Surface preparation, cleaning and restoration
Vapor abrasive blasting (also known as wet abrasive blasting) removes coatings, contaminants, corrosion and residues from hard surfaces. It's similar to dry blasting, except that the blast media is moistened prior to impacting the surface, reducing dust significantly and also reducing the amound of water used when compared to traditional wet blasting.
Some might claim that their products are "dustless" or "dust-free," but the reality is there is no such thing. Sure, using a wet abrasive blasting machine will cut down on the plume of dust you get from dry blasting, but you're also left with a puddle of water. Make sure you understand the facts around dustless blasting.
With Graco's EcoQuip 2 Vapor Abrasive blast equipment, you will see up to 92% dust suppression over dry blasting without the wet, slurry mess you get from traditional wet abrasive blasters.
Prepping a surface can be challenging and time-consuming, especially if you are removing layers of paint or other coating products that have been there for decades. Grinding, scraping, applying heat, and using chemicals are hard work because the same binders that cause paint to adhere also make it hard to remove.
At the end of the day, it's about finding the best machine to get the job done quickly and with as little dust and noise as possible.
Introducing an efficient new solution in surface preparation
This affordable option in abrasive blasting is not only easy to use, but portable enough to take from one job to another. In addition, Graco's vapor abrasive blast equipment reduces dust by up to 92% less than traditional dry blasting and uses very little water, making containment and cleanup of debris simple and less messy than power washers.
With a small footprint and built-in hand truck with over-sized wheels, the EQm is ideal for small jobsites and blasting in unconventional areas. In addition, this compact blaster is capable of handling any type of project, from cleaning to surface preparation.