What is Abrasive Blasting?

Abrasive blasting refers to the process of forcibly propelling a stream of abrasive material against a surface, under high pressure. The purpose is to smooth out an initially rough surface, roughen a smooth surface, or to remove surface contaminants. Abrasive blasting and sandblasting are very similar except for the material that is being used. Sandblasting originally used silica sand, however as technology advanced and more research was conducted, it was determined that the health risks of silica sand were too high. Abrasive blasting uses a variety of materials to clean and remove rust, dirt, paint and corrosion. The process works by using compressed air from a high-pressure machine which is mixed with finely crushed abrasive materials to help smooth and clean a rough surface.

Benefits of Abrasive Blasting

Abrasive blasting is a great way to prep your surface for your next project. Our Omega team will work with you to determine the finish you require, as well as to decide on the technique we will use. The benefits of abrasive blasting include:

  • Preparing surfaces quickly
  • Very effective
  • Non-toxic
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Applicable to a wide variety of surfaces

Choosing an Abrasive Material

One of the most common questions we are asked is which abrasive material to choose for your surface. This answer is that it is wholly dependent on the surface’s location and material. Our team is on hand to help you choose the material that is right for your particular surface.

When considering different materials, we factor in variables such as cost and availability, as well as the volume, weight and consistency of the particles that will be used. The texture of the materials used in the high-pressure blaster will depend upon the hardness of the particles, as well as their size and their ability to break down easily. Leave it up to our knowledgeable and trained professionals to help you make the right choice for your project.

Abrasive blasting can be used in many applications. Everything from concrete to steel can be treated with abrasive blasting to achieve the desired finish. Omega has experience working with everything from machinery to roadways. We have the skills and equipment to properly and effectively treat a wide variety of surfaces.


Why You Should Choose Omega

Our company is highly rated for a reason, and that is because we have a commitment to quality and consistency. At Omega, we believe that each job should be tailored to provide you with the best possible service and results. We will work with you from the early stages of planning  through to the cleanup process in the final stages, to ensure that you are satisfied with your project. Whether you are working with us for commercial or industrial locations, we have years of industry experience to help you achieve the desired effect.

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