CJK is a sand-blasting service provider, run by Chris King.
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.
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“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.
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.
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.
Recently CJK has restored with the blasting process & fabrication skills, many vintage cast iron products such as:
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.
Exceptional service all round. Chris’s level of care and attention to detail produced a fantastic result. Massive thanks.
Extremely good service, Chris was able to do a very sensitive restoration of smoke damaged brickwork and heavily charred beam on my inglenook fireplace following a house fire. He arrived on time and although the process does create a lot of dust, the floors were protected by tarpaulins and he did an excellent job of clearing up afterwards. I am very happy with the result.
Chris is a lovely chap; keen to help and a font of knowledge. He removed decades of paint on the rear of our house; allowing us to have windows changed before walls are rendered. We are very pleased with the result! Thank you
A very professional efficient service by Chris at CJK. I got him to sandblast tower crane sections for an upcoming job and they have turned out as good as new If not better. M.Cassidy Cassidy Tower Crane Services
We have recently used CJK blasting to remove paint from the exterior of our property. Over the years the house has been painted using various paints which over time have started peeling off and damaging the bricks and mortar underneath. Chris came along on a couple of days initially to test out the best method of removing the paint and discuss our requirements before giving us an idea of what he would do. Once this was confirmed we talked about a date and all met with a scaffolding company. We have had walls sand blasted and steam blasted to remove the paint. Chris works methodically and meticulously and keeps you informed along the way. This was a messy job cleared up on a daily basis. We would have no hesitation in recommending Chris.
We’ve asked Chris to remove old paint from our garden wall. He did a great job, very pleased with the results. The garden was left in clean and tidy state. Thank you very much!
I commissioned CJK to clean up some old cast iron grates. Chris arrived with his mobile unit and did a fantastic, professional job – I couldn’t be happier with the result. He was also meticulous with the clear-up operation afterwards. I have no hesitation in recommending his services. Richard Earl Eversholt
i called Chris at short notice, and he was so helpful and accommodating. He set to work straight away and done the most amazing job of sandblasting our old wooden beams. the transformation was worth every penny, and he was very careful about cleaning up. excellent service, highly recommend!
We contracted Chris to remove masonry paint from the house we bought in August 2020. The damage to the brickwork and internal walls from paint containing plastic is as a result of solid walls being unable to breathe – a must for most Victorian buildings. Chris provided a detailed consultation in which we discussed our needs and wants for the building prior to the work commencing. It was then that we talked about concerns about the potential harshness of abrasive cleaning to the brickwork and he assured us of the measures he would take to ensure that the material he uses would be adjusted to minimise any damage. In addition to this, he carried out a test on two separate parts of our house checking for the differences between the brickwork around the building. We are delighted with the outcome of the work and the professionalism with which is was undertaken. Chris has high standards both in the job he is doing and in the way he cleans up after the work is complete. I know we will be using him again for other work we have still to do in and around our property.
Are paint booth was looking a little tired, and was in need of some restoration. So we called in "CJK ABRASIVE BLAST CLEANING AND SURFACE PREPARATION" to abrasive blast the inside walls & celling. Excellent job ! Thanks Chris.
Dj Uphill-Robson recommends CJK Abrasive Blast Cleaning & Surface Preparation. Chris is a great guy and his work is second to none. Get in touch if ur in the Bedford area for your blasting and restoration work. He only uses the best equipment so you know your job is done right N.A Robson ltd suppliers of abrasive blasting equipment Start a private conversation with Dj Uphill-Robson in Messenger.
Did an outstanding job on my Land Rover wheels. Making the old girl one step closer to perfection. Thanks Chris
Chris has helped me on a couple of projects the first was some tired cast iron garden furniture, the second was an old wood plane that I wanted to clean up. He did a cracking job on both and I would definitely recommend his work.
Chris is exceedingly passionate about this line of trade. As a former serviceman he tackles every job with tenacity and trust. Metal, wood, bricks, stone etc all brought back to their natural condition. His business has invested wisely in all the up-to-date equipment to ensure CJK are the best around. I would not hesitate in recommending Chris and his team to anyone.
Chris took on the blasting of a 40 year old motorbike seat base that had been previously repaired and badly painted with rubberised underbody sealant. I gave him the job because I knew he'd be sympathetic to the old metalwork and not destroy it with agressive blast media and the result is perfect. He's removed every last bit of old paint and any loose corrosion without blowing big holes everywhere. I'd highly recommend him for work on old motorcycle parts as he really does know what he's doing. Thanks Chris.
Used CJK blasting to strip off some heavy layers of paint from garden furniture for it to be restored and was exceptionally pleased with the result. Fast, friendly service and highly recommend.
Gave Chris my ZX6R frame to prep for powder coating, he did a superb and speedy job and a fab finish. The frame looks like new now. Can highly recommend
Had my garden patios an driveway/ gates all pressure washed earlier this year. Great job, No mess, Professional an reliable. Would recommend and use again.
CJK Did a fantastic job restoring our water pump, thank you
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