Question: Do I Need To Sandblast Before Powder Coating?

Can you sandblast powder coating?

Sandblasting, commonly referred to as “Media Blasting”, is a method for prepping parts for powder coating, but it can also be an effective tool for removing powder coating..

Can you powder coat without sandblasting?

Should You Always Use Sandblasting? Simply put, yes. As touched on above, without sandblasting any type of coating won’t properly adhere to the surface of a material. The sandblasting not only removes dirt and grime but leaves behind minuscule scratches that make it easier for coatings to sink into and bond with.

Do you need to prime before powder coating?

Powder coatings usually do not require any primer, however there are some vital parts of information missing in order to determine exactly what kind of powder coating system you need for your application.

How do you prep for powder coating?

The steps to powder coating are fairly straightforward. You first need to clean the part to the base metal, removing all paint, dust, and oils. This can be done by media blasting, grinding, sanding, or with a chemical process. Soaking the part in acetone or a similar cleaner to remove residual oils is also recommended.