Paint removal

Paint removal

Do you want to deploy your industrial metal structures project after project without risk of danger or defects? Then you must ensure that the installations are always properly maintained and cleaned. Specifically, it means that you will need to remove any remaining industrial coatings and re-treat the metal surface before applying a new coating.

Iris can help you with this, as we are number 1 within the Benelux when it comes to industrial coatings. By combining our knowledge of materials and products with our expertise as market leader, we can offer sustainable and profitable industrial coating solutions. For the removal of coatings Iris uses two innovative techniques, vapor blasting and induction.

Vapor blasting

With vapor blasting, we remove industrial coating from machinery and equipment by using very little abrasive during blasting. It is a technique where the abrasive encapsulated with water vapor is projected onto the surface. This reduces dust formation up to 90% compared to, for example, grit blasting.

In addition, vapor blasting does not leave behind puddles of water with chemical substances, as the mist created during the process quickly evaporates. Little dust formation and no water residue therefore means cost savings on cleaning and disposal. Moreover, we can offer you a better price for this coating service because with vapor blasting we use very little abrasive.

Vapor blasting is suitable for:

  • Removal of paint coatings and industrial coatings.
  • Removal of rust and corrosion
  • Removal of road markings
  • Removal of graffiti
  • General cleaning of metal, stone and wood
  • Stripping and cleaning of buildings
  • Restoration of monuments and artifacts
  • Lead and asbestos removal
  • Building and grounds maintenance


The second technique Iris uses for removing industrial coatings is induction. This is an efficient, innovative and environmentally friendly way to remove coatings. Induction is based on an economical and efficient electromagnetic process for anti-corrosion coatings on steel surfaces. An alternating current flowing through a coil generates a magnetic field that passes through the coating. The steel surface under the coating heats up, causing the coating to loosen and be easily removed. The thicker and harder the coating, the more efficient induction is for removing it.

Unlike grit blasting, this technique requires no grit, eliminating both the supply and disposal and the handling of huge amounts of grit.

In addition, the paint waste produced in induction is up to almost 100% recyclable.

Induction is an efficient way to remove industrial coatings by:

  • Reducing the duration of the process due to, among other things, easy cleaning after the works
  • No purchase of grit needed
  • Reduces water consumption
  • Avoids use of PPE and waste disposal
  • Reduces the duration of the stripping process by 50 to 60%


Our team of experts is intensively trained and continuously updated in industrial techniques. They are therefore always in possession of the necessary certificates to be able to provide the highest quality industrial coating for your metal constructions. In other words, our services always meet the latest technical, safety and environmental standards.

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