We specialize in the removal and application of Anti Foul Paint.
Our removal process is dust free and environmentally friendly.
We contain and collect the waste anti foul for safe disposal.
Even the media we use to blast with is recycled.
what we do
MARINE ANTI-FOULING PAINT REMOVAL
Every boat owner knows what's involved in taking the marine growth and anti-foul paint off the bottom of their boat. Dustless Blasting is the solution to removing it without damaging the gel coat. By adjusting the pressure and the media flow we can be extremely precise ensuring no damage to the surface of the gel coat while still removing stubborn paint and sea growth. Containment tenting is minimal as there is no airborne dust. We only use water and glass media so it is environmentally friendly too.
We can remove paint , epoxy and filler ,stripping steel and aluminum hulled boats back to bare metal quickly and efficiently, leaving a clean keyed surface ready to paint. Our specialized rust and oxidation inhibitors prevent surface corrosion for up to 72 hours, allowing primers and paints to be applied directly to the surface with no additional treatment. Unlike traditional sand blasting that generates immense heat on the surface causing epoxys and primers to turn into a sticky mess. Our Dustless blaster uses water and cooled air, which reduces surface temperatures making the coating brittle and easier to remove.
Prop and running gear cleaning
The multiple steps required in the past to clean props and running gear are now obsolete. D.B.M has the unique ability to remove and clean running gear with years of growth and barnacle buildup in a matter of minutes, compared to the hours of grinding and sanding needed to accomplish the same job in the past. Our advanced blasting equipment allows us to restore props, rudders and trim tabs to their original like-new condition without being removed from the vessel. We are able to prepare surfaces for coatings such as Prop-Speed.
Masonry and brick cleaning
Power washers can't remove paint, and sand blasters can destroy the surface as seen on the right hand side of the photo . DBM can remove multiple layers of paint, grime, weathering, mildew, calcium stains and even smoke damage, without causing damage to the substrate.
Dust free Blasting is excellent for the removal of paint, polyurethane, lacquer, and varnish from wood quickly and easily. Even old wood can be made to look brand new, as shown in the photo above. Dust free Blasting is safest on hard woods, however using finer blast media and lower pressures may allow you to blast softer woods without damage as well.
Dust free blasting is an excellent solution for blasting within refineries, chemical plants and even on live pipelines. The water in our dust free blasting system suppresses dust, sparks and static electricity, making it far safer than traditional dry blasting. The Dust free blaster will remove rust, grease and any other contaminants that are present, in one step. The rust inhibitor removes all chlorides creating a paint ready surface and preventing flash rust for up to 72 hours.
Graffiti is a problem that plagues virtually every community. It detracts from the aesthetics, decreases value and can even deter customers from visiting a business. Pressure washing won’t get rid of it. Sandblasting can destroy the original material. Soda Blasting kills nearby grass and plants. The Dust free Blaster obliterates graffiti, leaves the original surface intact, and the nearby plants unharmed.
Line Stripes Removal
Dust free Blasting is the perfect tool for removing pavement striping. The Dust Free process removes paint or thermoplastic completely, leaving no trace behind. Unlike traditional sand blasting or grinding, this process does not damage the concrete or blacktop. Dust Free Blasting is faster, less messy and less expensive than any other method for removing line stripes. You can also remove gum, oil stains and tar from concrete.
Automotive & Aviation
Dust Free Blasting is a type of abrasive blasting much faster than sanding and soda blasting. Because the water reduces friction and prevents heat, there is no risk of warping like there is with sand blasting. When our Rust Inhibitor is used , chlorides are removed, leaving a perfect paint ready surface. Dustless Blasting solves the warping problem caused by sand blasting, and the paint adhesion problems caused by soda blasting! It’s faster, cleaner and greener than any other paint stripping technology and is now available in Palma.
There are different types of blasting systems on the market. You might be wondering what the difference is and what 's suitable for your needs. Below is a brief explanation of the different systems and what they are useful for.
D.B.M uses a wet abrasive blast system that is "Dustless". The presence of water between the media and the substrate being processed creates a lubricating cushion that protects the media and the surface from excess damage. This has the dual advantage of lowering media breakdown and preventing impregnation of foreign materials into the surface. Wet abrasive blasting uses a mixture of water and particulate abrasive media. The water becomes a vapour which absorbs the dust particulates, and is considered the most environmentally friendly form of surface removal, there is no embedded secondary contamination from the media or previous cleaning processes, and no dust clinging to the surface. Subsequent coating or bonding operations are always better after wet blasting than dry blasting because of the cleanliness of the surface.
Conventional Sand Blasting
Conventional dry sand blasting uses high pressure air and media to remove coatings from surfaces. While the speed of removal is similar to wet abrasive blasting, conventional dry sandblasting, when done improperly, can cause damage to the surface being treated. Dry sandblasted surfaces are also more difficult for bonding sealers to adhere to. Conventional dry sand blasting also uses up to double the amount of media, requiring larger cleanup and disposal costs.It is not considered an environmentally acceptable form of surface removal in an open area due to excessive dust generation. High volume noise generation is also considered an environmental problem. Correct use of conventional dry sandblasting does produce the surface preparation suitable for the application of Protective Coatings, however due to the high pressure and lack of wet lubrication the correct level of surface preparation is sometimes difficult to achieve consistently.
Similar to conventional sand blasting although not as powerful a surface remover, soda blasting process uses compressed air and bicarbonate of soda-based media (baking soda). Soda blasting is used mainly for removing old paint and varnish in situations where a gentle approach is needed such as antique restoration work ,it is not a strong enough system for tougher surfaces like rust. Environmentally, Soda blasting is not considered an environmentally acceptable form of surface removal in an open area due to excessive dust generation, and the toxicity of soda in killing exposed vegetation and marine life ,Soda Blasting does not produce the surface preparation suitable for the successful application of Protective Coatings.
High pressure water blasting / Hydro blasting
High pressure water blasting is a process using high pressure water, without abrasives, to clean surfaces. Industrial strength high pressure water blasting can be extremely dangerous, particularly in confined spaces. With High Pressure Water blasting the volume of water used is high requiring longer cleanup. High Pressure Water blasting is not considered an environmentally acceptable form of surface removal due to containment problems with the excessively large volume of water used. High Pressure Water blasting does not produce the surface preparation suitable for the successful application of Protective Coatings.
Dry Ice blasting
Dry Ice blasting uses large volume of air at high pressure with dry ice as the blast media (Carbon dioxide). A slower, non-toxic, non-abrasive process leaving little residue,very good for cleaning electrical components, it is a blasting process used in environments where minimal residue is a requirement. Comparative to Abrasive Blasting, Dry Ice blasting is not very effective in removing heavy corrosion or heavy paint and although an effective surface cleaner it does not leave a keyed surface for good paint adhesion.Can also be expensive when compared to other types of blasting.