Shotblasting Surface Cleaning
At Parallel Lines, we have been providing companies with indoor health and safety markings for many years but, historically, the surface preparation was almost always carried out by sub-contractors. We now have our own team and equipment so the entire process can be carried out by us. This means cutting out the costs of hiring another company and also reduces the time frame for having works completed from start to finish.
As with many procedures, preparation is fundamental to achieving the best end result. If you already have health and safety markings that are looking a bit tired, it’s easy to ask a company to simply over-paint. However, in a busy warehouse, with heavy forklift traffic and the movement of stillages, pallets and forklift trucks, the new markings just wouldn’t last. This is because the durability of the new marking is only as good as the paint underneath. So, you would have to pay to have them re painted yet again within a very short space of time. It is far cheaper in the long run to prepare the surface properly in the first place before applying new markings.
How do we do it?
Very small abrasive steel ball bearings are fired under total visual control at your surface, gently etching away surface contaminants. Our experience allows choice of optimum media type shape size including grit and bead blasting.
- Shotblasting is quick; clean (dust-free); better finish; crisper looking lines; freedom to move the lines to where you want if you’ve realised the existing layout wasn’t the best use of the available space;
- If you’re vacating your existing workshop / warehouse, we can shotblast the surface clean, and paint it if required, ready for you to hand back to the landlord.
- Shotblasting is the perfect preparatory operation for achieving the best surface adhesion for your paint system.
“It’s all in the prep”
“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail” (Benjamin Franklin)