We offer Shot Blaster for cleaning and preparing surfaces for concrete, asphalt, tile, and steel. They are used for removing coatings, paint, and epoxy. Shot Blasters are also known as Sand Blaster, Sand Blasting Machine, Shot Blasting Machine, Grit Blasting, Sandblasting Equipment, and many more. We offer Shot Blasters is different sizes and power for different size jobs.
Shot Blasting is a process that removes old coatings from concrete or steel surfaces and prepares them for new coatings to be put down. Shot Blasting is one of the main types of Surface Preparation. Surface Preparation is the process of texturing a surface so that a coating or topping adheres properly.
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Enclosed Shot Blasting is a dust free process when used with a proper vacuum system. This helps remove old coatings and the prep the surface (Concrete or Steel) in one pass. You are able to achieve different surface profiles by different sizes of shot, as well as adjusting your speed.
Like most equipment, Shot Blasting has certain situations where it will work best. Shot Blasting is an extremely effective tool for removing old coatings & prepping the floor for new coatings. The main benefits of Shot Blasting are:
- High Production
- Very clean profiles
- Dust Free
- Gets into the “hills & valleys” unlike other equipment
- Easy to use
- Low Consumable Cost
Shot Blasting is capable of being effective in many Surface Preparation situations. One area that Shot Blasting may not be most effective is when there is an elastic or rubber-like coating that needs to be removed. In most cases, Shot Blasters are one of the best tools that a Surface Prep Contractor can use to achieve effective concrete and steel preparation.
The conversation around Shot Blasting and Grinding has been around for some time. Both are acceptable forms of Surface Preparation and coating removal. While Shot Blasting has some advantages over grinding, there are certain situations that may make sense over the other. Many coatings manufacturers spec Shot Blasting as the preferred method to prep the concrete or steel before applying.
The short answer to the question about Shot Blasting vs. Grinding is that it depends on the situation.
If you are removing coatings like epoxy paint and other hard toppings, Shot Blasting is probably the best option. If you are removing rubbery coatings or need a very light surface profile, a concrete grinder may be better.
For more detailed information on this topic, check out our blog: Enclosed Shot Blasting vs. Concrete Grinding
There are a number of companies that produce Shot Blasting machines. SPE has been manufacturing Shot Blasters since the 1970’s. In the beginning, SPE was a Surface Prep contracting company that needed better equipment then what was available. Out of this, SPE began to manufacture their own equipment to suit the needs of contractors like themselves.
SPE Shot Blasters are:
- Highly Productive
- High Quality (Fabricated in the UK)
- Very Easy to Use
- Delivers Aggressive Profiles when needed
These are just some of the reasons why SPE Shot Blasters are the choice for many world-class Surface Prep Contractors.