Metal Finishing and Shot Blasting 101

Coatings Facility - paint and blast area
Sawyer Fabrication’s blast and coatings facility.

Sawyer Fabrication’s Coating Shop

No custom fabrication shop is complete without a quality pretreatment and metal finishing setup. That’s why we oufitted Sawyer Fab with a large paint and blast facility along with all the metal finishing equipment to get a quality paint job every time.

Our finishing facilities provide the ideal environment for abrasive shot blasting and premium industrial painting year-round.

  • 60’ x 80’ Industrial Coatings Facility
  • 20’ x 60’ Industrial Blast Space

The Path Toward Precision Starts at the Surface of Your Components

Blasting the surface of the part removes grease, previous coatings, dust or rust through abrasion – leaving a clean and slightly rough surface for the paint to adhere to. You need the metal of your components stripped clean to get the most pristine finish possible and to create a tougher exterior that doesn’t chip as easily. 

Sandblasting also prevents corrosion by stripping oxidation off of the steel. Left untreated, the metal will quickly form rust.

A full list of Sawyer Fab’s shot blasting services, media and stripping capabilities includes:

Blast Capabilities

  • Abrasive Shot Blasting
  • Services
  • Surface Texturing
  • Grit Blasting
  • Paint Stripping

Pre-Coating Preparation

  • Coating Removal
  • Grit Blasting
  • Spray Washing
  • Masking
  • Degreasing


  • Painting
  • Plating
  • Powder Coating
  • Mill Scale
  • Heat Treat Scale
  • Rust
  • Other Surface Imperfections


  • Steel Grit and Shot
  • Stainless Steel Shot
  • Ceramic Bead
  • Glass Bead
  • Aluminum Oxide
  • Garnet
  • Plastic
  • Walnut Shell
  • Corn Cob

Metal Finishing – Completing Your Components with Precision and Style

Once all the metal of your fabricated component has been blasted off, it’s time to give them a pristine coat of paint for protection and aesthetics. Beyond good looks, our painting capabilities allow us to deliver the most durable and corrosion-resistant products on the market.

We have a myriad of colors to choose from, and all of our paints can be optimized for your unique application. Whether it’s resistance to heat, flames, water, rust, abrasion or the sun, Sawyer Fab has the perfect paint for your components and the expertise to spray them with precision.

Our industry-leading industrial painting capabilities and equipment include:

Application Methods

  • Air Atomized Electrostatic Paint Gun
  • Conventional Hand Held Paint Gun
  • HVLP guns
  • Rotary Atomizers

Application Process

  • Spray
  • Brush – Roller
  • Textured


  • Selective Coatings

Coating Characteristics

  • Abrasion Resistant
  • Color Addition
  • Condensation Resistant
  • Encapsulation
  • Flame Resistant
  • High Temperature
  • Protective
  • UV Resistant

Paint Color

  • Many colors available


  • Alloys
  • Aluminum
  • Fiberglass
  • Metals
  • Plastic
  • Steel
  • Stainless Steel

No matter what your metal finishing requirements may be, we’re confident that our premium finished components will exceed your expectations both aesthetically in the long-lasting performance they deliver without fail.

See our full list of Finish Capabilities. Or Contact Us to discuss your painting project.