Sandblasting is an extremely fast and effective dry abrasive blasting method where pressurized air is used to blast sand (also called silica) against a surface to completely remove old paint, corrosion, decay, dirt, and biological and atmospheric contamination. Sandblasting can rapidly clean and restore a variety of surfaces including steel, concrete, metal, and brick. Often used to prepare surfaces for painting, sandblasting creates a rough surface profile that supports optimum paint adhesion and long-lasting results.
A versatile abrasive blasting method, sandblasting is used to restore steel beams, concrete pools, brick walls, precast concrete walls, parking lots, tanks and silos, and more. While the use of sand gave this blasting method its name, other abrasives are sometimes used in this process including glass beads, garnet, and walnut shells. Sandblasting is sometimes also called grit blasting, media blasting, or abrasive blasting.
McCahill Painting – Chicagoland’s established and trusted sandblasting resource
McCahill Painting has more than 40 years of experience and a long track record of successful sandblasting projects. We employ rigorous safety standards, extensive technician training and state-of-the-art equipment to meet client project goals while ensuring the safety of crew, nearby personnel and the work environment. We are absolutely meticulous about preparation and clean up. As a McCahill Painting client, you’ll find we are a true partner you can rely on to complete your sandblasting projects safely, on time and on budget, with minimal disruption and excellent, long-lasting results.
Industrial Sandblasting and Painting of Structural Steel
Industrial Sandblasting of a Chlorine Tank
Related abrasive blasting methods
McCahill Painting provides several abrasive blasting services in addition to sandblasting. Soda blasting is similar to sandblasting but uses baking soda as the blasting media and a slightly gentler force. Vapor blasting is a newer and more eco-friendly blasting method where water is used to significantly suppress dust, making this an excellent option in environments where it is important to create as little dust as possible.
McCahill Painting has a track record of success providing sandblasting and renovation services to industrial, commercial, and institutional clients in industries including:
- Industrial plants
- Power plants
- Chemical plants
- Oil refineries
- Pulp and paper plants
- Electric companies
- Water treatment facilities
- Silos/Storage tanks
- Food processing facilities
- Factories and manufacturing plants
- Places of worship including churches and temples
- Schools including K-12 schools, high schools, colleges, universities
- Heathcare facilities including hospitals, clinics, and inpatient centers
- Office buildings
- Shopping centers