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Shotblasting & Painting

Shotblasting is an important part of preparing materials, following a process where tiny abrasive elements are blasted with force to a metal’s top layer. This helps to improve its qualities, toughness, and aesthetics.

While painting steel isn’t absolutely necessary after shot blasting, applying paint afterwards then stops the metal from rusting and provides a cleaner finish.

Shotblasting and painting, a versatile and highly effective preparation method, has revolutionised the way we maintain the structural integrity and enhance the longevity of metal work. A good finish requires effective preparation. Our shotblast services remove rust and scale quickly and efficiently to SA 2.5, delivering a high-quality surface preparation that is ready for future treatment.

We operate two shotblasting lines, to offer a high degree flexibility for our customers.  We have the capability to work with a thickness of just 8mm, right through to large scale steel sections measuring up to 18,000 mm in length.

Our water-based primer is fast-drying, ensuring that we can process your steel quickly. The process delivers temporary protection against corrosion for steel constructions and cast iron. 

We can deliver your product unpainted (shotblast only) to SA 2.5 or finish it in a choice of red or grey with a minimum of 25 microns. Should you require a thicker coat of paint, please ask one of our sales reps for more information.


Shotblasting & painting capabilities:

  • Max length: 18,000 mm
  • Min length 2,500 mm
  • Max profile width: 1,500 mm
  • Max profile height: 500 mm
  • Min thickness: 6 mm


Speak to IMS today about your shotblasting and painting requirements.