Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Wet Abrasive Blasting Used for Line Marking Removal

Wet abrasive blasting using the Quill Falcon Kwikblast® System removes all types of road and pavement markings, both from the surface and from any cavities or depressions.

This is done without producing fumes, smoke or excessive dust, and results in a road surface that is profiled to your specifications but remains unscorched and unscarred. This is because the +Quill Falcon Australia Kwikblast® System is a precision dustless blasting system which combines the simplicity of conventional grit blasting with the effectiveness of ultra high pressure (uhP) jetting but without the associated hazards and complications.

Wet abrasive blasting also cleans mould, grease, oil and other slippery deposits from roads, paths, walkways, car parks and driveways.
Wet abrasive blasting is highly effective at removing line markings

How abrasive blasting works

During the abrasive blasting process, abrasive material is propelled by at high pressure onto the road or footpath surface and this strips away unwanted substances but leaves the original surface clean and contaminant free. The media used during abrasive blasting is reclaimed and there is very little dust produced during the process.

Abrasive blasting also cleans mould, grease, oil and other slippery deposits from roads, paths, walkways, car parks and driveways. Concrete aggregate can be exposed by abrasive blasting to create non-slip surfaces, perfect for use in public spaces such as shopping centres, schools, industrial parks, and commercial premises. Non-slip surfaces can be created by abrasive blasting in a variety of materials and surfaces, including concrete, tiles and pavers.

The Quill Falcon Kwikblast® System quickly and effectively removes all types of markings from road and pavement surfaces, including:

  • permanent and temporary thermoplastic paint
  • temporary road marking tape
  • surface dressing emulsion
  • resin-based paints
  • anti-skid surfacing
Applications for wet abrasive blasting:

  • road markings
  • airport runways
  • car parks
  • pavements and footpaths
  • walkways
Surfaces where wet abrasive blasting can be used:

  • bitumen
  • asphalt
  • concrete
  • brick
  • metal
  • steel
  • timber
  • PVC
Surfaces are not gouged or dished when markings are removed using abrasive blasting, nor is aggregate blasted away, and so this means that surfaces do not need resurfacing or additional maintenance when markings have been removed.



Why Line Marking Removal is Important

Removing road markings effectively is important because confusion and dangerous situations for drivers and pedestrians can be created if old markings still remain visible. This is especially the case in wet weather when road surfaces are wet, or when drivers are travelling in bright conditions facing the sun.

Rubber deposits are also effectively removed from road surfaces, pavements and driveways using abrasive blasting.

This can be extremely important in an airport environment, where a clean and profiled surface allows for maximum braking, as well as enhancing the brightness and appearance of markings. Removing rubber deposits and burn out marks also improves the appearance of roads, curbs and car parks.

Abrasive blasting is safe, environmentally-friendly and cost effective, and Australian Enviroblast is licensed by the Environmental Protection Agency. We adhere to its high standards of environmental safety with regards to air quality, noise, water quality and waste management. Using the Quill Falcon Precision Dustless Kwikblast® System does not cause environmental damage nor consume excessive natural resources, as little water is used and  there is little dust and waste produced.

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Friday, 28 November 2014

How Wet Abrasive Blasting Works

Wet Abrasive Blasting v Conventional Blasting Methods

Wet abrasive blasting is the method whereby abrasive blasting material is propelled onto a surface by water at high pressure. It’s used in many different applications to blast away unwanted coatings, corrosion and residue from a wide variety of surfaces, structures and materials in preparation for repainting and re-coating.

Wet abrasive blasting has been shown to be more effective and efficient, safer, and more environmentally friendly than conventional dry abrasive blasting methods (usually called dry blasting, sandblasting, grit blasting, media blasting or slurry blasting).


Wet abrasive blasting is fast and versatile

Wet abrasive blasting is a highly versatile process that can be used for a wide variety of purposes, including removing rust and corrosion, stripping away old coatings and paint layers, and profiling surfaces in preparation for re-coating.

A wide variety of surfaces can be effectively profiled using wet abrasive blasting, including steel, aluminium, brass, bronze, copper, brick. stone, cement and concrete, wood, fibreglass and bitumen.

The process can be used on large-scale industrial sites, mining equipment and facilities, agricultural and industrial machinery, boats and ships of all sizes, and for line marking and graffiti removal. Wet abrasive blasting can also be used on small-scale and domestic projects as well.

Wet abrasive blasting is a very fast process, producing contaminant free profiled surfaces quickly and efficiently. Blasting speeds of up to 18m2 per hour can be achieved and so vital machinery or equipment is not out of action, nor boats held up in dry dock, any longer than they need to be.

Its portability and ability to be used on any type of site in almost any sort of location (including onboard ships) makes wet abrasive blasting the most versatile blasting method available.

Soda blasting for fishing boats and ships
Wet abrasive blasting means fishing boats are in dry dock for less time

Less blast material is used

Wet abrasive blasting uses only around half the media of conventional dry sandblasting or grit blasting (most often garnet or staurolite). As well as being more economical, this also means that disposal costs are significantly reduced.

The amount of water that is used in wet abrasive blasting is approximately 0.5 litres per minute, and therefore over the course of a day’s blasting, only between 200-250 litres of water would be expected to be used.

Less dust is produced

A significant advantage of wet abrasive blasting over more conventional methods of dry media blasting or slurry blasting is that very little dust is produced. This means that other work can continue around the abrasive blasting process, and other trades in the immediate vicinity are not prevented from working.

The media used in wet abrasive blasting is also confined, usually falling within only a 3-5 metre radius. This is in contrast to conventional dry slurry blasting or sandblasting, where the media can sometimes fall as far as 20 metres away.

