Shot Blasting Leicester

Shot blasting is an extremely effective method of removing dirt, rust or paint from a surface using air supplied from a compressor. Shot blasting is very forgiving to rusty metal and fibreglass both of which can be damaged by acid dipping, this makes it ideal for areas which have been repaired in the past.

Blast cleaning is an excellent method of removing paint and coatings from a variety of surface types such as brickwork, wood, iron, steel, glass, concrete, fibreglass and stone. Blasting also has the added benefit of preparing a steel surface prior to a coating being applied to ensure the correct adhesion.

Shot blasting is a very cost effective technique and uses ecologically friendly materials as opposed to using chemicals to strip coatings. Galvanising requires a strong level of adhesion for it to be effective, shot blasting provides the ideal surface for this process. 

Often referred to as sand blasting it can be used in a wide variety of applications in both domestic and commercial settings. Buildings, vehicles and garden furniture are just some of the possible applications of shot blasting.

Our team is fully trained in a variety of different media to blast clean a range of objects and surfaces. Before we start work on your project, our team will discuss your exact requirements with you to ensure we select the best process for the job in hand. A team of technical experts is on hand to provide advice and assistance where needed.

Formed in 1997, Intercity Contractors prides itself on delivering the highest levels of customer service and is committed to providing quality workmanship. Our success over the years has seen us grow into a nationally recognised provider of shot blasting services with an extensive portfolio of previous work.

If you’re looking for shot blasting in Leicester 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.