Sand Blasting

Preparing for Architectural Metal Finishing Application with Sand Blasting

Before we apply a architectural metal finishing product at Certified Enameling, Inc., we perform a number of different special preparatory steps on every project. This is to ensure that we provide our clients with the best possible results. Our company has a reputation for fast turnaround times, taking two to three days on jobs that require a full week or more for our competitors to accomplish, but we do so without making sacrifices to quality. We often use cleaning solvents as well as jitterbug and hand preparation, in addition to employing sand blasting to smooth, clean and prepare the metal surface.

About Sand Blasting

Sand blasting is a crucial step to take prior to applying a powder coating, a PVDF coating such as Kynar or Cenamelize, or a polyurethane coating. For one thing, sand blasting is an effective approach to removing dirt, dust, rust, corrosion, paint and graffiti on the item, as well as anything else that would interfere with the ability of the coating product to form a strong bond of adhesion with the surface.

It can also increase the longevity of the coating by removing foreign matter that could cause flacking, chipping or peeling. Note that it is necessary to remove grease or oil prior to sand blasting, since this cleaning procedure can actually drive oil and grease deeper into the surface. At the conclusion of the process, sand blasting leaves the metal in a condition that can be considered to be bare metal, ready to receive and bond with the new coat.

Although there are alternatives, sand blasting normally uses silica sand, which is cheap and abundantly available. The sand breaks up upon impact with the target object, leaving a fine dust that makes it necessary for the technician to wear protective gear to avoid health hazards. We have extensive experience with this cleaning and preparatory process and are ready to get started on your project with a minimum of delay. Request a quote and contact our office now to learn more about our services.

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Certified Enameling, Inc. - Architectural Metal Finishing
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