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Best Commercial Sandblasting Company In Philadelphia

Sandblasting is a process in which sand or other abrasive material is propelled through the air at high velocity onto a surface under high pressure to cut, shape, or rub the surface—sandblasting works because sand, unlike liquid droplets of water, can maintain its kinetic energy while impacting hard surfaces. It creates an abrasive blast that falls off naturally with distance from the nozzle and wears away gradually as it erodes surfaces. The blasting action removes material by “sanding” without scratching or gouging while also cleaning surfaces to make them easier to paint. AW Painting is the best commercial sandblasting company in Philadelphia, making our services essential for your property.

What are the applications?

Sandblasting can be used to:

  • Remove paint from surfaces so that new paint can be applied
  • Clean and prep surfaces for adhesives and other types of bonding
  • Cutaway lettering or designs from signs or objects, leaving a smooth finish
  • Clean chemical spills off of surfaces without damaging them
  • De-anodize metal
  • Remove rust from metal
  • Remove surface contaminants that prevent proper bonding on surfaces like concrete, metal, and wood
  • Remove surface contaminants that prevent proper adhesion on surfaces like concrete, metal, wood, and more

How does sandblasting work?

Sandblasting works because sand, unlike liquid droplets of water, can maintain its kinetic energy while impacting hard surfaces. It creates an abrasive blast that falls off naturally with distance from the nozzle and wears away gradually as it erodes surfaces. The blasting action removes material by “sanding” without scratching or gouging while also cleaning surfaces to make them easier to paint. When using stainless steel fixtures, sandblasters can reduce their removal time by 50% because they cause minor damage to the substrate (i.e., walls) than high-pressure water.

What are the different types of sandblasting?

There are two main types of sandblasting: 

Microwave Blast: Microwave blast uses microwaves to create an abrasive blast effect on the surface by switching off and on a microwave oven. The primary benefit of this type of blasting is that it does not require high-pressure water or compressed air and can be cost-efficient in removing paint from flat surfaces. 

High-Pressure Water: (Top-down) While using high-pressure water to blast is more costly, it offers better removal rates because an abrasive blast falls off naturally with distance from the nozzle and leaves no erosive marks behind. The blast can be either pyrotechnic- or water-powered. Waterblast guns are mechanically similar to the spray guns used for painting and spraying concrete.

Contact AW Painting Today

AW Painting uses high-intensity air pressure to reduce paint stripping time by 50%. We are the most trusted commercial sandblasting company in Philadelphia, PA, and our team provides the broadest range of services to meet any of your requirements and specifications. We also offer 24/7 customer support whenever you need it. Give us a call today for more information about our services or to request an estimate.

WHAT OUR CLIENTS ARE SAYING

Chris W.

“AW painting is an extremely professional and reliable business. Their workers are dependable and very accommodating to our needs and requirements. Their office staff is second to none. They are constantly going above and beyond to do everything in their power to fill my painting needs. I am the Maintenance supervisor of a high rise apartment building, and have dealt with many different painting contractors, but AW has definitely earned the largest bulk of my business. I would recommend them to anyone looking for work to be done on their property.”

Clients We Proudly Serve in Philadelphia, Suburbs & Surrounding Areas

Reasons to choose us

Free Estimates

No matter how big or how small your project is, we will provide you with a competitive quote and still offer the best service in the area.

40 Years Experience

Our experience has made us an industry leader. We specialize in what we do which means we have the knowledge to get the job right the first time, every time.

Direct & Personal Attention

We work with homeowners and property managers alike and provide one-on-one communication so your project is completed on-time.

We Work With Insurances

If your property was damaged due to fire, flood or natural disaster our team works with insurance companies to restore your property to it’s original condition.

Fully Insured & Certified

We follow all regulations and certifications needed by city and state to give our customers peace of mind when working on your business.

Large Crews Available

For larger projects, we have multiple crews available to get the job done on time so you can back to running your business without the worries of downtime.