Surface Preparation Solutions

Surface Prep, Cleaning and Restoration

A Comprehensive Resource for Surface Prep Contractors

Surface prep, cleaning and restoration technologies are changing. Whether you're blasting off coatings in a shipyard, or restoring wood to its former glory, the equipment available today is making it easier than ever to blast safer, faster and more efficiently–all while minimizing containment and cleanup.

Featured Surface Preparation Articles


EcoQuip confirmed as suitable for explosive atmospheres

Graco’s EcoQuip vapour abrasive blast equipment was thoroughly tested for use in potentially hazardous areas involving explosive atmospheres caused by gases and vapours


Creating a pitted finish on granite with the EcoQuip

The existing kerb in Denman Street, London, UK, was causing damage to a range of high-class vehicles including Bentleys, Rolls-Royces and Jaguars that frequently pulled-up there to drop-off hotel customers. The kerb needed to be modified to prevent additional damage and a cycle path added.


Creative Fabrications cleans Julie Penrose Fountain with EcoQuip 2 Blasting Equipment

Creative Fabrications was recently hired to clean the exterior of the stainless steel Julie Penrose Fountain, located inside America the Beautiful State Park in Colorado Springs, Colorado.


Niles Industrial Coatings reduces dust exposure for employees

The use of silica product in abrasive blasting has increasingly become more of a safety risk for construction workers. Exposure to too much respirable crystalline silica causes serious health problems such as lung cancer, silicosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and kidney disease.


ADNOC approves Graco’s EcoQuip Vapour Abrasive Blasting unit

Graco’s EcoQuip Vapour Abrasive Blasting equipment is approved by ADNOC as a surface preparation solution for Zone 1 areas on DAS Island

The Basics

Compressed air demands for vapour abrasive blasting

Compressed air recommendations for the best vapour abrasive blasting results