Paint Stripping Using Premium Sandblasting Solutions

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Sandblasting is one of the most conventional ways to strip paint from a surface. However, knowing the right applications and using the right industry equipment is key to achieving the best paint removal results.

ProStrip Sandblasting offers premium blasting services using high-quality equipment. Our qualified sandblasters in Melbourne has also invested in the latest technology applications for an economical approach to successful paint stripping.


What is Paint Stripping?

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.

Benefits of Paint Removal using Sandblasting or Abrasive Blasting

One of the main purposes of removing paint from a surface is to prepare surfaces for further treatment and restoration. Sand or abrasive blasting can be used to remove paint from surfaces with damages that are impossible to remove with conventional sand down.

Some of the benefits of removing paint using sandblasting or abrasive blasting is to restore old surfaces back to their original condition. These surfaces may include:

  • Wearing building facades
  • Antifoul on marine surfaces such as cruisers, yachts, boats and more
  • Painted historical building – to expose original details
  • Corroding steel structures
  • Food processing machinery
  • Wood, brick and concrete floors, pillars, walls and more


In terms of old steel, the
paint blasting equipment will be able to remove all unwanted paint and rust surfaces; allowing to effectively apply a protective coating for a long-lasting surface finish. However, new steel surfaces may also require blasting to cut into the unprotected parts of the metal, and remove mill scale and welding slag for the purpose of coating it with a protective layer.

Why Choose ProStrip?

At ProStrip, our sandblasters in Melbourne understand the importance of retaining the quality of painted surfaces to prevent corrosion. We pride ourselves in providing premier workmanship by investing in high-performance equipment and media.

What sets us apart from the average sand and abrasive blasting service is:

  • Our brand is built on performing effective, efficient and safe services.
  • We offer one of the widest ranges of techniques for paint stripping in the Melbourne region.
  • With over 10-years experience, our blasters are qualified experts in their field and can provide you with the best action plan for surface preparation and restoration.
  • Our services are cost-efficient – get in touch with us for a free quote.
  • We use high-quality blasting grit, powerful equipment to ensure effective and long-lasting surface finishes.
  • Our solutions and techniques are engineered to meet your specific requirements.
  • We only use eco-friendly grit that complies with the OHS.


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