Worried your structural steel could become a rusting wreck?

DSCF0032Tauranga Sandblasting provides protection from rust.

Protecting your structural steel is what we do at Tauranga Sandblasting. We clean grime, rust or old paint off its metal surfaces and cover it with an effective protective coating where appropriate. So you can have your beams looking good and bearing weight safely 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 your construction schedule is not compromised and any interruptions due to on-site work is kept to the minimum.

It doesn't matter if it's pre-fabricated steel or other parts to be erected later or if it's an existing structure – if it holds up a roof, floor, water tank or bridge. You can entrust it to us and know it will be cared for and come out perfectly, ready for years of safe use.

DSCF0060What we can do for you.

The team at Tauranga Sandblasting are experts at removing mill scale, rust, paint, soil, oil and grime build up from metal surfaces such as I-beams and welded constructions. Abrasive blasting allows us to not only clean surfaces, but to get into all the little nooks and crannies you could never reach by hand or with power tools to clean out the rust and dirt.

Our site 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 partly assembled structures. A close working relationship with nearby McLeod Cranes enables us to move heavy pieces carefully and safely.

We also have a fully equipped mobile unit we can bring to your site to clean existing structures.

Abrasive blasting is only one part of the process to protect your structural steel. More often than not, we follow this up by applying 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 structures the best, most practical protection available.

DSCF0194How we meet our responsibilities towards you, our staff and the 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 assets – everything we do is aimed at giving you the results you want.

So, if you have structural steel to be cleaned and rust-proofed in the Bay of Plenty, the choice is clear – Tauranga Sandblasting.

To find out more about we can help you protect structural steel or other 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."

Gull New Zealand Limited

"For the last 7 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 - Sanford Limited, Tauranga