Wet abrasive blasting produces less shit than sandblasting
Wet abrasive blasting produces little dust and so other trades can continue

Surfaces are profiled more effectively

Wet abrasive blasting is highly effective in the removal of coatings, corrosion, rust and other residues from all types of surfaces, and in so doing creates a superior surface profile that enables newly applied coatings and paint to adhere better and for longer.

When used in the shipping industry, for example, wet abrasive blasting removes salts and chlorides from a boat’s surfaces and hull in such a way that anti-fouling paints and marine industrial coatings adhere more effectively to the surface and remain in place much longer.

A more efficient method of abrasive blasting

Wet abrasive blasting combines the simplicity of conventional grit blasting or sandblasting with the effectiveness of of ultra high pressure (uhP) jetting without the associated hazards and complications.

Surface tension coats the blast media that is used in the process in a water jacket. This increases the speed and the mass of the media, which in turn increases its impact on the surface being blasted. The water also serves to lubricate the hose and nozzle, thus reducing wear and tear.

When the blast media hits the surface, the water jacket continues to move while retaining the media within it, preventing the grit from bouncing. The water jacket snaps round the blast media into the crack under the blast surface and hydrostatically blasts a larger amount of surface coating away than is the case when conventional dry abrasive blasting is used.

This produces a profiled surface and feathered edges, with less gingering than is the case with dry blasting, while consuming a minimal amount of blast media and water.

A safer method of abrasive blasting

Wet abrasive blasting can be used safely to remove bad coatings, coal tar epoxy paint and lead-based paints, as it does not set off airborne particles in the way that dry blasting or sandblasting would. Also, used media falls within a 3-5 metre radius of the blasting site and so can be easily encapsulated.

In addition, wet abrasive blasting produces up to 21 decibels less noise than conventional blasting methods, making for a more pleasant working environment on site and in surrounding areas. 

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Australian Enviroblast | Adelaide Abrasive Blasting | Noble Pearl Case Study

Marine Abrasive Blasting Case Study


The Noble Pearl, a 25.61m fishing boat, is one of fifteen vessels owned and operated by Raptis. It was up for its two-year survey, which involved wet abrasive blasting and re-coating both above and below the water line.

The first step was to give the entire boat a pressure wash and to clean it up below the water line. We then undertook spot abrasive blasting in places, which involves feathering over a particular spot to clean out the rust. This was followed by sweep blasting, where we wave over the entire surface.

Following abrasive blasting, we then applied new coatings to the boat. The first layer was high-build epoxy everywhere both above and below the water line. We then applied a polyurethane top coat above the water line, while below the water line received a tie coat. This was then followed by two coats of anti-foul paint. In this process, we use two-pack industrial marine coatings. We then completed the job by painting in the draft and plimsoll marks.

Overall, the job took us about 12 days to complete, with 3 - 4 workers on site at any one time. All of the workforce at AEB are blaster-painters who have their EWP and confined spaces tickets.




Wet abrasive blasting is so effective on this type of job, and is preferred over conventional dry sandblasting or grit blasting, because very little dust is produced, and so other trades in the immediate vicinity are not prevented from working. With wet abrasive blasting, all the media falls within a 3 - 5m radius; with conventional dry slurry blasting or media blasting, the media can sometimes fall as far as 20m away.

In addition, wet abrasive blasting uses half the media of conventional dry sandblasting. It also removes salts and chlorides from a ships’s surface and hull more effectively, which means that anti-fouling paints and marine industrial coatings adhere to the surface better and so last longer.

Water in the job was used at the rate of 0.5 litres per minute, so in a day’s blasting we would expect to use between 200 - 500 litres.

The process for cleaning a boat like the Noble Pearl is also different when you utilise wet abrasive blasting as opposed to dry grit blasting.

Dry blasting would involve washing the boat with water, dry blasting, and then washing again. With wet abrasive blasting, the ship is blasted first, followed by a pressure wash, then marine industrial coatings are applied.

This means that the surface is cleaner, with salts and chloride having been removed more effectively. This also means that coatings and anti-foul paint adhere better and so do a more effective job for longer.

To find out more about our Adelaide wet abrasive blasting services, please visit www.australianenviroblast.com.au

This article first appeared at: http://www.australianenviroblast.com.au/applications/case-study-shipping.html

Australian Enviroblast | Adelaide Abrasive Blasting | Jadran Case Study

Abrasive Blasting for Shipping


Jadran is a 22m prawn trawler out of Port Adelaide and Wallaroo that was up for its two-year survey.

This video records our wet abrasive blasting, using the Quill Falcon Kiwkblast Precision Dustless Blasting System, repainting with anti-foul paint and the application of marine industrial coating above and below the water line. The video and photos includes shots from before, during and after.

Learn more about our marine wet abrasive blasting services: www.australianenviroblast.com.au/applications/case-study-shipping.html






Saturday, 23 August 2014

Abrasive Blasting for Mining Equipment and Machinery

Dustless blasting with the Quill Falcon Kwikblast® Dustless Blasting System is highly effective at stripping old layers of paint and coatings, and any other type of imperfection, from all types of surfaces, including steel, concrete and brick.

Abrasive blasting in the Australian mining industry
Learn more about Adelaide abrasive blasting services at www.australianenviroblast.com.au
Abrasive blasting ensures that corrosion and other imperfections are blasted away from the surface, profiling it so that new layers of paint and industrial coating can be applied onto a thoroughly clear and even surface, ensuring better adhesion and therefore a longer, more effective lifespan.

