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.

Copywriting by +MarkAngus