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A Brief Overview of Water Blasting for Surface Preparation



Water blasting is a process used in surface preparation to remove unwanted coatings, such as rust and paint. It can also be used to clean and degrease heavily contaminated surfaces. Water blasting uses water at high pressure, typically between 10,000 - 40,000 psi, which rapidly strips away any unwanted material from metal or concrete surfaces.

Surface preparation is an important step in any painting or coating job, as it helps to create a uniform surface that will properly bond with the new paint, coating, etc.. In water blasting, water at high pressure can effectively remove rust and other contaminants from surfaces quicker than traditional methods of sanding, scraping, and grinding. And, since this process takes place without the use of harsh chemicals or solvents, it's an efficient and eco-friendly surface preparation technique.

Water blasting is often used in industrial environments where rust and other contaminants can quickly accumulate on surfaces, such as shipyards, steel mills, water treatment plants, oil refineries, and chemical plants. In these settings, water blasting can be used to clean and prepare surfaces for painting, coating or sealing quickly and efficiently.

Overall, water blasting is an effective technique for quickly and efficiently removing unwanted coatings from metal and concrete surfaces. It provides a safe and eco-friendly alternative to traditional methods of surface preparation and can help to get the job done faster.


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