VariBlast are experts in the application of all grit blasting techniques and have worked on projects ranging from graffiti removal and domestic property renovation using portable systems, up to large scale construction projects using heavy-duty industrial equipment.

Grit blasting or what we used to call sand blasting, is excellent method for completely removing coatings. It can be used to remove all corrosion, coatings and contamination from steel, leaving the surface ready to accept any specified coating or protective finish. Our trained operatives also use grit blasting to remove paint, grime and dirt from timber, brickwork, stone and concrete structures.

No other abrasive cleaning system can compete with the power and consistency of finish provided by grit blasting. Following a site survey, we will recommend the best choice of media and dry blasting solution to ensure we achieve the specifications required.


Grit blasting is the perfect solution for a large range of projects, but it does have certain limitations.

There is often a high degree of residue created by the process, so effective debris and dust management is also required to ensure that the site is left free from contaminating materials, following a dry blasting operation.

As part of our grit blast cleaning service at VariBlast, we advise on how we plan to manage the residue and waste at the beginning of the project, giving you peace of mind and assurance that everything will be dealt with properly and with your best interests at heart.

Grit Blasting applications

  • Carbon Sulphation Removal
  • Lime & Cement Based Paints Removal
  • Paint Residues Removal
  • Oil Based Paint Removal
  • Lime Paint / Scale Removal
  • Rust Removal
  • Steel Preparation
  • Surface Preparation
  • Paint Removal From Wood / Steel
  • Wax Coatings Removal
  • Steel Boat Hull Cleaning
  • Paint removal From Concrete
  • Paint Removal From Brick
  • Paint Removal From Stone

Who uses this service?

  • Highways Agencies / Maintenance
  • Concrete Repair Companies
  • Chartered Surveyors
  • Architects
  • Heritage Conservation Officers
  • Property Restoration Companies
  • Stone Masons
  • Construction Companies
  • Rail Networks
  • Port Authorities
  • Marine / Off Shore Companies
  • Steel Fabrication Companies
  • Oil Refineries
  • Agricultural Companies

Surfaces we can clean

  • Steel
  • Copper
  • Brass
  • Bronze
  • Aluminum
  • Galvinized Steel
  • Stainless Steel
  • Brick
  • Stone
  • Concrete
  • Hard Wood
  • Soft Wood

Dry Blast Cleaning Case Studies

MOD Pendine Firing Range

RAF Mildenhall

Middleton Stop Pump

Herbal House

Happisburgh Lighthouse

Eye Power Station

Halterman Carless

International Aviation Academy

To arrange a site meeting or discuss a quote, call VariBlast now on 01508 493320 or email

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