Wet Abrasive Blasting

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Wet Abrasive Blasting, The water suspends the abrasive media in the cleaning stream and reduces the dispersal of airborne particles. Water consumption during blasting is very low – typically 1 pint per minute. Abrasive is added to remove coatings and clean surfaces impossible to tackle with conventional systems, and also delivers outstanding efficiency, less consumption, more control, and environmental safety.Air safely delivers the wet abrasive stream to the surface. This air can be supplied by an on-site air compressor or by the on-board compressor in our fully self-contained models. Available blast pressures ranging from 30 – 130 psi enable you to effectively remove virtually any coating from any surface.

Wet Abrasive Blasters use compressed air and very small amounts of water to align the blast media while it travels down the hose with little or no resistance at a high velocity much like a storm of darts. Upon contact, they burst into thousands of sharp “missiles” which actually force their way BETWEEN the surface and the coating being removed. The ability to adjust the aggressiveness as it discharges over a surface means wet abrasive blasting is the most versatile method for removing virtually any coating!

Abrasive Dry Blast systems work by hammering hard particles against the coating and substrate until the coating (and the abrasive as well) is pulverized and dispersed into the air. This high-pressure destruction actually damages a portion of the substrate in order to remove the coating! This high-pressure method wastes energy, takes more time, distresses the substrate, can injure workers, and creates clouds of dust and contaminants requiring substantial containment and cleanup.

What is wet abrasive blasting?

Wet abrasive blasting works by mixing water and abrasive first, then using compressed air to propel the slurry against the surface. Unlike dry blasting, wet abrasive blasting substantially reduces media consumption up to 75% and eliminates dust by over 90% while still providing any profile and surface cleanliness required. Abrasive media is immersed in water and sent to a nozzle where the regulated compressed air is added. The ability to adjust the aggressiveness as it discharges over a surface means wet abrasive blasting is a cost-effective and environmentally safe surface cleaning and preparation method.

What is the difference compared to dry blasting?

The Farrow System® wet blasting process eliminates more than 95% of the ambient dust, eliminates abrasive embedment in the substrate, and produces a more consistent finish. Wet Abrasive consumption as little as 1/10th of the volume of traditional dry blasting methods, which makes it not only the safest and greenest option, but the most economical wet sandblast option as well!

What results can I expect?

The wet blast equipment will remove the toughest coatings, yet can be adjusted to clean the most fragile surfaces, without embedment or damage. Whether removing corrosion on a battleship or removing graffiti from sandstone, Wet-Abrasive cleaning is extremely versatile.

What about flash rust?

In many cases the process of wet abrasive blasting, and air-drying the substrate, flash rust can be inhibited. Certain applications will require the use of organically based and environmentally friendly rust inhibitors that can be mixed directly with the water.

Best Wet Abrasive Blasting Services in Pennsylvania

  • High Pressure Power Washing
  • Truck/Trailer Washing
  • Heavy Equipment Washing
  • House Washing
  • Power Gen


Applications for Wet Abrasive Blasting

Property Management & Shopping Centers

  • Line Removal
  • Curb Paints

  • Graffiti

  • Sidewalk Cleaning

  • Rust Stains/Gum Removal/Grease

  • Tire Marks

  • Wall Paint Prep


  • Graffiti
  • Gum Removal

  • Rust Removal

  • Grease/Paint Spillage

  • Equipment Maintenance

  • Parks and Recreation


  • Buoy Maintenance
  • Vessel Cleaning

  • Non-slip Removal

  • Building Maintenance

  • Ship Maintenance

  • Subs

  • Radar Housings


  • Boat Bottoms

    • Running Gear
    • Props
    • Shaft
    • Grounding Plates
    • Line Cutter
  • Teak Decks

  • Masts

  • Outdrives

  • Dock Maintenance

Boat Dealers & Manufacturers

  • New Boat Prep
  • Broker Boat Refurbish

  • Maintenance

Large Marinas & Boatyards

  • Steel, Aluminum and Fiberglass Hulls
  • Dock Maintenance

  • Holding Tanks

Fleet Maintenance

  • Truck Undercarriage Maintenance
  • Rim Rust Removal in Place

  • Truck Body Rust and Touch Up

  • Dumpsters

  • Truck Beds


  • Piping and Valve Maintenance

  • Off-shore Oil Rigs

  • Equipment Cleaning

  • Holding Tanks

  • Plant Cleaning/Smoke Stacks


  • Runway Maintenance

    • Light Housings
    • Line Removal
  • Lot Maintenance and Cleaning

  • Structural Maintenance

Historical Sites

  • Brick Restoration
  • Smoke Damage

  • Paint Removal

  • Monument Restoration

Decks & Outdoor Spaces

  • Hardwood/Deck Stripping
  • Furniture/Teak

  • Mold/Mildew on Paths and Walls

Concrete Coloring Industry

  • Coatings Removal
  • Sealers

  • Spills

  • Textured Concrete Cleaning


  • Lead Paint
  • Asbestos
  • Mold

Theme Parks

  • Ride Maintenance
  • Park Cleaning


  • Abatement Projects
  • Building Maintenance

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