Shot Blasting Nottingham

Shot blasting is often used for removing paint, rust and dirt from a surface this saves on labour from using manual tools. A blasting medium and compressed air is used to strip away these contaminants from a surface. Oftentimes more delicate surfaces need preparation such as rusty metal and fibreglass, shot blasting is the preferred method for this as harsh chemicals could damage the surface. These harsh chemicals are often used in the acid dipping process.

Shot blasting has many uses and can be used on a multitude of surface types including  brickwork, iron, steel, wood, glass, concrete, fibreglass and stone. Specialist coatings require a surface which has been perfectly prepared so the correct level of adhesion occurs. Shot blasting provides this without all of the hassle and is often used in the coating process.

Harsh chemicals are not very environmentally friendly and can create a large amount of waste. Shot blasting achieves the same result all while saving time and money in the long run. There are a number of ways to protect steel from the elements, one of these methods is galvanising. A strong level of adhesion is required for this and shot blasting provides this base.

An often used outdated term for shot blasting is sand blasting. The commercial sector isn’t the only place where shot blasting is used, many viable domestic applications also benefit from shot blasting. Vehicles, buildings and garden furniture are just some of the possible applications of shot blasting.

Our team is able to clean a variety of objects or surfaces using an extensive range of blasting media and equipment. Discussing your requirements beforehand with our team will ensure the best process is chosen for you and your project. We are always happy to answer any questions you may have either by phone or email.

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 Nottingham then give us a call today and our team would be happy to help with any enquiries you may have.

What is the Difference Between Shot Blasting and Sandblasting?

In modern industry today, sandblasting is considered to be an outdated term. Shot blasting is a more up to date term used today and perfectly describes the process carried out in current industry. Sand is often difficult to use and comes with a multitude of safety concerns for the person using it. 

Sand used to be the go to material for abrasive blasting due to how widely available it is. The silica in sand is a health hazard when inhaled and creates issues for the worker using it.

Modern abrasives are capable of outperforming sand by a huge margin across a variety of industry sectors. This also comes with the added benefit of being safer to use making them a better choice within modern industry.