Wet Blasting

At Markley’s Precision Company (MPC), we specialize in top-tier industrial and commercial Wet Blasting across Ohio and the USA.

Our eco-friendly and silica-free blasting process ensures minimal dust and environmental impact, making it ideal for a wide range of applications, including marine, industrial, commercial, and specialty projects.

What is Wet Blasting
Wet blasting (also known as wet sandblasting, dustless blasting, slurry blasting or vapor blasting) is an advanced surface preparation method we use by combining water and abrasive media to efficiently remove coatings, contaminants, corrosion, and residues from surfaces. This technique significantly reduces airborne dust, making it an eco-friendly and clean alternative to traditional sandblasting methods.

How It Works
We mix water with abrasive media and then propel the mixture at high pressure onto the surface to be cleaned. The water reduces friction and dust, resulting in a powerful, dust-suppressing solution that strips surfaces effectively. This combination ensures that the process is cleaner and safer for both us as the operators, and the environment.

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Our Dustless Blasting Services

Graffiti Removal

Graffiti removal services that utilize eco-friendly dustless sandblasting methods to restore surfaces to their original appearance.

Yellow Line Removal

Dustless sandblasting for line removal that ensures environmentally clean and precise removal of road markings.

Industrial Equipment

Thorough cleaning and preparation of industrial equipment and machinery, using eco-friendly materials for various industrial applications.

Commercial Truck & Fleet

Dustless blasting for commercial trucks and fleet, offering thorough cleaning and preparation for painting or restoration.

HEAVY BLASTING

Tailored dustless sandblasting for large-scale industrial projects, delivering effective surface preparation.

We offer dustless blasting services, for industrial, commercial and public works sectors, utilizing safe and eco-friendly methods.

Ensuring meticulous cleaning and preparation, using water-based blasting methods that protect the environment.

Trailer BLASTING

Trailer blasting, offering precise and efficient surface preparation for restoration or repainting.

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Why Choose Us?

100 % Eco-Friendly
Zero Downtime Process
Best-In-Class Warranties
Accident Free Safety Record

Wet Blasting Applications

Wet blasting is a versatile technique used for cleaning, restoring, and preparing surfaces across various industries.
Here’s a breakdown of its applications:

Industrial Equipment Cleaning
Pipeline Cleaning & restoration
Paint and Stain Removal

Wet Blasting vs. Traditional Sandblasting

Traditional Sandblasting Wet Blasting
Process Uses compressed air to propel abrasive media (e.g., sand) at high speed to clean or prepare surfaces. Generates a significant amount of dust and debris. Combines water with abrasive media to suppress dust during the blasting process. Can use various abrasives, such as glass beads, crushed glass, or baking soda.
Advantages Effective for aggressive surface cleaning and preparation. Can remove tough coatings, rust, and contaminants quickly. Significantly reduces dust generation, improving safety and visibility. Less abrasive on surfaces, reducing the risk of damage. Environmentally friendly, with reduced containment and clean-up requirements. Can be used in a wider range of settings, including residential and sensitive environments.
Disadvantages High dust generation poses health risks (silicosis) and requires extensive containment and cleanup. Can damage delicate surfaces due to the abrasive nature of the media. Environmental concerns due to airborne dust and contamination. Requires a water source and can produce a wet slurry that needs to be managed. Equipment can be more expensive and may require more maintenance. Not as effective for very aggressive cleaning needs compared to traditional sandblasting.
Applications Suitable for heavy-duty cleaning and surface preparation in construction, shipyards, and industrial settings. Commonly used for rust and paint removal on metal surfaces. Versatile, sensitive environments. Ideal for graffiti removal, marine maintenance, and surface cleaning/restoration. Suitable for use in both industrial and commercial settings where dust suppression is crucial.
Dust Generation High Low
Surface Damage Higher risk Lower risk
Environmental Impact High Lower
Clean-up Extensive Moderate
Health Risks Higher (silica dust) Lower (silica-free)

Our Dustless Blasting Process

We begin with an initial consultation to discuss your project requirements, objectives, and specific needs. This helps us understand your goals and tailor our services accordingly.

We provide a transparent and detailed estimate, breaking down the costs and services included. We ensure there are no hidden fees, allowing you to make an informed decision.