Our dustless abrasive blasting is ideal for use in a wide variety of applications on mining sites. It can be used to clean and preserve a large range of machinery, equipment and structures, including:
mining machinery, both large and small
  • earthmoving equipment, such as excavators, dozers and wheel loaders 
  • mining transport, such as dump trucks and trailers 
  • plant and equipment 
  • flare towers and tanks 
  • buildings and bridges 
  • pipelines 
  • storage tanks 
  • process tanks 
  • any type of steel, brick or concrete surface

Learn more about the uses for abrasive blasting in the Australian mining industry at www.australianenviroblast.com.au or email us at info@australianenviroblast.com.au

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Friday, 15 August 2014

Abrasive Blasting in the Australian Mining Industry

Abrasive blasting using the Quill Falcon Kwikblast® Dustless Blasting System is the ideal process for prolonging the life and performance of a wide range of mining equipment, machinery and structures. It reduces the effects of corrosion and other forms of abrasion, caused by operating in extreme heat conditions, excessive wear and tear, and exposure to chemicals and other corrosive materials. Abrasive blasting enables affected surfaces to be effectively and efficiently stripped back to a corrosion free base that can then be primed and protectively coated.

Abrasive blasting is the ideal preparation for repainting and re-coating all types of mining machines and apparatus
Learn more at www.australianenviroblast.com.au

The Quill Falcon Kwikblast® Dustless Blasting System is the ideal preparation for repainting and re-coating all types of mining machines and apparatus, as abrasive blasting also effectively strips away old layers of paint and contaminants so that new paint and coatings can adhere effectively to the newly-profiled surface.

We combine our wet abrasive blasting services with industrial coating application which means that mining equipment is protected in harsh conditions and can continue to function effectively and efficiently, reducing downtime as well as the need for costly repairs and replacement.

At +Australian Enviroblast (AEB), we are able to offer onsite abrasive blasting and industrial coating services that include full encapsulation and waste disposal so that other work onsite is able to continue, while our accreditation by the EPA also means that we are able to operate in environmentally-sensitive areas.

We are able to tackle jobs of all sizes, from delicate or intricate machinery, to large storage tanks, to earthmoving and mining equipment, and our experience and expertise means that we can guarantee completing all work to your satisfaction and specifications.

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Friday, 25 July 2014

Removing Graffiti From Adelaide Icons

Abrasive Blasting to Remove Graffiti


Graffiti removal using the Quill Falcon Kwikblast® Dustless Blasting System means that paints and other contaminants are completely removed from the surface of brickwork, stone, metal and other materials without leaving a shadow, and the vandalised area is returned to pristine condition without any damage to the underlying surface.

At Australian Enviroblast, we specialise in the removal of graffiti from Adelaide buses, trains and trams
Visit us at www.australianenviroblast.com.au to learn more about our graffiti removal services

Wet abrasive blasting is versatile


The Quill Falcon Kwikblast® Dustless Blasting System is a versatile, adaptable and flexible method of abrasive blasting that can be used on a wide variety of surfaces, of varying degrees of robustness, and therefore whatever the structure or material that you need graffiti removed from, our abrasive blasting services can be adapted to fit your needs.

Suitable for heritage properties


For instance, at Australian Enviroblast, we specialise in the restoration of heritage properties and so are equipped and experienced to be able to remove graffiti from soft stone and the most delicate buildings and structures. However, our work is also in demand in the marine sector, where more robust abrasive blasting is needed to clean rust and other corrosion from ships, boats and yachts.

Graffiti removal from public transport


Public transport is particularly vulnerable to graffiti attacks, and trains in Adelaide are frequently vandalised in this way, as are buses and trams—even our beloved and historic H-Trams. At Australian Enviroblast, our abrasive blasting services are suitable for all types of steel, metal and aluminium surfaces are so provide an ideal solution to dealing with graffiti vandalism in all areas of the public transport system.

Building and construction sites


Building and construction sites in Adelaide, including the temporary fencing around them, make an attractive target for graffiti vandals. A partially-constructed building that has been graffitied doesn’t present an attractive image to the public, and if it is not attended to immediately, can attract others to attempt the same.

Also, machinery and vehicles, because they are left unattended at night on these sites, can also be attacked. Our abrasive blasting services can quickly and effectively remove graffiti in any or all of these instances and restore your site to proper working order.

The Quill Falcon Kwikblast® Dustless Blasting System


Abrasive blasting using the Quill Falcon Kwikblast® Dustless Blasting System is an environmentally-friendly solution to graffiti removal that uses far less water than other forms of abrasive blasting and reclaims all the media used during the process. In addition, no dust is produced and so no encapsulation is required, meaning that other work can be carried out at the same time.

Wet abrasive blasting is environmentally friendly


Australian Enviroblast is licensed by the Environmental Protection Agency and adheres to its high standards of environmental safety with regards to air quality, noise, water quality and waste management. In addition, our operators are experienced in working at heights and in other types of hazardous situations.

Get in touch to learn more


Please visit us at www.australianenviroblast.com.au or email us info@australianenviroblast.com.au and we will be happy to help you with all your graffiti removal needs.


Copywriting by +MarkAngus

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Adelaide Graffiti Removal

Graffiti Can Be An Eyesore


Unwanted graffiti on business premises and public buildings is undoubtedly an eyesore, and can significantly harm the image of an institution or organisation. In Adelaide, it is a particular problem, and many businesses, homes and public facilities have suffered the effects of being ‘tagged’.

In particular, spaces that are in the public domain—such as train stations, bus stops, schools, playgrounds, sports facilities and parks—are especially vulnerable to being attacked by graffiti vandals. The overall appeal and usefulness of such spaces is diminished when defaced, and so the removal of graffiti is a vital service in maintaining the viability and usability of shared public places.

Furthermore, graffiti on road and traffic signs can also be both a hindrance and a danger, obscuring important information and causing confusion for motorists.

