Using highly pressurised air, shot blast cleaning is the most effective method for removing paint and other coatings from a whole range of substrates such as timber, steel, brickwork, iron, wood, glass, concrete, stone, fibreglass etc. Formerly known as Sand Blasting, the practice involves propelling abrasive media onto a surface which cuts away at the substance to reveal a clean base. Commonly used to remove oxides from metal surfaces, shot blast cleaning can rid steel of surface rust ready for repairs or providing a profile on steel before applying coatings. This not only cleans the area but the profile promotes better adhesion for protective coatings such as paint.
Our Blast Cleaning services include:
- Sand Blasting
- Shot Blasting
- Grit Blasting
- Soda Blasting
- Wet Blasting
- Dust-free Captive Blasting
Intercity Contractors have been shot blasting in London and nationwide for over 20 years. We are experts in mobile shot blasting and arrive on-site with all of our own equipment to make the job as hassle-free for the customer and it is for ourselves. Our Low Emission Zone diesel engine air compressors are easily transportable and we have all of the necessary air hoses to make sure our operatives can work inside buildings and above ground level.
Sand Blasting in London today is actually what is known as Shot Blasting. The actual practice of Sand Blasting in London stopped in 1999 when common sand was banned as an abrasive media due to the risks involved with the fine silica dust associated with the sand. Today we use more refined materials such as Glass Beads and Steel Grit to eliminate the risk of silicosis – a potentially fatal lung disease.
We employ a highly skilled team who are fully trained in using a variety of media to blast clean surfaces and objects. Different surfaces require different shot blasting media for the most effective and best results. Before commencing work on any project, our operatives will ensure that we understand your exact requirements in order to select the best media for the job. With over 25 years’ experience in the industry, you can trust Intercity Contractors with all of your shot blasting needs.
As a nationwide company based out of Central London, we cover all boroughs of London as well as surrounding areas such as Surrey, Kent, Essex and Hertfordshire. Contact us for a free quotation today.
Intercity Contractors Ltd
78 York Street
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