Sandblasting and Painting – Defining the Processes

We love the enthusiasm of people when they’re talking about a new project and describing the type of parts they need us to fabricate. However, we can’t stress enough how vital is it to ensure that your newly fabricated components or pieces have the right finish applied to the material they’re made from.

It’s fair to say that there is a wide range of finishes to choose from in the metal industry but, in our opinion, there are certain finishes which far exceed others, and these are sandblasting and painting. While they sound simple enough, we thought we’d use this week’s blog to take a closer look at both processes and how they can benefit you. So, let’s dive in and take a look.

Sandblasting and painting – the ideal finish for your metal fabrication

When weighing up the options for your metal fabrication project you find yourself looking for certain traits. It’s only natural that you want your project to look aesthetically appealing but you also what the finish to be durable and to have staying power.

Sandblasting and painting is a process which can fulfil the aesthetic element of your project while helping to extend its lifetime too. So let’s begin with a quick definition of the two before detailing the specific benefits.


Sandblasting is an effective method of cleaning the surface of the metal. This is done using high powered machinery and a type of abrasive air blowing technique. This in effect blows always all traces of rust, grease, dust, and old coatings. The marks left by the abrasive nature of the procedure all helps the paint to adhere better to the surface of the metal.


At this stage, we can start applying primer, powder, and paint to your metal product. The procedure is practically the same whether we’re designing something small for interior use or something far larger for an outdoor project.

Benefits of sandblasting and painting

Well, now you know how these two processes work in tandem le’s take a look at the benefits.

  • Anti-corrosive – The main benefit of this marriage of sandblasting and painting is that it protects your material from corrosion.

  • Efficiency – Sandblasting and painting is a fast effective method of treating metal which meaning there are no delays in your project.

  • Resistant to chemicals – Finally, you can be sure your finished product is resistant to chemicals once it has been sandblasted and painted. This is extremely important if, for instance, your product is to be placed inside a factory or warehouse.

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