Graffiti Begets Graffiti


Removing graffiti quickly and effectively is crucial because doing so acts as a deterrent to other graffiti vandals. As can be seen throughout Adelaide, graffiti rarely occurs as a one-off; rather, once one vandal has made their mark on a building, and that graffiti isn’t promptly and effectively removed, others are encouraged likewise to deface the same area, on the basis that their work will remain untouched.

Therefore, the quick, efficient and effective removal of graffiti is vital, not only to remove vandals’ work, but just as importantly to discourage others from joining in.

Wet brasive blasting for graffiti removal in Adelaide
Find out more about our wet abrasive blasting for graffiti removal, please click here

The Damage Caused by Graffiti


The paints, texta pens, felt-tip pens and other materials used by graffiti vandals can, if unattended to, cause log-lasting and destructive damage to buildings and other structures. This is because heritage stones (such as sandstone, bluestone and limestone), brickwork, masonry and rendering absorb paint, and it can therefore penetrate deep into the structure.

Ultimately, this can compromise the integrity of the stone or brick, leading to crumbling and erosion, and this can in turn lead to increased incidents of rising damp and salt deposits.

Therefore, getting graffiti removed quickly and efficiently is not important just for the public face of a building; it is also vital to ensuring its longevity and structural soundness.

Abrasive Blasting Effectively Removes Graffiti


With a fleet of mobile equipment, +Australian Enviroblast is able to carry out wet abrasive blasting graffiti removal in a variety of locations and on all kinds of structures and surfaces. We use the the Quill Falcon Precision Dustless Kwikblast® System, which is extremely safe and requires no encapsulation, meaning that other work can be carried out at the same time, saving both time and money.

To learn more about our graffiti removal services, please visit our website or email us with your questions.

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Monday, 14 July 2014

Adelaide's Graffiti Problem

The damage caused to public and private buildings, transport facilities and recreational facilities in South Australia by graffiti, and the costs associated with its removal, are enormous.

Adelaide graffiti removal costs South Australia money


Estimated to be around around $12 million annually, the cost of graffiti removal to TransAdelaide alone is around $350,000 each year. However, intrusive and destructive graffiti is not a problem that is unique to Adelaide; the Australian Institute of Criminology estimates the bill for graffiti removal and reparation to be in the region of $300 million nationally each year.

Most Adelaide homeowners want graffiti removed from their neighbourhoods


The latest comprehensive survey of Adelaide residents and their feelings about unwanted graffiti in public places, conducted in January 2013, found that over 83% of Adelaide residents considered graffiti to be a minor (48.8%) or big (34.3%) problem in their council area.

The council areas where the highest proportion of residents considered graffiti a problem was in Onkaparinga (18.7% of respondents), followed by Salisbury (13.6%), Marion (10.4%) and Port Adelaide Enfield (9.1%).

South Australian Attorney-General John Rau has explained that the cost of removing graffiti is a huge burden on councils and businesses. "Council rates in every local government area in South Australia are being inflated to the tune of hundreds of thousands of dollars to clean up the mess."

At Australian Enviroblast, we specialise in the restoration of heritage properties and so are equipped and experienced to be able to remove graffiti from soft stone and the most delicate buildings and structures.
Please click here to read more about wet abrasive blasting for graffiti removal


Reporting a graffiti problem


In response, Adelaide City Council has established a 24-hour graffiti hotline for reporting graffiti within the City of Adelaide, North Adelaide and the Park Lands: 8203 7100. In addition, there is also a smartphone app that can be used to report instances of graffiti.

The South Australian state government has also instated a $500 reward for people who report graffiti vandals.

Adelaide Graffiti Removal Specialists


At +Australian Enviroblast we are graffiti removal experts. Our Adelaide abrasive blasting operators can quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively remove graffiti from a wide variety of surfaces and structures, including:
brick 
concrete
sandstone
limestone
bluestone
marble
terrazzo
masonry
rendered surfaces
metal
steel
stainless steel
aluminium
colourbond
galvanised iron
bitumen
timber
fibreglass

houses
apartment blocks
townhouses
retail premises
business premises
schools
playgrounds
parks
sporting facilities
bridges
roads
road signs
driveways
fences
trains
buses
building and construction sites
scaffolding
temporary fencing


Visit our website or email us to find out more about how abrasive blasting can help you to remove unwanted graffiti.

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Saturday, 14 June 2014

Adelaide Statue and Memorial Restorations

Adelaide is blessed with a fine array of stone public statuary in the city centre and throughout its suburbs.

Statues are affected by air pollution

However, public art, statues and memorials, when located outside, are subject to the elements, and often become stained and discoloured as a result of traffic fumes, air pollution and being exposed to the wind and the rain.

As a result, they can often be covered with a layer of grime, mould and a build up of dirt which detracts from their appearance and significance.

Abrasive blasting restores statues and works of art

Abrasive blasting using the Quill Falcon Kwikblast® Dustless Blasting System allows these public works to be restored to their former glory without damaging the fine detail and contours or detracting from the artist’s original vision. Intricate surface designs can be cleaned without any damage, as there are no chemicals used and the process is a gentle one. Likewise, public memorials can be fully appreciated if they are clean and all writing and inscriptions is clearly visible.

In addition, abrasive blasting is gentle enough to be used on other artistic media, such as wood, copper and steel, and so is suitable for the cleaning of contemporary works of art installed in public spaces as well.

To learn more about Adelaide abrasive blasting, please visit our website or feel free to email us with an enquiry.

