Blast Media Applications

Garnet Abrasive Grades for Every Blasting Application


Ship Building and Repair

Garnet abrasive sold by BARTON is used extensively at shipyards throughout North America for blasting coatings, tightly adherent mill scale, and rust. BARTON’s blast media also enables precise control of feathering when blasting weld seams and construction damage. Low dust levels improve working conditions and productivity in tanks, voids and confined spaces. Other proven shipyard applications of our blast abrasives include maintenance of US Navy Vertical Launch Systems (VLS), superstructures, fiberglass hulls, hangar decks, tank work and aluminum surfaces.

Industrial Painting Contractors

Facility maintenance, turnaround jobs, tank projects and blast room work are just a few of the applications where BARTON’s range of garnet helps contractors increase productivity, reduce consumption and shorten the cleanup process.


Applications include tanks, offshore platforms, pipe racks and pipeline projects. High productivity rates with garnet abrasives sold by BARTON speed completion of turnaround jobs and reduce costly plant downtime.

Blast Rooms/Heavy Equipment Repair

Completely non-ferrous garnet grains are used in blast room applications where aluminum surfaces, sensitive substrates or installed electromagnetic components preclude the use of steel grit or shot. Typical heavy equipment applications of BARTON’s blast abrasives involve the overhaul of construction and military vehicles.

Vapor / Wet Abrasive Blasting

Vapor abrasive blasting equipment is designed to work most efficiently with BARTON’s clean, dense, hard garnet abrasives. BARTON 80 HPA® garnet is the standard choice for vapor blasting, with coarser grades used to remove heavy coatings faster.

Denim Blasting

Alluvial garnet abrasives sold by BARTON is 100% uncrushed and naturally rounded, causing less damage to denim than angular abrasives and improving the quality of the finished product. Sub-angular particles and consistent grading of the blast media give the blaster more control in creating the desired blast pattern and surface finish.

Powder Coating

Powder coaters value the high-quality surface finish and uniform profile created by garnet. High durability allows for several re-uses of the abrasives in blast room applications.

Put garnet to work for you.

BARTON blasting abrasives meet the current industry standards including US Navy MIL-A-22262B(SH) and SSPC-AB 1. All grades are QPL listed and CARB certified.