Surface Prep

Dry Ice Blasting of Atlanta offers turnkey surface prep and coating services for industrial and manufacturing plants, as well as power and oil industries.

Cleaning with dry ice is the safest, non-abrasive method for cleaning or preparing a surface for coating or recoating. Because dry ice blasting is non-abrasive, materials such as steel, plastic glass or rubber can be cleaned without causing damage to the surface. Dry ice blasting is a dry cleaning process, so there is no time wasted between cleaning and applying coatings.

Dry ice blasting penetrates deep into any pores, profiles, grooves, or crevices until it makes contact with the innermost surfaces.  It will remove microorganisms, grease, oil and most contaminates which contribute to coatings failure. When defects are removed and the deep surface is properly cleaned, coating adhesion and performance improve.

If the surface material needs a more stringent cleaning with profiling, we also offer more abrasive methods of removing contaminants:

  • Abrasive blast cleaning - for the removal of mill scale, rust, old paint and similar contaminants. Abrasive blasting is not effective for removing oil, grease or chemicals. Using various types of blasting media.
  • Wet abrasive blasting - Low-pressure options are used for pre-cleaning water-soluble contaminants and high-pressure blasting can be used for maintenance cleaning. Wet abrasive blasting is the preferable option to dry abrasive blasting when dust is a major concern. Wet abrasive blasting also has the option of adding abrasive material as needed.
  • Hand tool cleaning - Wire brushes, sandpaper, scrapers, abrasive pads, chisels and chipping hammers are used when parts of a job are inaccessible to power tools, i.e., small corners and crevices.
  • Power tool cleaning - Power tools scrape and chip away rust and paint. However, using these tools runs the risk of damaging some surfaces.


When applying paint and coatings, Dry Ice Blasting of Atlanta adheres to the recommendations of the coating specification and product datasheets. Air and surface temperatures shall be within the limits set by the manufacturer for the coatings being applied and work areas shall be relatively free of air-born dust at the time of application and while coating is drying.

Types of industrial coatings applied:

  • Epoxy Coating
  • Polyurethane Coating
  • Inorganic Coating
  • Acrylic Coating
  • Direct to metal
  • Dry fall
  • Safety / Identification Color Coding