We engage in interior or exterior blasting, surface preparation, painting & coatings. The work performed may include new work, additions, alterations, maintenance, and repairs.

Blasting & Surface Prep

Preparing steel and other surfaces for new coatings often calls for abrasive blasting first, to remove previous paint, mill scale, rust, or contaminants. Experts estimate that as many as three quarters of coating failures occur because of inadequate surface preparation. Abrasive blasting uses a controlled flow of abrasive mixed with compressed air delivered to the surface of the substrate, to clean the surface and leave a profile. The type of abrasive used varies with the job but can be sand or sand substitute, steel grit, garnet and others. Sponge media combined with one of a variety of abrasives available, produces very little dust and can also be recycled. Vacuum blasting is also an option for media capture.

The profile is the angular roughness of the surface which coatings can grab onto-and in general the greater the surface profile-the peaks and valleys of the micro-indentions in the substrate-the better the coating will adhere to it. Following the recommended industry standards for the surface profile of the substrate and the coating system gives the best chance for a successful paint job. Here is a brief rundown of the blasting we perform:

Combines a pressurized stream of air with an abrasive, which is propelled onto the surface of steel to remove paint, rust, and contaminants. Abrasive blasting can also be used on concrete to remove discoloration and other marks, and on brick and masonry to clean it.

Dry Abrasives used in surface prep include sand, sand substitutes, coal slag, steel grit and garnet. Dry abrasives are sometimes combined with a sponge media to reduce dust at the site of the blast, and sponge is recyclable.

Capture and collect the blast media.

Uses water with abrasive, reducing dust.

A hand-held power tool that removes contaminants and creates a surface profile using wire belts, typically used for small areas.

Typically used on concrete to remove existing coatings, and dirt.

Water only, at high pressure to clean surfaces and create a profile.

Spray Foam Services

Paintings & Coatings

Painting & Coatings provide two primary functions that are of considerable economic importance-decoration and protection. About 55% of the coatings produced worldwide are used to decorate and protect new construction as well as to maintain existing structures, including residential homes and apartments, public buildings, and plants and factories. Another 35% of the coatings are used to decorate and/or protect industrial products. Without coatings, product lives might be shortened drastically and many products would not even be marketable. Most of the remaining coatings, called “special purpose,” are used for miscellaneous applications such as traffic paints, vehicle refinishing, high-performance coatings for industrial plants and equipment, and protection of marine structures and vessels.

Intumescent Paints for Structural Fire Protection

The most common use for intumescent paint in architecture is to provide an aesthetically pleasing finish on exposed structural steel members.

Typical spray applied fireproofing provides a thick and spongey surface that requires a finished surround to hide and protect the steel member. Intumescent paint provides the same level of protection in a coating that looks like a thin layer of paint.

The paint product is applied to the steel in layers as needed to generate the thickness that corresponds to the level of protection mandated by the building code. A final layer of intumescent paint is mixed with pigments that provide the desired finish color for the steel.


Lead Encapsulation

Lead encapsulation refers to covering up or containing a surface coated in lead-based paint. Encapsulation is generally safer for workers to complete than removal, is less costly and requires less downtime. Lead encapsulation methods include: Sealing in the lead hazard by using encapsulation paint.


Shop Services
“You bring it to us and we clean, blast & paint it.”

C3 Industrial also offers a one-stop truck bedliner restoration service. We’ve teamed up with Rhino to bring you quality spray-in bedliners applied by our experienced staff in an efficient, environmentally friendly blast and paint facility.

TuffCoat® coating is Rhino Linings Corporation’s hardest truck bed lining yet. TuffCoat® coating is a tough-as-nails truck bed liner at a great value! It is best for surfaces exposed to heavy impact and scratching. The TuffCoat® bed liner is strong, great-looking, and provides your bed liner with the ultimate protection.


  • Excellent impact resistance
  • Good abrasion resistance
  • Excellent corrosion resistance
  • Very good chemical resistance
  • Reduces noise from vibration and impact
  • Economical solution
  • Black or custom dark colors available with UV top coat
Call Typical Applications:

  • Truck beds, floor boards, wheel wells, rocker panels, etc…
  • Landscaping and pool vehicles (excellent chemical protection)
  • Commercial vehicles
  • Excellent non-slip flooring when used in combination with a broadcast medium
  • Trailers carrying excavators and other tracked vehicles such as snowmobile trailers
  • Digesters and clarifiers
  • Speaker boxes
  • Hard coat for EPS foam such as signs and architectural forms

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Call C3 Industrial today for pricing and scheduling.