Adelaide abrasive blasting is gentle enough to be used on other artistic media, such as wood, copper and steel

Adelaide is blessed with a fine array of stone public statuary and memorials

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Thursday, 12 June 2014

Adelaide Heritage Restorations

In Adelaide, many of our finest heritage buildings and residences are located within high-density areas, and therefore they are particularly prone to suffering from traffic and environmental pollution and degradation. Sandstone and bluestone, historically the stones used in the majority of Adelaide buildings, can become severely discoloured and this leads not only to a deterioration in appearance but also to the overall integrity of the stone as result of decay.

Grime and build up removed quickly from heritage buildings


However, abrasive blasting using the Quill Falcon Kwikblast® Dustless Blasting System means that years of soot, grime and fumes build up can be removed quickly but without causing any damage to the surface. More gentle than sand blasting and other types of cleaning, abrasive blasting is ideal for use on softer stones like sandstone, bluestone limestone and masonry.

Environmentally-friendly abrasive blasting


The Quill Falcon Kwikblast® Dustless Blasting System is economical, environmentally-friendly and non-toxic. No chemicals are used and therefore there is no negative environmental impact. Little dust is produced and so our abrasive blasting services can be employed in heritage or residential areas without the need for encapsulation or causing undue disruption.

Suitable for sandstone and bluestone


Heritage restorations of sandstone or bluestone buildings, houses and cottages naturally requires additional care and sensitivity and abrasive blasting using the Quill Falcon Dustless Blast System is the ideal solution.

To read more about +Australian Enviroblast abrasive blasting services in heritage restorations, please visit our website.

Sandstone and bluestone can be cleaned with abrasive blasting
To read more about heritage restorations, please click here

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Monday, 9 June 2014

Abrasive Blasting for Walkways, Driveways and Swimming Pools

Walkways, tiles and car parks


Abrasive blasting is an effective means of cleaning mould, grease, oil and other slippery deposits from paths, walkways, car parks and driveways around the home and in commercial environments.

In addition, concrete aggregate can be exposed by abrasive blasting to create non-slip surfaces and is perfect for use around the home, and in public spaces such as shopping centres, schools, industrial parks, and commercial premises.

Non-slip surfaces can be created by abrasive blasting in a variety of materials and surfaces, including concrete, tiles and pavers.


Swimming Pools


Abrasive blasting is effective both in cleaning pool surrounds and creating non-slip pathways, bus also for cleaning pool interiors, or stripping and restoring them in preparation for re-surfacing or re-tiling.

Abrasive blasting is an essential tool in a wide variety of building renovation applications. It offers a versatile, efficient, thorough but gentle cleaning process that makes it ideal in all kinds of renovation and restoration tasks. To find out more, please feel free to visit our website or email us.

Adelaide abrasive blasting for swimming pools
Abrasive blasting is effective preparation for swimming pool retiling or re-coating

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Thursday, 5 June 2014

Adelaide Abrasive Blasting Services in Home Renovations and Restorations

Using Abrasive Blasting in Home Renovations and Restorations


Abrasive blasting, using the Quill Falcon Kwikblast® Dustless Blasting System, is an environmentally-friendly cleaning system that is able to remove all kinds of paint layers, coatings and corrosion from a wide variety of surfaces. It is versatile and efficient, and this makes it ideal for all kinds of renovations, both of contemporary and heritage properties.

At +Australian Enviroblast we use abrasive blasting to restore properties after fire and flood damage, to remove paint from walls, to clean stained concrete, and to remove graffiti.

Fire and Flood Repair


Properties that have been damaged by fire and flood can also benefit from abrasive blasting as part of their remediation. Less labour-intensive and without involving any chemicals, damaged interiors and exteriors can be restored to a state where restoration and renovation can take place.

Abrasive blasting can remove soot, mould, odours and stains, and profiles surfaces so that they are ready for repainting, plastering or rendering.

Rust and corrosion


The Australian Enviroblast wet abrasive blasting system removes rust and corrosion from all metal surfaces and structural steel.

Around the home, abrasive blasting is highly effective at removing corrosion from your patio or verandah, intricate lattice work, garden trellises, gates and fences, garden sheds and exposed pipes.

The Quill Falcon Kwikblast® Dustless Blasting System is also suitable for use on a much larger scale. Wet abrasive blasting can be used to clean and restore warehouses, factories and retail premises, agricultural and industrial machinery, as well as trailers and horse floats.

Timber Decks and fences


Although it is powerful and fast-working, wet abrasive blasting is also extremely gentle and so can be used on soft surfaces and delicate materials. This includes wood and timber, meaning that stains, mould, paint and graffiti can be removed from all kinds of wooden structures and surfaces, including decking, outdoor furniture, stairs and fences.

Abrasive blasting is suitable for cleaning and restoring wooden structures and surfaces in domestic, commercial and marine environments.

Graffiti Removal


Graffiti can be an eyesore when it’s in an unwelcome or inappropriate place—even if it has artistic merit! It is particularly disfiguring when it’s found on commercial and retail premises, or on public buildings, and can detract significantly from a property’s value.

Our abrasive blasting services are especially effective at removing graffiti from all types of surfaces, including brick, concrete, bitumen, metal, steel timber and PVC . The process, however, is gentle and leaves the original surface intact and smooth, ready for repainting or re-coating.

Graffiti removal using wet abrasive blasting can be undertaken in any location and is particularly suited to use in public spaces, because the process produces little dust or residue, and so there is minimal disruption to the surrounding area and no environmental damage. Furthermore, our equipment is completely mobile and flexible, which means we can reach and clean away graffiti in the most out-of-the-way places.

To find out more about Adelaide abrasive blasting, please visit our website or email us.

