromising adjoining surfaces.
We use mobile blasting specifically with low-pressure, fine media when working with softwood which allows us to carry out the work without pulling the grain in the wood. This approach effectively and gently removes generations of paint, smoke damage, varnish or any other contaminants that have seeped into the external layer of the wood. AS guarantees to restore even the finest of details back to perfection.
Mobile paint removal
To keep coatings and paint performing to the best of their ability, it is vital to ensure any underperforming areas are resurfaced and renewed – providing lasting protection and enhanced finishes.
Using great quality paint removal products by Stripper’s, combined with steam cleaning and low-pressure fine media wet cleaning, this mobile blasting service removes decorative finishes and restores period and listed buildings to their former glory. As well as improving the subject’s aesthetic, paint removal often eradicates structural problems such as dampness – as a new coat of protective paint can be seamlessly applied. We are also able to remove paint from cars and other automotive parts using a personalised process to cater for the material of the surface.
Mobile Facade cleaning
A mobile blasting technique that removes pollutants, algae, moss, and general weathering from exteriors of buildings. Is it vital to remove these factors from the facade of the building to avoid any damage or deterioration to the property; for example, removing large amounts of moss or algae will reveal key structural vulnerabilities that would otherwise have been left unseen and unfixed.
Usually, facade cleaning is carried out with the use of compressed air and water to wash away contaminants, leaving a brighter, clean finish. The building’s material will ultimately determine if an abrasive should be used – as masonry, stone and wood can be fairly soft in comparison to common abrasives such as aluminium oxide, copper, and glass. If an unsuitable approach to the building’s restoration is taken, more harm can be caused than good – therefore this mobile blasting method should only be undertaken by experienced professionals.
A Mobile Blasting Company You Can Trust
When you choose AS Blasting and Coatings for your resurfacing needs, you are guaranteed complete customer satisfaction. We know that trust is vital to a successful experience, so rest assured that all AS employees are CSCS Registered and carry all relevant certifications.
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Fantastic service from Mat. He went above and beyond to accommodate me and I had the parts back within a few days. All work was finished to a high quality. Very very pleased with the end result and the service as a whole. Would recommend.
Great service provided by a great team at AS Blasting & Coatings. Highly recommend it to anyone out there looking for blasting and coating services. this is the company you need to use so get in contact with them.
Mobile Blasting FAQs
What is the process of abrasive blasting?
Surfaces all differ in requirements and hardness, therefore need a specific and bespoke service to achieve the best finish possible. Depending on the desired finish, abrasive media is chosen; for example, glass beads will give a clean, polished finish for surfaces that may not need to be coated whereas abrasive blasting media like grit or aluminium oxide will leave a rougher finish for coatings to affix effectively. After the media and approach have been chosen, blasting can commence; either at our in-house facilities or on your site.
What is brush-off blast cleaning?
The Society for Protective Coatings holds a standard of sp7 which has the equivalent surface finish as if the cleaning took place with manual scraping and wire brushing. Once a surface has been cleaned by the process of abrasive blasting it should be free of contaminants, dirt, oil, grease etc. A brush-off blast cleaned surface is a standard of blast cleaning surface preparation; a surface that appears to have these factors eliminated without viewing under magnification.
How many types of abrasive blasting are there?
The types of abrasive blasting can differ by how they operate and by what is used as the media. Various finishes can be achieved with different abrasive media and processes that highly depend on the surface at hand. Shot blasting uses a centrifugal mechanism to propel steel beads at the substrate at incredibly high speeds, ripping apart the bond contaminants have made with the surface. Whereas abrasive blasting that uses other media is usually met with compressed air within a spray gun mechanism that forces the abrasive within an airstream at the surface, removing mill scale, dirt rust and any other pollutants.
What are blast cleaning technologies?
There are many elements and types of equipment involved with abrasive blasting; from centrifugal mechanisms, and compressed air spray guns to blast cabinets and rooms. In most methods and approaches to abrasive blasting, there is an air supplier or compressor, an abrasive media vessel, directional fittings such as valves, hoses, pipes etc and a blast nozzle. All of these components can vary to give different finishes to the surface being cleaned; whether you need a rough, etched surface prior to powder or protective coatings or a polished finish for machine parts.
What is blast cleaning and maintenance?
Blast cleaning, also known as abrasive blasting, sees the removal of debris, pollutants, and unwanted particles from machine parts, mechanisms, and components. This process ensures that elements run smoothly without rust or grease impeding performance. It is a great way to clean internal elements but abrasive blasting can also be used to clean buildings or other exterior surfaces. Abrasive blasting can effectively remove algae, moss, ivy remnants and other dirt from the facade of the structure. This cleaning method will keep the appearance and finish of buildings looking as best as possible.
We don’t just offer mobile blast cleaning
We accommodate an eclectic range of blasting and coating projects throughout East Anglia, the South East and the East Midlands. Ensuring the best results are always achieved, we provide a bespoke approach, tailored to the surface’s needs using our wide range of services.
For surfaces consistently exposed to harsh weather conditions or high temperatures, a coating of protective, resistant liquid metal substances can be the key to avoiding corrosion and ensuring long-term durability. Other benefits of this service include increased conductivity, enhanced friction properties and improved decorative finishes.
A more environmentally friendly approach to product finishing, our powder coating services exceed many national environmental protection standards – minimising wastage and the presence of Volatile Organic Compounds whilst being tough and durable. This modern approach to coating can be used in place of liquid painting and curing, reducing the negative environmental impact of VOCs, whilst producing the same brilliant results.