• May 30, 2024
  • 1010-1014 Branagan Dr., Tullytown, PA 19007

Frequently Ask Questions

Ameriblasts - Powder Coating & Sand Blasting

The best types of materials to sandblast on are those that can withstand the abrasive impact of the process without getting damaged. Some of the most suitable materials for sandblasting include:

  1. Metals: Metal surfaces like steel, aluminum, copper, and brass are ideal for sandblasting. It helps to remove rust, paint, or corrosion, preparing the surface for coatings or achieving a clean finish.

  2. Concrete: Sandblasting is effective for removing stains, coatings, and imperfections from concrete surfaces, making it a popular choice for concrete restoration projects.

  3. Wood: Sandblasting on wood can be used for cleaning and restoring old furniture, decks, and wooden structures. It helps to remove paint, stains, and weathered layers, bringing out the natural beauty of the wood.

  4. Glass: Sandblasting is commonly used on glass to create frosted or etched designs, providing an elegant and decorative finish.

  5. Stone: Sandblasting on stone is suitable for engraving, carving, or cleaning stone surfaces, making it useful for artistic and architectural applications.

  6. Brick: Sandblasting can be used on brick surfaces to remove paint, graffiti, or stains while maintaining the integrity of the brick.

  7. Automotive Parts: Sandblasting is often applied to automotive parts like car frames, wheels, and engine components for restoration and paint preparation.

Always consider the material's hardness, sensitivity, and structural integrity before sandblasting to ensure the process is suitable and will achieve the desired results without causing damage.

There are several compelling reasons to choose sandblasting for various applications:

  1. Efficient Surface Preparation: Sandblasting is highly effective in preparing surfaces by removing rust, paint, coatings, and contaminants. It creates a clean and smooth surface, ideal for applying new coatings, paints, or adhesives.

  2. Versatility: Sandblasting can be used on a wide range of materials, including metals, concrete, wood, glass, and more. It offers versatility in surface restoration, cleaning, and decorative applications.

  3. Environmental Friendliness: Sandblasting with environmentally friendly abrasives like crushed glass or walnut shells can be a greener option compared to chemical stripping methods.

  4. Precision and Control: Sandblasting allows for precise control over the blasting process, enabling operators to target specific areas and achieve the desired depth of surface removal.

  5. Restoration and Refurbishment: Sandblasting is an excellent choice for restoring old and worn-out surfaces, giving them a fresh look and prolonging their lifespan.

  6. Enhanced Coating Adhesion: By roughening the surface, sandblasting improves the adhesion of coatings, ensuring they bond securely and last longer.

  7. Safe and Non-Toxic: Sandblasting is a mechanical process, which means it doesn't involve harmful chemicals, making it safer for operators and the environment when proper safety measures are followed.

  8. Time-Saving: Sandblasting can significantly reduce the time required for surface preparation compared to manual methods like scraping or grinding.

  9. Consistent Results: Sandblasting provides consistent and uniform surface preparation, ensuring a high-quality finish across the entire surface.

  10. Cost-Effective: In many cases, sandblasting can be a cost-effective solution compared to alternative methods, especially when dealing with large complex surfaces or great quantities.

Sandblasting requires a precise step-by-step process to ensure a flawless end product. Ameriblasts has perfected this process throughout our 25+ years of combined experience. View our complete Sandblasting Process Here.

Hiring a professional for sandblasting is highly recommended for several important reasons:

  1. Expertise and Experience: Ameriblasts has extensive knowledge and experience in handling various materials, surfaces, and blasting techniques. We understand the appropriate pressures, abrasive types, and duration needed for different projects, ensuring optimal results without damaging the substrate.

  2. Safety Compliance: Improper sandblasting can create airborne particles and dust, which can pose health risks if not handled properly. Ameriblasts uses a state of the art dustless system to be fully eco-friendly while retaining the affordability and durability of standard sandblasting & powdercoating.

  3. Quality Results: Ameriblasts has access to high-quality equipment and materials, resulting in superior and consistent finishes. We can achieve a level of precision and quality that may not be attainable with DIY or inexperienced efforts.

  4. Surface Assessment: Ameriblasts will assess the condition of the surface before beginning the process. We can identify any potential issues, such as weak spots, structural damage, or hidden contaminants that could affect the sandblasting process.

  5. Efficient Project Completion: Ameriblast is  equipped with the right tools and techniques to complete the sandblasting project efficiently. This saves time and ensures that the job is done within the agreed-upon schedule.

  6. Proper Surface Preparation: Sandblasting requires proper surface preparation to ensure the best adhesion for subsequent coatings or finishes. Professionals can prepare the surface correctly, resulting in longer-lasting and more durable results.

  7. Risk Avoidance: Without proper training, attempting sandblasting on your own can lead to costly mistakes and damage to the substrate. Hiring us reduces the risk of accidents and potential damage to valuable surfaces.

  8. Insurance Coverage: Reputable sandblasting professionals like Ameriblasts often carry insurance coverage, protecting you and your property in case of any unexpected accidents or damages during the process.

  9. Cost-Effectiveness: While hiring a professional may involve an initial cost, it can save you money in the long run by avoiding costly rework or repairs that may arise from DIY attempts.

  10. Tailored Solutions: Ameriblasts can provide tailored solutions based on your specific project requirements, ensuring the best outcome for your unique needs.

Overall, hiring a professional sandblaster offers peace of mind, efficiency, and high-quality results, making it a worthwhile investment for various sandblasting projects.

If you think you have an unusual request, please call and ask or fill out our form on our contact us page. Our blasters and coaters are highly experiences and can usually handle any size project with ease.

We understand that our clients have a deadline they need to meet. With a fully operational in-house and mobile cleaning operation, we have no trouble meeting deadlines and providing the high-quality results you expect.

Besides our in-house sandblasting services, Ameriblasts serves the tri-state area with on-location brick/stone/stucco restoration, metal surface restoration and etching services. We are OSHA Certified, fully insured and hire only certified blasters and coaters. For more information on our sandblasting services, see Our Process, which we’ve perfected over our 25+ years of experience.