Grit blasting a 60ft steel boat and airless spray application of epoxy

This 60ft steel vessel at Brighton Marina required grit blasting and epoxy coating as its old coatings were old and failing, we arrived at 8am and by 9am were ready to commence grit blasting to remove the old built up paint and rust back to clean metal.

the grit blasting was in preparation for using our new airless spraying unit to apply a low solvent epoxy, by 1pm the blasting was completed and the ground swept ready to apply the paint (we used 2 blasting units as speed was of the essence). 

Airless spraying is carried out at very high pressure and the epoxy is pumped at close to 5000psi, this atomises at the gun and achieves a large fan (about 2ft wide) of paint, application is therefore very quick and the thickness of 200 microns easily achieved. we managed to apply 75 litres of Hempadur epoxy in 4 hours in 2 coats-an incredible achievement.