Shot Blasting

What is Shot Blasting?

Shot blasting is a specialised surface preparation technique that gives your metal surfaces a fresh start. It involves blasting small, abrasive particles onto the surface at high speed. This process effectively removes any unwanted materials like rust, old paint, or other contaminants, leaving you with a clean and roughened surface.

Whether you need to breathe new life into ageing machinery components, restore the original lustre of architectural metalwork, or meticulously prepare structures for the application of a fresh protective coating system, our comprehensive shot blasting services provide the ideal solution. Leveraging specialised equipment and the deep expertise of our skilled team, we ensure a precise and consistent blasting process that is carefully tailored to deliver outstanding results every time.

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The Process

Shot blasting is a precise and controlled process that involves several critical steps to ensure effective surface preparation. Here’s a detailed look at how the shot blasting process works:

1. Surface Preparation: Before shot blasting, the surface is inspected and cleaned to remove any loose debris, dirt, or contaminants that could interfere with the blasting process.

2. Enclosure Setup: Depending on the project size and location, a temporary or permanent enclosure is set up to contain the blasting area. This helps to control dust and debris, ensuring a safe and controlled environment for the shot blasting operation.

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Shot Blasting water tank

3. Abrasive Media Selection: The type of abrasive media used for shot blasting is carefully selected based on the material being treated, the desired surface profile, and the project requirements. Common abrasive media include steel shot, cut wire, and aluminium oxide grit.

4. Equipment Setup: Shot blasting equipment, such as blast machines, hoses, and nozzles, is prepared and positioned for the job. The equipment is calibrated to ensure the correct blast pressure and media flow rate for optimal results.

5. Blasting Operation: The shot blasting process begins with the operator directing the abrasive media stream onto the surface at the appropriate angle and distance. The high-velocity impact of the abrasive media effectively removes rust, old coatings, mill scale, and other surface contaminants.

6. Surface Profile Monitoring: Throughout the shot blasting process, the surface profile is regularly monitored to ensure the desired roughness or anchor pattern is achieved. This step is crucial for ensuring proper adhesion of subsequent coatings or finishes.

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7. Cleanup and Inspection: After the shot blasting is completed, the area is thoroughly cleaned to remove any remaining debris or abrasive media. The surface is then inspected to ensure it meets the specified requirements and project standards.

8. Post-Treatment: Depending on the project requirements, additional post-treatment steps may be performed, such as applying a protective primer or applying the final coating or finish.

Commitment to Safety

Safety is paramount when it comes to shot blasting operations. We understand the potential hazards involved in this process and have implemented rigorous safety measures to ensure the well-being of our personnel and clients. Our professionally trained staff all hold IPAFCSCSPASMA, and SSSTS certifications – equipping them with the knowledge and skills to handle shot blasting.

We strictly adhere to industry-specific safety protocols and regulations, leaving no stone unturned in creating a secure working environment. Our team undergoes regular safety training and assessments to stay up-to-date with the latest practices and guidelines related to shot blasting operations. By prioritising safety, we safeguard our workforce and also guarantee the successful completion of projects without any incidents.


Need more information about our shot blasting services? We understand that you may have additional questions or specific requirements for your project. To address any general inquiries or frequently asked questions, we invite you to visit our comprehensive FAQ page. 

However, if you require more personalised assistance or have unique project requirements, please don’t hesitate to contact us directly. Our team members are readily available to provide you with further information, answer any queries you may have, and offer tailored solutions to meet your specific needs. We pride ourselves on our commitment to customer satisfaction and will work closely with you to ensure a seamless and successful experience from start to finish for all our services at commercial spray-painting.