Highland Blast has a number of abrasive blasting services. Using only eco friendly media, services include: Soda blasting, dry blast, wet blast, needle gunning and test patches. Catering to domestic, commercial and industrial clients no job is too big or too small.
Highland Blast's blasting services can remove all kinds of things including: paint, welding, corrosion, smoke /fire damage, graffiti, weather & pollution damage.
For those not in the know; What is abrasive blasting? Also known as sand blasting or shot blasting, the technical description for it is a process where small particles are propelled at a substrate by compressed air. Its classed as a type of cleaning as the top layer of something is removed. If you have an item with corrosion (rust) on it, or unwanted paint, we can blast away that layer bringing it back to its former glory.
Items previously blasted include; stone, brickwork & timber buildings, chimney breasts, roofs, rally cars shells, wheels, balustrades/ spindles, tractors, heavy plant, machinery, trailers, swimming pools, keel plates, anchors, gates / fences, fire places, large industrial structure, lorry chassis & skips.
This is an area of Highland Blast that director Sarah is passionate about. Upcycling is a brilliant way to take an old item and make it look brand new. How many of us have some rusty junk chucked at the bottom of the garden or in the back of the shed, you know that item you got at a reclamation yard for 20 quid with big plans to do it up yourself at some point, but just never got round to it? This is where Highland Blast comes in. Whether your wanting to keep the item for yourself of to get it done up and sell it on for a profit, we can help. For rusty items we can blast the rust away, then either prime them so you can paint them yourself, or prime and coat them with colours of your choice. Got a flaky old wooden rowing boat hiding in the undergrowth? We can blast & paint it for you, they make great planters, lovely garden features / seating areas, or with a bit of d.i.y, great little picnic areas for the kids. Send us a couple of photos or your potential project and we will get straight back in touch with a quote.
Antifoul Removal - A speedy way to remove antifoul from your vessel. Using a tried and tested wet blasting method this is the perfect service for the time conscious business owner and weekend enthusiast alike. Carried out within the confines of the Highland Blast mobile habitat we ensure no near by vessels will be effected by the process.
Keel plate blast & prime - Whist your vessel is out of the water for essential maintenance its the perfect time to get a keep plate blast and prime. This process can either be carried out at our premises or we can come to you.
Also known as roughing/ keying up is. This process is used to aid adhesion, eg. paint and tiles.
Stone & Brickwork will be restored to its former colour and beauty without loosing any of it integrity. Removing unwanted paint work, render, surface damage, graffiti and fire damage can also be carried out on smaller areas, such as lintels, walls, decking, and walk ways. Stone Rejuvenation is a popular service perfect for dated, painted or fire damaged buildings. Churches, domestic homes, holiday cottages and B&B can all benefit from this process. Test patches are available for this service. This gives clients a look at what can be achieved and enables us to give a more accurate quote.
Soda blasting is the perfect solution to removing smoke & fire damage from buildings. Often the smell of a fire can remain long after the damagelook has been removed. Soda blasting will eliminate both the look and the smell of fire & smoke damage from surfaces. We find our main clients for this service are insurance companies or contractors who have been told about us by their customers. We understand that house fires can be very traumatic for all involved, so clients requiring this service in order to get back in their homes, become priority on our bookings list.
Highland Blast are pleased to offer this excellent service. Often used on stone rejuvenation projects, It is when water is incorporated with media to suppress the dust caused by dry abrasive blasting. Its often thought of as the cleaner option, perfect for use in enclosed or small areas, highly populated & pedestrianised areas, or on commercial and road side projects.
Using only environmental friendly abrasives Highland Blast can quickly and effectively remove any unwanted / built up antifoul paint. Not only will this give you a fresh surface to repaint on, but you have the added benefit of being able inspect the clean hull of your vessel whilst in dry dock. Working in a safe sectioned off habitat, Highland Blast use a tried and tested dustless blasting method, ensuring no other surrounding vessels will be affected by any work carried out. Highland Blast are mobile abrasive blasting and coatings specialists, with flexible working hours & full insurance, the bespoke professional services offered by Highland Blast have led them to be the only Scottish Blasting company recognised by The Guild of Master Craftsmen.
Where mechanical steel preparation is required opposed to abrasive blasting we offer needle gunning. Recommended for removing excessive mill scale & corrosion. Often within confined spaces, areas of limited ventilation or close to sensitive areas such as waterways.
Oak beam blasting
This a bespoke service where clients get to choose the exact shade they would like for their timber via a test patch. We usually meet clients before the first day of blasting and carry out a test patch on a unused or unseen patch of timber. This gives clients chance to go away and decide which shade they prefer. Different shades and textures can be achieved by altering blast pressure and distance, all of which are shown on the test patch.
Highland Blast offer a full coatings service, catered to each clients requirements.
From Blasted & primed, so the blasted area is left protected to Multiple coatings systems including intermediates and finishes. Regular coating applications include: epoxy coatings, polyurethanes, temperature resistant silicones, glassflake, single pack, and low VOC.
Clients can choose as many, and any colour they like to paint their items. Fancying a Rainbow radiator or a Thwaites yellow heavy plant, Highland Blast are happy to oblige. If your unsure what to go with we are happy to advise.