Selecting The Proper Abrasive Blast Media

Choosing the right abrasive blast media is essential for achieving the desired finish on a variety of surface materials. The wrong choice can result in an unsatisfactory finish, wasted materials, and potential damage to the surface. As a leading supplier in the industry, SurfacePrep understands the importance of making the right choice. Here’s a guide to help you make an informed decision for your surface finishing application with commonly used abrasives.


Surface Preparation Standards: SSPC/NACE

The joint surface preparation standards by NACE International and the Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC), which have recently united to form The Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AAMP), are widely accepted among contractors and organizations. While these standards provide an effective framework for achieving consistent surface preparation results, they can be confusing due to their numbering system, which does not necessarily indicate higher levels of surface preparation with higher numbers. To aid comprehension, the following is a simplified breakdown of each standard.