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Wet Abrasive Blasting Used for Line Marking Removal

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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.


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.

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How Wet Abrasive Blasting Works

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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 blas…

Australian Enviroblast | Adelaide Abrasive Blasting | Noble Pearl Case Study

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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 plim…

Australian Enviroblast | Adelaide Abrasive Blasting | Jadran Case Study

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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





Abrasive Blasting for Mining Equipment and Machinery

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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 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 tank…

Abrasive Blasting in the Australian Mining Industry

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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.


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 equipm…

Removing Graffiti From Adelaide Icons

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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.


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 build…

Adelaide Graffiti Removal

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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 ot…

Adelaide's Graffiti Problem

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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 highes…

Adelaide Statue and Memorial Restorations

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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 clea…

Adelaide Heritage Restorations

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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 econo…

Abrasive Blasting for Walkways, Driveways and Swimming Pools

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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…

Adelaide Abrasive Blasting Services in Home Renovations and Restorations

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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 surface…

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 …

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 ema…

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

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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 sur…

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

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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 …

Wet Abrasive Blasting For Yachts and Boats

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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: rustpaintbitumenmill scaleold coatingschloridessoluble saltssurface contaminants 


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 maintenancerepainting programmescleaning debris from ballast tankscleaning debris from surfaces prior to weldingremoving coatings prior to NDT preparationcleaning debris from cable traysremoving sea growth from steel structurescleaning debris from deckingCopywriting by +MarkAngus

Marine Abrasive Blasting

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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:
oilgreasecorrosionsoluble salts (chloride and sulphates)chemicalsold coatingsalgaebarnaclesgrime and dirt

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…

Ten places where you can use abrasive blasting around the home

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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:
verandahs and carportssteel or iron gatesgarden shedsstatues or sculp…

Abrasive blasting around the home

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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 emissi…

What is Abrasive Blasting?

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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 struc…

Australian Enviroblast—Specialists in Abrasive Blasting

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+Australian Enviroblastwas 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.
Australian Enviroblast is able to offer a full range of services, including:

wet abrasive blastingdry abrasive blastingmechanical preparationUHP (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 l…