Surface Preparation

Surface prep is exactly what it sounds like. It is the process of preparing an old or new surface, whether it be a type of metal or concrete for the application of new product. This is done for a variety of reasons, ranging from a necessity for protection purposes, to something as simple as wanting to modernize a mostly steal structure building with outdated colors to something modern and fresh. This can be done through several methods.

High Pressure Hot Wash is one method that is sometimes required when the surface needs some improvement, but nothing too abrasive. Sandblasting and Bristle Blasting are more aggressive methods of surface preparation that require the use of sand funneled at high speeds through a spray gun or with bristle blasting a very abrasive bristle brush. Acid Etching, Concrete Grinding, and Shot Blasting are primarily types of surface floor prep that we offer as well.

Our experts know what method is needed depending on each project. We recognize that surface prep is the most important step in the process for a job well done. The following are some alternative types of surface prep that are available:

  • Soda blasting
  • Walnut Blasting
  • Dry Ice

The Columbia Industrial Coatings Difference


Budgeting is a key component to the growth of any business/industry. Our team at Columbia Industrial Coatings will meet with you to gather all necessary information in building a budgeting plan to cover all of your companies painting and coating needs for a selected time period.

Budgeting ensures that your facility and or equipment is maintained in top working condition at all times throughout the life of said project. Our plans can be billed as Time and Material or can be tailored to hard cost estimates. In building a plan you avoid the high cost of doing work after corrosion has done its damage.

Give us a call so we can get to work on saving you time and money with our professional and efficient experts.


Columbia Industrial Coatings offers a variety of Industrial Painting services that include but are not limited to, sandblasting, bristle blasting, lead abatement, and tank coatings/linings.

Our experience, attention to detail and expertise allow us to deliver top quality services on all our projects to all of our customers all day every day.


Columbia Industrial Coatings understands how shutdowns are time sensitive and work needs to be completed within a specific time frame. That is where CIC comes in to assist, prepare and accomplish all work that needs to be done within the time frame allotted.

With our years of experience, we are able to offer our customers the upmost in safety, efficiency, and quality that is available in the industry today.  If your company is one that employs shutdowns and outages as part of its maintenance program, we would be happy to work with you in developing a strategy that works call us today to set up a consultation.

Our Team

Our team works hard to provide the best quality industrial painting services available. Each individual on our team offers a unique combination of experience and professionalism to address all facets of our industrial coatings operation.

Our Work

We have over 70 years combined experience in the field. We take every measure to ensure that the mark we leave behind speaks of our integrity and commitment to quality. It is more than just work to us; it is our reputation on the line every time we walk onto a job.

Contact Us

We are always available for free consultations regarding industrial painting services. If you've got a job you're researching be sure to give one of our experts a call or reach out through our contact form.