Blasting and Coatings

The Blasting and Coatings team at SMS take great pride in the work we carry out as we believe the corrosive barrier is your first line of defence against corrosion. It is essential that all paint systems are applied within the strict guidelines and recommendations set out by the paint manufacturers and the worldwide corrosion authority.

Our multi-skilled and dedicated workforce are trained and competent in all aspects of blasting disciplines and paint application. With our on-site NACE Level 2 qualified paint inspector you can be sure all work is completed to a top quality professional finish.

Our Services Include:

  • Abrasive Blasting 
  • Vacuum Blasting
  • In-house Blasting Cabinet Work
  • Track Machine Blasting (10/20 inch)
  • UHP Water Blasting (30,000-40,000 PSI)
  • HP Water Washing (500-6000 PSI)
  • Chemical Steam Cleaning
  • Mechanical and Manual Descaling 
  • Airless and Conventional Paint Spraying
  • Application of all Multi Component Epoxy Paints
  • Non-Slip Deck Coating Applications
  • Industrial and Decorative Coating Applications
  • Sign Writing and Logos
  • Gold Leaf Application 

We have a long standing positive relationship with many of the leading paint manufacturers within the industry, we will always discuss with both the client and manufacturing representatives the most cost effective yet suitable preparation and coating system to use.

Southampton Marine Services Coatings Department have been successfully involved in several projects, these include our in-house projects such as the superyacht ‘MY Alicia’, new build work boat ‘Alyssa’ for the Scottish fish farms and most recently the ‘Merlin’ work boat for Svitzer, as well as ongoing work on their existing fleet. We also have a catalogue of completed projects outside of our own network facilities such as the recent refit to the ‘Red Funnel, Red Eagle’ as well as the ‘Thames Clipper’ vessels. We guarantee to deliver the same professionalism wherever our work takes us and will be there to assist you as the client whenever appropriate.

case studies

HSC Manannan

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QEC Carrier

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MY Shemara

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client testimonials

You should be very proud of all that you do, it is wonderful.
Classic Yacht Owner
Many thanks for your rapid work today; we are back in action again
Chief Engineer, Solent Ship Operator
Please pass on my thanks and also the thanks from my Chief Executive and Operations Director, the support of the SMS team is very much appreciated
Head of Engineering, Solent Ferry Operator
Many thanks for your teams hard graft, the work was completed and as always I am extremely happy with the quality
Colour Sergeant, Royal Marines HM Naval Base Devonport
Thank the welders, the work that they produced was to the highest standard and were great to work with
Project Manager, UK Shipyard
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