Sandblasting is an abrasive process whereby blasters use an air compressor to shoot sand at high velocity against a surface. Sandblasting has a range of applications, with paint stripping being the most common.
Commonly referred to as ‘paint removal’, paint stripping is the separation of the layer of paint from the underlying layer or surface.
During the process of sandblasting for paint removal, molecules of an active ingredient (found in the abrasive media) are blasted against the paint; causing swelling and in turn, internal strains. As the paint layer’s adhesion to the surface weakens, the paint starts to strip away.
Although blasting paint is a messy process, at ProStrip Sandblasting, we take extra measures to ensure an eco-friendly environment and retain the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act and Regulations. With this in mind, we generally cover all interior surfaces to prevent dust or confine all stripping to a restricted work area where all debris can be washed away with a hose.