Tauranga Sandblasting, your Abrasive Blasting and Industrial Painting Specialists in the Bay of Plenty

sandblasting Protecting your equipment is what we do at Tauranga Sandblasting. Our specialist abrasive blasting techniques apply a garnet blast media to clean metal surfaces and prepare for further coatings. We also specialise in industrial painting with effective protective coatings where appropriate, so you can have full use of your machinery and assets for as long as possible.

We make sure we do the job quickly, and on the day and time we said we would. That way you can use your machinery and equipment till the last moment, and know you can pick it up as scheduled.
It doesn't matter if you have a boat or a bulldozer, a tractor or a trailer, a machine part or a collector's piece. You can entrust its cleaning, painting and recoating to us and know it will be cared for and come out perfectly, ready for years more use.

We do Blasting, Painting and Coatings

Abrasive blasting /sandblasting is only one part of the process to protect your machinery and equipment.
As professional industrial painters, we follow up after sandblasting with a protective coating or combination of coatings – whether paint or powder coat. We specialise in the use of Altex, PPG and International paint systems to give your assets the best, most practical protection available.


We blast and paint all types of industry machinery and equipment

Marine Vessels Marine sandblasting to remove antifouling and apply protective coating to steel or aluminium boat hulls, while on the slipway, in storage, or in our blast booth.
Hard Working Truck and Trailer Units Truck and trailer blasting away grime, rust or old paint from vehicles bodywork, stock decks, chassis or moving parts. Repainting fleet with your colours and branding.
Rugged Heavy Machinery Heavy machinery sandblasting in preparation for refitting, rebuilding, rebranding or simply in need of a clean.
Farm Machinery and Equipment Sandblasting farm machinery to keep your horticultural and agricultural equipment in top condition.
Strong Structural Steel Structural steel sandblasting to remove mill scale, rust, paint, soil, oil and grime build up from metal surfaces such as I-beams and welded constructions.
Smaller Vehicles and Items Sandblasting service includes classic cars, hot rods, motorbikes to golf clubs, you can trust us to clean them as part of your restoration process.
Rust Protection Sandblasting for metal and rust protection. All surfaces we treat will remain rust-free for a long time to come. We can apply an industrial grade protective coating to the cleaned surface within less than four hours, while the metal is still pristine.
Mobile Services We even have a fully equipped mobile sandblasting unit we can bring to your place for items that aren't practical to transport.

Our Use Of Garnet Blast Media Ensures We Operate In A Safe Environment.

Despite our name, at Tauranga Sandblasting we don't actually use sand for our blasting. Instead, we use specially imported garnet particles that are inert and free from the harmful silicates you find in ordinary sand.
The fact that garnet is so inert also means that it contains no particles that may remain behind on the abrasive blasted surface and react with the metal, giving you the assurance that the surfaces we treated will remain in good order for a long time to come.

Committed to quality service.

Tauranga Sandblasting has been in operation since 1980, and has been under its current management since March 2009.
Managing director Paul Fowler and his hand-picked team of professionals are committed to giving you the best service possible. From the initial booking to the way we keep in touch with you, the timing of our operations and the respect with which we treat your belongings – everything we do is aimed at giving you maximum use of your equipment.
Our site on Aviation Avenue in Mt Maunganui is equipped with a 20m x 6m x 6m protected blasting booth, housed inside an even larger clean warehouse and paint shop measuring 60m x 40m x 20m, so we can accommodate even large machinery and vehicles. A close working relationship with nearby McLeod Cranes enables us to move heavy pieces carefully and safely.
For work on marine vessels that are hard to move overland, we work closely with the Tauranga City Council slipway at Sulphur Point, next to the harbour bridge in Tauranga, here we can clean your vessel effectively and quickly.

So, if you have a metal surface to be cleaned anywhere in the Bay of Plenty region, the choice is clear – Tauranga Sandblasting.

To find out more about we can help you protect your assets, please feel free to contact us.

For a gentler clean on your equipment try our Sodablasting Service Sodablasting is safe, environmentally friendly and
  • Cleans steel, metal, fibreglass and concrete surfaces
  • Strips paint from vehicles, boat hulls & masonry
  • Effective and non toxic on food processing equipment
  • Tough on graffiti & contaminates in the industrial sector
  • Is a non destructive cleaning and stripping process


"Tauranga Sandblasting's team constantly delivers high quality work carried out Safely and on time for the last ten years."

Aubrey Gerber - Gull New Zealand Limited

"For the last 3 years we have used Tauranga Sandblasting to blast and re-paint onsite structural steel, refrigeration pipe work and ancillary equipment. Where it is possible, any equipment is relocated to their enclosed and environmentally protected processing facility.

Tauranga Sandblasting have always carried out any work in a professional manner, with due concerns for any environmental, operational and compliance issues before they arise.In conjunction with a paint supplier's specification, we have utilised their experience in recommending  and applying paint systems for long term applications in our harsh environment.

To date, all work done is performing to specification which reflects Tauranga Sandblasting's attention to suitability, preparation and application of paint systems."

Peter B. Martin - Sandford Limited, Tauranga