The Quill Falcon Kwikblast Dustless Blasting System is ideal for restoration and renovation projects
We offer a wide range of Adelaide abrasive blasting services for use in home renovation

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Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Abrasive Blasting in Adelaide Building Restorations

Abrasive blasting is an essential tool in a wide variety of building renovation applications. It offers a versatile, efficient, thorough but gentle cleaning process that makes it ideal in all kinds of renovation and restoration tasks.

Whether stripping paint from interior and exterior walls, cleaning oil-stained driveways and car parks, removing graffiti, repairing flood or fire damage, undertaking a sensitive Adelaide heritage restoration or renovating memorials or public art works, our abrasive blasting services are the ideal cleaning and preparation solution.

At Australian Enviroblast, we use the Quill Falcon Kwikblast® Dustless Blasting System, an environmentally friendly cleaning system noted for its power, efficiency and ability to remove a wide range of coatings, corrosion and residues from all types of structures, locations and equipment, leaving surfaces completely clean and contaminant free.

Building Restoration


Abrasive blasting can be used for a variety of purposes in the restoration and renovation of all types of buildings and structures, including domestic and commercial premises as well as all types of industrial and manufacturing spaces.

Paint Removal


Using the Quill Falcon Kwikblast® Dustless Blasting System, our abrasive blasting services are especially effective at removing paint from all types of surfaces, including: brick, concrete, timber, ceramic tiles, sandstone, bluestone and limestone.

This means that paint, residue and other coatings can be quickly and efficiently stripped from walls and floors in all kinds of building: domestic, commercial, retail and industrial.

Abrasive blasting is also ideal for restoring and renovating outdoor living areas, patios, verandahs and pool surrounds.

Renovation or resale


If you’re an Adelaide homeowner, builder, house painter or property manger renovating or redecorating a home, or preparing it for sale or rental, stripping away old, existing layers of paint is vital before repainting. Abrasive blasting cleans away all residual paint layers leaving an extremely smooth, even finish that is the ideal preparation for repainting.

Likewise, if your brickwork or stonework, fences and walls, driveway or outdoor living area need to be cleaned and revitalised before a resale or renting out, abrasive blasting strips away oil and mould stains, residue and corrosion, and restores all types of surfaces to pristine condition.

Paint spills and accidents


In a manufacturing or industrial space, abrasive blasting is ideal for cleaning away paint spills, oil and residue, corrosion and most other types of surface deterioration or damage.

Abrasive blasting is safe and effective on all types of surface, including concrete, bitumen, steel, tiles, timber and stone.

To find out more about the range of wet abrasive blasting services we offer throughout Adelaide, please visit our website or email us. In the meantime, our information brochure below will provide further useful information.




Copywriting by +MarkAngus

Sunday, 11 May 2014

Australian Enviroblast—Adelaide Abrasive Blasting

We Offer a Range of Abrasive Blasting Services


Abrasive blasting (sometimes known as sand blasting) is a safe, environmentally-friendly and cost effective way of removing rust, grease, paint, stains, and other types of coatings, corrosion and residue from almost any type of surface. It is also an effective means of smoothing, roughing up, or reshaping different types of surfaces and structures, and can also be used to create decorative finishes on concrete.

Using the revolutionary and technologically-advanced Quill Falcon Precision Dustless Kwikblast® System, the Australian Enviroblast team of trained and skilled operators is able to remove a wide range of coatings, corrosion and residues from all types of structures, locations and equipment, while leaving surfaces clean and contaminant free. We have vast experience of jobs both large and small, in the commercial and the domestic fields.

To find out more about the full range of our abrasive blasting services, visit our website or email us. In the meantime, we hope you enjoy this video that highlights some of our recent work in Adelaide and throughout South Australia.




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Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Abrasive blasting is the ideal preparation for repainting and re-coating ships, boats and yachts

Why abrasive blasting is the ideal preparation

Surface preparation involves eliminating dirt and debris, paint, rust, mill scale, marine growths and previous layers of coating from a boat’s surface. Proper preparation before protective coating takes place is vital to the repair and maintenance of marine vessels, because it has a greater effect on the performance and reliability of the coating than any other factor. If the preparation of a surface for coating is poor, the ultimate performance of that coating will likewise be poor.

The Quill Falcon Kwikblast® System creates surfaces on which coatings can be successfully applied, which contributes significantly to the longevity and quality of these coatings. Abrasive blasting profiles the surface area in such a way that the coating is able effectively to anchor itself to the small peaks and valleys of the blasted surface and thus adheres better.

Wet abrasive blasting can remove existing layers of paint from the gelcoat before a final surface buffing, while on a new boat, abrasive blasting removes the shine from the gelcoat before the initial painting of the bottom.


Soluble Salts

Soluble salts draw in moisture from the air and are one the primary causes for protective coatings on marine vessels failing, as they are able to congregate in rough or pitted areas on steel surfaces.

However, abrasive blasting using the Quill Falcon Kwikblast® System washes away and removes soluble salts and chlorides, leaving a clean, contaminant free profiled surface and creating the best possible bonding strength when protective coatings are added.

To read more about our complete range of wet abrasive blasting services for marine vessels, equipment and structures, please visit our website.

Abrasive blasting has proven itself to be the most effective cost-efficient means of removing contaminants and marine build up from ships, boats and yachts of all types
To read more about our abrasive blasting services for marine vessels, please click here

Sunday, 4 May 2014

Abrasive blasting is vital in helping to to protect marine vessels from corrosion

Why corrosion is so damaging in a marine environment

Boats and ships of all kinds are particularly prone to corrosion, in particular rust, which can affect the hull, propellor, motor and other surfaces. They also suffer from crevice corrosion, which is where a crevice is formed under a deposit (such as silt or sand) or anywhere moisture can get trapped and become stagnant.

