Shot Blasting Birmingham

Shot blasting is often used as an effective method of removing dirt, paint or rust from an object using compressed air and a blasting medium. This method of blasting is very forgiving on rusty metal and fibreglass both of which can be damaged by acid dipping, that is why it’s popular for areas which have been repaired in the past.

Shot blasting is an effective method of removing coatings and paint from a variety of surface types such as brickwork, wood, iron, steel, glass, concrete, fibreglass and stone. An added benefit of blasting is how it prepares a steel surface prior to blasting. This ensures when a coating is applied, the correct amount of adhesion occurs.

If you’re looking for a very cost and time effective technique which uses ecologically friendly materials then look no further than shot blasting. Galvanising is used to protect steel from the elements but this process requires a strong level of adhesion for it to be effective. A shot blasted surface provides this level of adhesion.

Sand blasting is another name commonly used for shot blasting, a wide variety of applications in both commercial and domestic sectors can make use of this technique. Vehicles, buildings and garden furniture are just some of the possible applications of shot blasting.

Our team uses a variety of different media to blast clean a range of objects and surfaces. Before work commences on your project, our team will discuss your exact requirements so we can advise the best process for the job in hand. Our team of qualified technical experts is available to answer any questions and provide advice where needed.

Intercity Contractors were formed in 1997, we pride ourselves on delivering a service that is committed to quality workmanship and where the customer is always looked after. This standard of service has led to our success over the years and has seen us grow into a nationally recognised provider of shot blasting services.

If you’re looking for shot blasting in Birmingham then contact our team today and we would be happy to help you with any enquiries.

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0800 389 2331

What is the Difference Between Shot Blasting and Sandblasting?

Sand blasting is an old term now as the abrasive blasting industry rarely uses sand for the blasting media. Sand can be difficult to work with and there are far better blasting media options available today, most of which have the added advantage of being safer to work with.

Sand used to be the go to product in abrasive blasting, as it was more readily available than any other media. The biggest challenge facing sand as an abrasive is it’s a health hazard when inhaled.

Modern abrasives out perform sand and offer a wider range of purposes in which they can be used. These abrasives are also much safer to use than sand which is why they are used more in modern industry.