We offer flexible scheduling options to accommodate your timelines and minimize downtime. Our goal is to complete your project efficiently without disrupting your schedule.

We need your project clean and 100% accessible for us to have enough space to blast every nook and cranny. 

How do you do that? It generally means removing any lights, mirrors, handles, or accessories from your project. It also includes covering up glass areas with thick cardboard and heavy duty tape (we recommend gorilla tape). To protect surrounding valuables, laying 4 mil. plastic sheeting on the object and/or on the ground protects the surrounding object from stray blast media and makes any mess easy to control and clean up (your preference).

If you plan on doing a lot of taping to prep your project, we strongly recommend that you clean your project first to allow the tape to stick better. Other than the plastic sheeting, the rest of the prep process is something we don’t usually prep for residential customers due to liability concerns. However we can prep upon request.

Optional: Laying Plastic Sheeting:
If you decide to lay the sheeting yourself, we recommend laying 10 ft. extra on the dimensions of your project. For example, if you have a car thats 8 ft. long and 5 ft. wide, then you would lay at least an 18′ x 15′ wide section; when centered on the sheeting it should give an additional 5 ft. of coverage for us around the project.

If there is something you would like to protect that’s within 20 ft. of your blasting project, we recommend putting up the same 4 mil. plastic sheeting to shield it from stray blast media.

Our professional team executes the project with dustless blasting precision and adherence to safety and quality standards. We ensure that the job is done right the first time.

Benefits of Using Wet Blasting

Efficiency

Wet blasting reduces preparation and cleanup time compared to traditional sandblasting, leading to faster project completion. The water used in the process helps to contain the debris, making it easier to clean up afterwards.

Eco-friendly

This method is environmentally friendly, producing less dust and using eco-friendly abrasive materials. It minimizes the release of harmful dust and pollutants into the air, protecting both workers and the environment.

Versatility

Wet blasting is suitable for a variety of applications, including marine, industrial, commercial, public, and specialty projects. It can clean and prepare surfaces for painting, coating, or restoration, making it an ideal solution for many different industries.

Surface Quality

Wet blasting achieves a smoother and cleaner finish than traditional methods, preparing surfaces better for subsequent treatments like painting or coating. The water used in the process helps to cool the surface, reducing the risk of warping or damage.

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Wet Blasting - Your Curious Queries

Wet blasting, also goes by other names like dustless blasting, wet sandblasting or wet abrasive blasting, and vapor blasting. It is a green surface preparation method that uses abrasive media and water to minimise dust while efficiently removing impurities, rust, and coatings from diverse surfaces.

As the blasting media is launched onto surfaces at astounding pressure levels, the media and water work together in a high-powered partnership during dustless blasting. This potent mixture ensures a clean and effective operation by eliminating undesirable coatings and corrosion and successfully controlling dust and airborne particles.

Our price can vary, depending on the scope of your project, the surface type you’re treating, the abrasive medium, and your location. To acquire a precise estimate for the cost of dustless blasting services, please get in touch with us.

Though wet blasting produces substantially less dust than conventional techniques, it is not entirely dust-free. Although minimal dust may still form depending on conditions and materials, water is added to reduce dust, earning it the moniker “dustless”. In addition to adequately removing coatings and rust, water-abrasive blasting also helps to manage dust.

Wet blasting, commonly known as dustless or sandless blasting, is like the smooth-talking secret agent of surface prep. It’s got style and substance with minimal dust emissions and versatility across different surfaces. In contrast, while robust in heavy-duty situations, traditional sandblasting can be a dusty affair, creating a cloud of particles that wet blasting elegantly sidesteps.

Comparison with Traditional Sandblasting Methods: 

Wet blasting differs from traditional sandblasting in several key ways:

  • Environmental Benefits: Wet blasting uses water to suppress dust, reducing airborne contaminants and making it safer for the environment.
  • Efficiency: The addition of water increases the mass and energy of the abrasive particles, leading to faster and more effective cleaning.
  • Versatility: Wet blasting can be used on a wide range of surfaces and materials, from metal to wood, making it a versatile solution for various applications.

Blasting without dust is more like a culinary masterpiece. It whips up a slurry of water and abrasives that is shot onto surfaces. This unique method effectively removes impurities, corrosion, and coatings while preventing dust from taking centre stage, making it a standout in surface preparation.

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