• Abrasive Blast Cleaning
    Restoration & renovation abrasive media blasting (sand blasting), in and around the Bedfordshire area.

Welcome to CJK Blasting

CJK is a sand-blasting service provider, run by Chris King.

Working with Abrasive Media Blasting

My main focus is to provide high quality services for those requiring restoration & renovation work, in Bedfordshire & the Surrounding Shires. Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire and Northamptonshire. As a sole operator, I’m happy to work on individual projects or the more regular client requirements.

CJK is a blasting service within the shires.  Mobile services are subject to your location, with a minimum workload of half a day . Please call for further details on our services.

CJK Where Quality Comes First

“SAND BLASTING” or what is now more commonly known as “ABRASIVE MEDIA BLASTING” is the process of propelling abrasive media at very high speeds in a constant stream of compressed air, towards a surface.

History of Media Blasting

Abrasive blasting has developed substantially over the years from its former name of “SAND BLASTING” in the past it implied as a name suggested, the use of SAND.

This is now a thing of the past due to the health implications related to free silica which is the quartz element found in most types of sand and rock, this led to an illness known as silicosis, commonly found with minors and quarry workers as well as sand blasters, but like a lot of good changes in life this is now a distant memory, hence the title, media blasting.

There are now multiple types of different medias that can be used in this blasting process from baking soda, walnut shells, corncob, enviro foam, recycled bottle glass, glass beads, coal slag, copper slag, Garnet, aluminium oxide and many more.

How Abrasive Blasting Works

You may have heard of bead blasting, soda blasting, vapour blasting or even slurry blasting, the basic principles are the same.

Media propelled by compressed air at high velocity, with or without the infusion of water. The blasting process is an essential component part to any professional finish.

Having the surface blasted prior to finishing, can easily equal and in most cases, far exceed the original finish of that item or product, just ask any good painter the fundamentals of a good paint finish, and the answer will be:

Preparation, Preparation, Preparation, every time!

This process is by no means restricted only, to your local “Battle Ship” restoration yard, it has many other uses & can be controlled to the most gentle of streams for intricate work or softer materials such as wood, glass & some types of stone.

So, if you are looking for that professional finish, start with the correct preparation, this is the only true route to take.

“Media Blasting” is a rewarding process, because you can truly transform the most awful looking items, that you may think are unserviceable! But under all that rust, paint or corrosion is something of beauty, just waiting to be seen again.

At CJK we can carry out many forms of media blasting, Wet or Dry, on a wide variety of materials such as:

  1. Cast-iron
  2. Steel
  3. Aluminium
  4. Stone and brickwork
  5. Concrete
  6. Graffiti removal
  7. Wood
  8. Glass

Recently CJK has restored with the blasting process & fabrication skills, many vintage cast iron products such as:

  1. Vintage cast-iron water pumps
  2. Cast iron water feature
  3. Vintage hand pillar drill
  4. Vintage cast-iron tables
  5. Car trailers
  6. Motorcycle frames
  7. And even a knight in armour

Please call for further information on are abrasive blasting services.

Media blasting has many uses, it can be used for cleaning, finishing & preparation work. The process can use many different grades and types of media from almost a powder to the larger granular size, depending on the material being blasted or finish required.

There are many different sizes of blast hose and nozzles, all of which create different finishes and blast patterns.

Media blasting can be used on so many different materials as previously mentioned. Most people think, when they hear the old name “sand blasting” of some supper heavy restoration work on a ship or something of equal size.

This is far from the truth, because today’s media blasting can be used for cleaning, preparing and finishing many surfaces including buildings, concrete, wood, brick, stone, walls that have been painted, garden walls that are dirty and discoloured.

Driveways and pathways that have become dirty stained or had paint spilt on, even pathways that have become slippery over the years from wear, can be resurfaced and retextured by the blasting process, giving them grip once more.

Metal parts, components, assemblies, structures, chassis, motorcycle frames, vehicles, engine components.

Media blasting can be used for removing unsightly graffiti from walls, buildings and surfaces.

Media blasting even has a place within the artistic framework, where it is used on glass, wood and many other substrates.

On glass it can be used to create a frosted or incandescent look on items, such as windows. Artistic woodcarving is even done with abrasive blasting and the results can be quite spectacular.

The Blast Cleaning process will reveal inherent flaws and faults in materials. We accept no responsibility, for any damage found during or after inspection, following the blasting process.

The list of uses for abrasive media blasting is long and very varied. Please feel free to contact us where we will be happy to oblige in any way we can.