Surface Preparation And Coating in Houston
Providing turnkey surface preparation and coating services for the power and oil industries, Houston Dry Ice Blasting provides complete solutions for industrial and manufacturing plants.
The best way to prepare a surface for re-coating or coating is to use dry ice. It is the safest, non-abrasive method of cleaning or removing debris from a surface. The non-abrasive nature of dry ice blasting allows materials like steel, plastic, or rubber to be cleaned without causing damage to the surface. This non-wet cleaning process eliminates the need for time-wasting between cleaning and application of paint. Using dry ice blasting, moisture penetrates deep into the pores, grooves, crevices, or any surface until it makes contact with the deepest objects. Microorganisms, grease, oil, and most other contaminants which damage coated surfaces will be removed by this method. Cleansing the deep surface and removing defects can improve the adhesion and performance of a coating.
When the surface material requires a more rigorous cleaning with profiling, we can also use more abrasive methods of cleaning:
- Abrasive blast cleaning – The use of abrasive blasting media will remove surface contaminants such as mill scale, rust, paint, and much more. Abrasive blasting is not effective for removing oil, grease, and chemicals.
- Wet abrasive blasting – Pre-cleaning can be accomplished with low-pressure options and maintenance can be accomplished with high-pressure blasting. The dust concerns associated with dry abrasive blasting make wet abrasive blasting the preferred option in most cases.
Additionally, abrasive material can be added to the blasting solution when necessary.
- Hand tool cleaning – In areas that can’t be reached with power tools, such as corners and crevices, wire brushes, sandpaper, scrapers, abrasive pads, and chisels are used.
- Power tool cleaning – Rust and paint are stripped and chipped away with power tools. But it’s possible that you’ll damage some surfaces when using these tools.
The Houston Dry Ice Blasting company adheres to the recommendations of the coating specification and product data sheets when applying paint and coatings. During the time of application and while the coating is drying, the air temperature and surface temperature shall not exceed the manufacturer’s standards for the coatings being applied.
Types of industrial coatings applied:
- Epoxy Coating
- Polyurethane Coating
- Inorganic Coating
- Acrylic Coating
- Direct to metal
- Dry fall
- Safety / Identification Color Coding
Environmentally-Friendly Dry Ice System Cleaning
So that our cleaning solutions are safe to use around electrical equipment, dry ice blasting does not require the use of chemicals or water. The manufacturing cleaning solutions we offer are non-toxic, so they can be used around people, animals, and plants. Our services do not require a cool-down process, which will prevent additional downtime while removing a wide array of contaminants from your equipment.
We look forward to providing you with a free quote on your surface preparation and coating needs. You will meet with our contractors to discuss the options available for your surface preparation and coating services. Let’s talk about our services today to learn more about what we can do for you!