Whatever the form of corrosion, it’s important to treat it effectively, and abrasive blasting is an important part of the process. This enables affected surfaces to be stripped back to a corrosion free base that can then be primed and protectively coated.

Why protective coatings are so important in a marine environment

Protective coating is one of the most cost-effective and efficient ways of combating corrosion on marine vessels and protects against moisture being able to interact with the boat’s surfaces, which in turn leads to degradation and corrosion.

Preparing surfaces with abrasive blasting prior to coating creates an effective anchor for the coating and the right physical environment for the coating material to interact effectively with the surface. Therefore, the effective performance of a marine vessel coating very much depends on the quality of the surface preparation and so preparing the surface for a coat of anti-foul coatings is an extremely important step in maintaining a boat’s longevity and seaworthiness.

Abrasive blasting is able to treat surfaces so that they have a cleanliness and profile suitable for the type of protective coating that is to be applied.

Australian Enviroblast is a specialist in abrasive blasting for all types of marine vessels, structures and equipment
Abrasive blasting is crucial to the preparation of boats for re-painting and re-coating—to read more, please click here


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Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Wet Abrasive Blasting For Yachts and Boats

Fibreglass, aluminium, metal and timber yachts and boats are prone to excessive build-up of marine growths, grime and dirt, bilge-oil film and other contaminants. However, wet abrasive blasting is extremely effective at removing all such accumulation.


These can include:
  • rust
  • paint
  • bitumen
  • mill scale
  • old coatings
  • chlorides
  • soluble salts
  • surface contaminants 

Abrasive blasting has proven itself to be the most effective cost-efficient means of removing contaminants and marine build up from ships, boats and yachts of all types, as well as all kinds of marine-based structures, machinery and equipment

Abrasive blasting can be used to clean the hulls of fibreglass, metal and timber yachts and boats
Australian Enviroblast are marine abrasive blasting specialists

At Australian Enviroblast, we use the Quill Falcon Kwikblast® System, which has successfully been employed on steel warships, submarines and destroyers, fibreglass mine sweepers, wooden fishing boats, aluminium research vessels, oil containers, LNG vessels and cargo ships. It can be used for:
  • fabric maintenance
  • repainting programmes
  • cleaning debris from ballast tanks
  • cleaning debris from surfaces prior to welding
  • removing coatings prior to NDT preparation
  • cleaning debris from cable trays
  • removing sea growth from steel structures
  • cleaning debris from decking

Copywriting by +MarkAngus

Monday, 28 April 2014

Marine Abrasive Blasting

Australian Enviroblast is a specialist in abrasive blasting for all types of marine vessels, structures and equipment. 


Abrasive blasting has proven itself to be the most effective and cost-efficient means of removing contaminants and marine build up from ships, boats and yachts of all types, as well as all kinds of marine-based structures, machinery and equipment.

Using the Quill Falcon Kwikblast® System, abrasive blasting is able to successfully remove all of the following from boat hulls and decking, and marine machinery and structures:
  • oil
  • grease
  • corrosion
  • soluble salts (chloride and sulphates)
  • chemicals
  • old coatings
  • algae
  • barnacles
  • grime and dirt

Wet abrasive blasting is extremely effective at the removal of marine contaminants and coatings
At Australian Enviroblast, we have experience at wet abrasive blasting for all types of marine vessels

Abrasive Blasting for Marine Vessels

Marine vessels are naturally subject to a build up of algae and barnacles, grime and dirt, bilge-oil film and blisters after an extended time in the water. These and other unwanted additions to the hull can eventually cause so much drag that they affect a boat’s performance.

Removing these types of growth and contaminants by hand is not only incredibly laborious, but it can also cause damage to the surface, particularly on a fibreglass hull. Doing so, it is easy to scratch or even gouge the gelcoat, which can lead to blisters and fractures.

The difficulty of stripping a boat hull also means that it can be tempting simply to apply a fresh coat of anti-fouling paint over the hull without stripping it right back beforehand. As well as hiding and then eventually exacerbating problems, this also means that boat performance is affected as a result of the rough bottom and the excess weight produced by too many layers of paint.

Wet abrasive blasting is extremely gentle and effective at removing unnecessary and harmful paint layers and other build ups in such a way as to maximise boat performance, without requiring enormous amounts of time and intensive labour. This means that there is more time available for anti-fouling paint and protective coatings to be applied thoroughly without increasing your downtime and maintenance costs, which will in turn have the effect of adding years to a vessel’s lifespan.

Copywriting by +MarkAngus

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Ten places where you can use abrasive blasting around the home

Although abrasive blasting is used extensively in industrial settings, it is equally effective and valuable in a variety of domestic applications. 


At +Australian Enviroblast we use the Quill Falcon Precision Dustless Kwikblast® System, which means we have a highly mobile service that can come to you and is suitable to be used on any type of abrasive blasting job, no matter how large or small. There is no dust, no environmental damage, water is re-used and there is very little waste produced.

In addition, we also have blasting booth and spray booths at our facility in Seaford, and so can also take items such as furniture, vehicles, and trailers away and work on them at our own facility.

So if you've never thought that abrasive blasting was something that you could use around the home, visit our website and we can show you how we can help. In the meantime, here are our top ten domestic abrasive blasting applications:
  1. verandahs and carports
  2. steel or iron gates
  3. garden sheds
  4. statues or sculptures in the garden
  5. paving stones
  6. architectural concrete
  7. swimming pools and pool surrounds
  8. decking
  9. outdoor furniture
  10. trailers


Abrasive blasting is especially effective in removing stains and fungal growth from swimming pools
Swimming pools
Exterior walls can benefit from abrasive blasting to restore them
Brick and stone work
Abrasive blastnig is suitable for use on both wooden and steel outdoor and garden furniture
Outdoor and garden furniture
Architectural concrete and garden statuary are brought back to life through abrasive blasting
Garden statuary


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Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Abrasive blasting around the home

Abrasive blasting can be used in a wide variety of applications, and is as well-suited to tackling domestic and small-scale jobs as it is commercial projects because it’s ideal for use in tight, out of the way places as well as on large surfaces.

