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Sponge Blasting Rusted and Delaminated Metal in Marlboro, MA

When it comes to refin­ish­ing your met­al sur­faces, or real­ly any inte­ri­or or exte­ri­or paint­ing and restora­tion project, you prob­a­bly have three major goals: you want the work to be done quick­ly, in a high-qual­i­ty fash­ion, and with as lit­tle mess as possible.

Well, those are our goals too!

To show you what we mean, join us for a quick walk-through of a project we fin­ished recent­ly for Dow Chem­i­cal that involved abra­sive blast­ing and a fresh coat­ing for severe­ly rust­ed and delam­i­nat­ed metal. 

What Is Sponge Blasting?

No, this process doesn’t involve tak­ing out any frus­tra­tion on sponges. What it does involve, how­ev­er, is a spe­cial­ized process that trans­forms your tat­tered, worn sur­faces into good, clean met­al that is ready for a fresh coat­ing. And, it not only does this effec­tive­ly but it also does it in a way that con­tains the dust, mak­ing it ide­al for inte­ri­or work where you need to have as lit­tle impact on the work­ing envi­ron­ment as possible.

How Does Sponge Blast­ing Work?

Essen­tial­ly, it is exact­ly what it sounds like, only with a spe­cial ingre­di­ent tucked away inside. Par­ti­cles of sponge are blast­ed at the met­al sur­face, but includ­ed with­in those par­ti­cles are bond­ed abra­sives. The sponge expands when it col­lides with the sur­face, allow­ing the inter­nal abra­sive to con­nect, but when the sponge bounces back it actu­al­ly cre­ates a lev­el of suc­tion that essen­tial­ly vac­u­ums the dust it cre­at­ed right out of the air.

It’s a sim­ple but high­ly effec­tive method. 

Strip­ping the Met­al and Apply­ing an Indus­tri­al Acrylic Coating

With the met­al ful­ly pre­pared, we applied Sher­win Williams’ dry­fall and and mul­ti-sur­face acrylic coat­ings. This not only plays a valu­able role from a pro­tec­tion stand­point, but it looks great as well. As we com­plet­ed the project we also worked close­ly with Envi­ron­men­tal Health and Safe­ty offi­cers to ensure that the noise lev­els were appro­pri­ate, keep­ing both our crew and Dow’s employ­ees com­fort­able and safe. 

Can We Help?

If the dam­aged met­al in the before” pho­tos looks a lit­tle famil­iar, or maybe you have tired inte­ri­or or exte­ri­or paint, why not reach out to us at Kaloutas? It would be our plea­sure to put our indus­tri­al and com­mer­cial ser­vices to work for you, as we have for many busi­ness­es through­out New Hamp­shire, Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

Kaloutas is New Eng­land’s pre­mier con­trac­tor for com­mer­cial & indus­tri­al paint­ing, floor­ing, and relat­ed ser­vices. Estab­lished in 1987, Kaloutas has become a trust­ed resource for gen­er­al con­trac­tors, facil­i­ties man­agers, and build­ing own­ers from Con­necti­cut to Maine. Our team prides itself on high qual­i­ty work­man­ship, jobs done on time & bud­get, and tack­ling com­plex projects that oth­er con­trac­tors don’t have the expe­ri­ence or resources to han­dle. Con­tact us today for a paint­ing or floor­ing esti­mate, or give us a call at 9785321414 to learn more.

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