Surface Preparation

Surface Preparation With Ultra High Pressure Water Jetting

Using ultra high pressure water jetting equipment in order to prepare surfaces is a widely used application of Africatuff ultra high pressure equipment. There are several benefits to using high pressure water jetting for surface preparation:

Cleaner than sandblasting

There is a large amount of dust and dirt that deposits on the surrounding area when sandblasting. Water jetting only expels water vapors.

No negative health effects

The silica based grit used in the sand blasting process can produce dust that when inhaled by workers sand blasting or even those just in the vicinity of the work area or even just where the grit is being stored. can over time develop silicosis of the lungs with life threatening results. water jetting only uses ultra high pressure water and so does not rely on silica grit or any other media for that matter, completely eliminating the health risk to your staff. 

Available for wide variety of applications

High pressure water jetting can be use to prepare a wide variety of surfaces, from small parts, to large, vast vertical surfaces or horizontal surfaces. from car chassis to ships hulls and machinery, remove lead paint, rust and all types of containment’s easily from surfaces.

Meets highest industry standards for surface preparation

Water jetting removes all surface material and contaminants. It also prepares the surface so the new adherents will properly stick. there is also no damage or excessive scratching caused by sand blasting grit.


Water jetting is a lower cost alternative to many other surface prep practices. as grit media like silica is not required there is a huge savings not only from eliminating the need to purchase grit but in transportation and storage.

Environmentally friendly

Water jetting does not require chemicals or particles (as in sandblasting) to clean and prepare surfaces for new adherents. Only water vapor is left behind.


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