Around the home, abrasive blasting can be used for an enormous variety of cleaning, restoration and refurbishment work, and is entirely safe to employ in a domestic setting. It can also be used to create a non-slip surface on concrete, or to create textured finishes.

Abrasive blasting on steel

For instance, if you have steel work around the home that is rusted or corroded, abrasive blasting can be used to remove these so that you have a revitalised surface that can then be coated so as to protect it and prolong its life. This is ideal for verandahs and carports, gates, lattice work, trellises, fences, sheds, pipes, staircases and beams.

Abrasive blasting on brick

The brick work of your home can be become stained by traffic and exhaust emissions, or resins and tannins in wood that streak, and this can have a detrimental effect on the appearance of the brick and its longevity, while paint on brickwork and graffiti can also be a curse. However, abrasive blasting is the ideal process for removing staining, paint and graffiti and for restoring your brick work back to pristine condition, and so is highly effective on exterior walls, fences, rendering and sandstone.

Abrasive blasting on concrete

Concrete and cement around the home can be subject to a great deal of use and there are any number of factors that can potentially damage its appearance and integrity, Whether it's oil staining, water staining, or deterioration through wear and tear, abrasive blasting removes all forms of staining and means that the concrete around your home can look like new again. This is perfect for use on driveways, patios, verandahs and architectural concrete.

At Australian Enviroblast, we are able to offer a full range of abrasive blasting services, all designed to meet the specific requirements of any job, no matter how large or small, or however delicate. Our mobile on site service means that we can travel to you, and we also have a facility at Seaford equipped with blasting booths and spray booths.

Australian Enviroblast are Adelaide abrasive blasting and sand blasting specialists
Brickwork damaged by paint or graffiti can look like new again after abrasive blasting

Copywriting by +MarkAngus

Thursday, 27 March 2014

What is Abrasive Blasting?

Abrasive blasting is fast, efficient, safe, effective and EPA approved.


Abrasive blasting (sometimes known as sand blasting) is a safe, environmentally-friendly and cost effective way of removing rust, grease, paint, stains, and other types of coatings, corrosion and residue from almost any type of surface. It is also an effective means of smoothing, roughing up, or reshaping different types of surfaces and structures, and can also be used to create decorative finishes on concrete.

During the process, abrasive material is propelled by at high pressure (powered by air or water) onto the surface or structure to be cleaned, and this strips away unwanted substances but leaves the original surfaces clean and contaminant free. Different types of abrasive materials (or media) can be used according to the objects or areas that need to be cleaned. These include sand, metallic grit, shot, stone granulate, garnet, glass, chalk or soda. After abrasive blasting has been completed, surfaces and structures are extremely clean and are prepared ready for protective coatings to be re-applied or repainting to take place.

The media used during abrasive blasting is reclaimed, as is any water used during wet abrasive blasting, while there is no dust produced during the process. Therefore, using the Quill Falcon Precision Dustless Kwikblast® System means that this process does not cause environmental damage nor consume excessive natural resources, as there is significantly less dust and waste produced, and water used.

At Australian Enviroblast, we are able to offer a full range of abrasive blasting services, all designed to meet the specific requirements of any job, no matter how large or small, or however delicate. Our mobile on site service means that we can travel to you, and we also have a facility at Seaford equipped with blasting booths and spray booths.

Heritage stone and brick work benefit from abrasive blasting
Abrasive blasting is especially effective on delicate heritage stone and brick

Written by +MarkAngus

Monday, 24 March 2014

Australian Enviroblast—Specialists in Abrasive Blasting

+Australian Enviroblast was founded in 2009 by Mark Chiappin with the aim of introducing environmentally-friendly abrasive blasting serves to Australia. 
Using the revolutionary and technologically-advanced Quill Falcon Precision Dustless Kwikblast® System, the Australian Enviroblast team of trained and skilled operatives is able to remove a wide range of coatings, corrosion and residues from all types of structures, locations and equipment, while leaving surfaces clean and contaminant free. We have vast experience of jobs both large and small, in the commercial and the domestic fields.

Concrete cleaning and brickwork cleaning can all be done accomplished with abrasive blasting
Abrasive blasting can restore brickwork to its former glory
Australian Enviroblast is able to offer a full range of services, including:

  • wet abrasive blasting
  • dry abrasive blasting
  • mechanical preparation
  • UHP (pressure cleaning)
  • industrial coatings

With a fleet of mobile equipment, Australian Enviroblast is able carry out on-site abrasive blasting and industrial coating, and offers efficient, flexible and cost-effective solutions that deliver outstanding results on both large-scale and more intricate, delicate jobs. Furthermore, the Quill Falcon Precision Dustless Kwikblast® System is extremely safe and requires no encapsulation, meaning that other work can be carried out at the same time, saving both time and money.

Australian Enviroblast is licensed by the Environmental Protection Agency and adheres to its high standards of environmental safety with regards to air quality, noise, water quality and waste management. The company has won contracts in both the public and private sectors, including markets such as oil, gas, shipping, construction and the highways, and also has an impressive portfolio of domestic and small-scale abrasive blasting jobs, including:

  • rust removal
  • paint removal
  • graffiti removal
  • stain removal
  • driveway and decking cleaning
  • steel, wood and fibreglass cleaning
Copywriting for +Cadogan and Hall by +Mark Angus