What is abrasive blasting?

Abrasive blasting, Sandblasting, bead blasting, shot blasting… are they all the same?

The quick response is…Yes! For decades the term “sandblasting” was used by everyone, as it was the most used choice of material when blasting. However, today with advancements in blasting technologies and increased awareness of health risks, silica sand is NOT recommended.

The simple idea to explain abrasive blasting, is when a combination of high pressure compressed air and a fine or crushed abrasive material is forced out of a powered nozzle. The forceful contact of the abrasive particles effectively remove rust, paint, dirt and other types of corrosion. There are many abrasive material options that are suitable based on certain requirements, constraints and the type of substrates.


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Omega blasters are well trained working with an industrial or commercial environment.Our staff arrive on time, calculate the required media, sample methods and safely blast and capture all materials from the site.

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As an established painting company, Omega have developed a streamlined formula to ensure an interior painting job is completed to standard. Our interior services include patching drywall, wallcoverings, texture and application of high quality paints.

What is the Right Abrasive Material to Use?

This will depend on the project and results required. When evaluating each type of abrasive material the following come in to play:

Size of ParticlesAvailability/Cost of MaterialsHardness of ParticlesVolume WeightRate of Break DownEase of Clean Up


Common Types of media & advantages

  • Quickly removes paint scale from steel and rust
  • Highly abrasive and does not accumulate moisture
  • Low cost materials

  • Quickly removes paint, scale from steel and rust
  • Very effective (sharp)
  • Gives a smooth finish

Used for general cleaning. Very fine in particle size. Leaves a satin or matte finish

Used for general cleaning and paint removalIs sharper than glass bead and stays sharper longerIs generally used in reclaim systems or blast cabinets Used in glass etching.

Used in cleaning and paint removal on delicate surfaces such as woodGreat for removing carbon or paint from aluminum. Leaves a very smooth finishIs generally used in reclaim systems or blast cabinets.

Used for removing paint without damaging soft surfaces such as fiberglass Very low dust Used on aircraft parts and boat partsIs generally used in a reclaim system or blast cabinet.

Used in cleaning delicate surfaces Popular with the wood crafter Used in cleaning stone and glass.

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Omega’s Blasting services

Work with a firm that has built a strong reputation on sandblasting and abrasive blasting project management. Our team offer a range of services to suit a project and develop custom strategies for every project.

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media blasting services

The practice of using a select type of material depending on the project scope and goals. Commonly, used to remove rust, grease and mill scale. Media blasting can remove coatings with high efficiency and is versatile on many surfaces.

Shot blasting services

Mostly used in the flooring industry when applying urethanes and epoxies on concrete substrates. The type of blasting uses small steel beads/pellets and shoots them out against a surface to create deep abrasive penetration on substrates with high density. 

dustless blasting services

This process adds water to blasting media to reduce heat and dust created. With the reduced heat, it will prevent metal warping and also a safe working environment. Although, dustless blasting is beneficial when other workers are present, this process cannot be used for interior projects.

Success Stories

From small interior painting to large external repaints, our clients are nothing but positive about their experience with Omega Industries.

  • We have had a wonderful experience with Omega. The attention to detail was outstanding. Our doors look brand new.

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  • Ash and his team at Omega Industries are extremely professional and offer the highest level of service. It is no surprise they are among the best in the business! If you are considering them for any project, you will not be disappointed.

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  • Omega Industries did amazing work for me and my company. Ash was great to work with and even finished the job early. I was impressed with the quality of his work as well. I look forward to hiring them again for our next project!

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  • Omega Industries project manage our capex and opex painting projects for our assets and property management division. They are the one of the few contracting company we've worked with where we get honest answers, comprehensive quotes that don't miraculously change with variations and best of all their team don't have the "9-5" mentality. Anthony and Ash are always available and communicating with our property managers on the weekends and after hours. We look forward to working on many more projects for 2018 !

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  • Omega is hands down one of the best companies to work with in the DFW area. I highly recommend them. Their service is always on time and done with the utmost quality. Two thumbs up

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Will you be the lowest bid?

No. We’re a leader in providing highly skilled/specialized services because of our focus on safety and workmanship. No cutting corners on safety or being shady about the number of coats applied. There are many contractors that focus on being the lowest bid, which in eventually turns out to be a liability, unskilled labor or unchecked backgrounds. We are not one of them. Our focus is delivering a premium finish that lasts longer than the memory of the paying the price. This why over 85% of our work comes from repeat clients.

Why are Omega Industries Painters

Very simply, we found an opportunity when GC’s, property owners and commercial businesses were looking for technical expertise to avoid costly errors when making technical decisions. Just like when you go to a dentist, you don’t tell them what you want, you expect their expertise and extensive training to serve you. We found many contractors disappearing into the sunset after getting their check or not honouring warranty claims due to poor workmanship. Our business model is based on providing heavily vetted, educated and skilled labor in combination with selecting quality materials. You get exactly what you want from a commercial painting contractor, i.e. clean worksite, skilled workmanship, background checked staff – without the dramas of unsafe practices, paint that cracks within a month & disappearing acts.

Do you focus on big or small projects?

Everything! From touching up a wall to multi-storey external repaints. We have a large crew who have worked across a range of industries from a retail store to industrial storage tanks. Chances are we’ve worked with on a similar project with close variables, which makes our services the risk-free option.

What’s your availability to start a project?

We need roughly 1 week notice depending on the scope and type of materials. Omega project managers are pros in scheduling, so we will make it work by pulling a few levers here and there internally to make it work! We didn’t grow from 1 employee to over 200+ in five countries, by telling clients we were booked out for months or too busy.


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