Blast Cleaning For Effective Cleaning Of Timber And Metal Hulls
Blast cleaning techniques can be used to clean timber and metal hulls. You can effectively strip paint and other coatings on wood hulls using blast cleaning methods and get them treated accordingly.
Blast cleaning or sand blasting when undertaken upon the timber hulls not only cleans the surface but gives it a uniform surface which can be easily repainted and varnished as per the requirements. Boat hulls can be stripped clean of paint and rust and also get effective treatment for osmosis issues.
In case you own a fiberglass hulls, blast cleaning is the key to tackling the osmosis issue. The blast cleaning procedure will be undertaken under controlled pressure along with correct grade of media to remove the gel coating at required levels for re painting or re treating the same. The advantage of sand blasting procedure is that it can be undertaken in select areas and the layer of coating to be removed can be to be treated accordingly. This becomes an extremely vital advantage as hull thickness is varies from one location to another.
Before you entrust the company to undertake the cleaning task of the hull, you could always ask for a sample cleaning task to be done within the small area for your reference. Most blast cleaning companies offer to cover and mask the property, protect the premises and even clear off the debris from the premises after the sand blasting job is done.
At the same time you need to ascertain the expertise and experience of the blast cleaning company and its operatives, its adherence to environmental policies as well. You do have to check out on the insurance provision of the blast cleaning company as well.
On the overall, Timber and metal hulls can be well cleaned and with blast cleaning techniques. Apart from being cost effective, the cleaning of special area of the hull is the main advantage of the blast cleaning technique. The other advantages include it does not cause further harm or damage to the surface and can be accomplished in short time. Moreover most of the blasting equipment is fitted on to a mobile and hence can effectively reach and clean hard to reach areas ensuring a thorough cleaning process of the selected property. Lastly, thorough research work conducted on various mobile blasting companies and choosing the most suitable one is crucial for a well accomplished task of cleaning and refurbishing your timber or metal hull as the case may be.
This process can be used for many types of applications, from cleaning to paint removal. Shipyards often use abrasive blasting equipment to clean the ship’s hull, or to remove paint in preparation for repainting. Blasting is also used to clean stone or brick walls, and to texturize or engrave words into stone. An abrasive blaster can remove graffiti from walls, strip paint from cars or clean mold and dirt from any number of surfaces. This type of equipment is also widely used to clean swimming pools.
One of the primary advantages to abrasive blasting is that it can effectively clean an object without damaging the surface. This process allows blasters to work on large surfaces in a relatively short amount of time. It also helps to clean a surface more thoroughly than most other techniques. By choosing the right abrasive blast equipment, workers can also access hard-to-reach areas that may not be accessible using other methods.
Our operatives are highly qualified and experienced in the techniques and materials used and have Confined space training, Hydraulic access platform training, as well as the appropriate CSCS cards
A full package of blasting services is offered on any contract-from masking and protecting in order to prepare the site, to blast cleaning using the appropriate method and sweeping and clearing the debris on completion. All our equipment is lorry mounted and we carry everything required to carry out the work.
Our environmental policy requires that all the media we use is chemically inert and conforms to ISO 11126 (non- metallic type). By using different grades of abrasive and varying the pressure, it is possible to offer a gentle cleaning process where appropriate, such as on old brickwork or timbers, as well as a powerful, high- pressure blast, which will crack off the most stubborn coatings. Dust generated from the process can be minimised by using low breakdown abrasives and inducting water as a wet blast method.
Stripping back hard wood hulls, top decks and pitch pine surfaces using blast cleaning methods is extremely successful. It gives a uniform surface, which is quickly ready for re-painting or varnishing etc.
Metal hulls and fittings can be cleaned of paint and rust, leaving a deep anchor etch for new coatings.
A sample blast can be arranged to ascertain the grade of abrasive and pressure that will be required in order to achieve the optimum results possible. Blastit offer a service that includes masking and protection as well as sweeping and clearing the resulting debris on completion. Each of these elements can be included in our price, or a cost for blast cleaning only can be given.
Blast cleaning as a method for treating osmosis problems in fibreglass hulls is effective and quick. By using controlled pressure and the correct grade of media, as much or as little of the gel coating will be removed, as required. The key that is created leaves the surface ready and prepared for re-coating. Either for osmosis treatment or just anti foul removal, blasting is always successful as it can be localised to different areas on the hull. The hull thickness invariably differs from one side to the other and even on the same side, the thickness of the gel coat can be extremely varied.
Blast cleaning or sandblasting involves the use of compressed air and an abrasive medium. Applications range from removing paint and other coatings from brickwork, timber, steel, concrete, glass, fibreglass, stone, etc., to creating a guaranteed etch suitable for tanking preparation. Its uses in refurbishment projects are many and varied and can be applied to commercial/industrial buildings, as well as individual properties. We can also clean boat hulls using these methods. Steel, fibreglass and timber hulls can be cleaned of paint and rust and treated for osmosis problems.