Wet Blasting offers superior cleaning power by combining water with abrasive media. The technique can provide fantastic savings, including reduced material usage. It also offers a huge 95% reduction in the amount of dust that is produced because of the moisture. With the technique containment of dusts is much easier and there is minimal need for collection or negative pressure usage.
A wide range of different media can be used in the technique but the selection is smaller than with some of the other techniques. This is because the grains must weigh more than the water so they can be fired effectively. Even with a smaller choice surfaces can be cleaned effectively and to a very high standard.
This method of cleaning is highly effective because it increases the number of impacts with the surface. Firstly the water strikes to initiate the process. The media then follows up to provide an even deeper clean. The end of the stream is the third impact and rounds out the clean.
At Mobile Sandblasting and Restoration we utilise this cleaning method effectively, using high quality equipment and carefully selected media to produce a quality clean. We tackle all kinds of project including graffiti removal, restoration, material reclamation and countless others. If you have any questions please contact us for information.
Several different types of media are suitable for wet blasting, including:
- Crushed Glass
- Aluminium Oxide
A wide array of surfaces can be wet blasted clean, including those that suffer with persistent stains. Sensitive ones can be cleaned with the confidence that the substrate will not be damaged in the process.
Some possibilities for its use are:
- Historic Monuments
- Building Exteriors