How Much Does Sandblasting Cost in 2024? | Checkatrade
Request a quote
Review a Trade

Have you completed a project recently? Let your tradesperson know how they did.

Advice Centre

Get Inspired! Check the latest industry expertise and read insider tips from our vetted tradespeople.

Search For A Trade

We interview and vet all our tradespeople to ensure they meet our high standards.

Join Checkatrade

Join us and benefit from the millions of potential customers who use Checkatrade to find reliable tradespeople.

Advice Centre

Grow your business! Check out top tips and expert advice for boosting your reputation online.

Login To Your Account

Edit your profile, view callback requests and ask for feedback from customers.

Last updated on June 6th, 2023

Sandblasting cost guide

When we talk about sandblasting, there are generally two types of sandblasting projects involved – sandblasting items, such as furniture or car parts, or sandblasting buildings. In this guide, we look at the average sandblasting cost for both types.

Sandblasting is typically done to prepare a surface to be coated in some way, either with a sealant, varnish, or paint. All the costs featured in this article act as a guide, but sandblasting costs will vary across the country and depending on the type of project.

If you’re considering sandblasting, we recommend speaking to your local sandblasting experts to get their professional advice and accurate quotes for prices in your area.

How much does sandblasting a house cost?

ItemRange - LowRange - HighAverage cost
Sandblasting items
Car wheel£15£55£35
Car chassis£80£100£90
Motorcycle frame£60£100£80
Patio chair--£40
Patio table£30£90£60
Sandblasting a house
Exterior face of a house£600£1,200£900
Wet sandblasting a house--£2,800

Our costs are ballpark averages – get a local tradesperson to quote now

Sandblasting is a great way to prepare your home for painting or restoration work. It’s one of the most effective ways to strip old layers of paint, dirt and other materials. The average cost for sandblasting an exterior face of a house is about £900.

The cost of wet sandblasting a house covering approximately 1,500 square feet, is around £2800. Carrying out that work would take the good part of a day, depending on the exact size and layout of the property.

If you’re looking for the cost of sandblasting wooden beams in your home, speak to your local sandblasting specialists for their advice. Due to the extreme abrasive force of sandblasting, it’s often better to use alternative treatment methods on wood.

See the tradespeople we've checked and recommend for your job

Factors affecting the cost of sandblasting a house

There are a number of factors that can affect the total price you pay for sandblasting a house. The most common are:

  • Size and layout of the property
  • Whether it’s interior or exterior sandblasting
  • Any prep work needed
  • Any permits required
  • Where you live

Sandblasting costs will vary from one area of the UK to another and are often determined by the type of grit being used, the size and condition of the material being removed from the surface, and how easy it is to access all the parts of the house you want sandblasting.

An additional cost that affects some sandblasting projects is any damage caused by the sandblasting process itself. In some cases, sandblasting can damage the doors, windows, paint or other features of a house and you will generally be responsible for those repair costs.

cost of sandblasting a house

See the tradespeople we've checked and recommend for your job

Sandblasting radiators cost

On average, the cost of sandblasting a radiator is about £55 per radiator. That price will depend on the condition, size and location of the radiators.

Wheel sandblasting cost

Sandblasting is commonly used on car wheels to remove layers of grease and dirt. The average wheel sandblasting cost is about £35 per wheel. If your car chassis is in need of sandblasting the average cost is around £90.

Useful sandblasting checklist

  • If you’re considering sandblasting, speak to local specialists for their professional advice and options for your project
  • Ask for detailed quotes with accurate sandblasting costs in your area
  • Discuss the need for permits and any other potential costs you may incur
  • Shop around for fair and competitive sandblasting costs
  • Always hire a tradesperson with relevant experience and ask to see examples of their recent work
See the tradespeople we've checked and recommend for your job
Blue tick
The tick you can trust

8/10 homeowners would choose a tradesperson endorsed by Checkatrade over one who isn't*

Claims are sourced from a survey conducted by Deep Blue Thinking on a nationally representative UK sample in November 2021. *8 out of 10 people would choose a trade endorsed by Checkatrade compared to one that isn’t endorsed.

Tell us what you think

Please note, you cannot leave a review, or contact a tradesperson by commenting.

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

What others think of this article:


Hi Sarfraz, thank you for your comment. I recommend filling in our request a quote form to get quotes from tradespeople near you.

Sarfraz Awan

Want to have sandblasting of rusty steel beams in a new under construction building. Location Stevenage SG1. Will Take 1-2 days. Need cost per day.

Also in this project

Graffiti removal cost guide

Graffiti plastered on buildings, fences and other objects can make any neighbourhood look unattractive and neglected and therefore lower the value. If graffiti is left in place, the area can also beco...

Read more
Alloy wheel painting cost guide

For instant results to give your car a new lease of life, explore our alloy wheel painting cost guide. For standard & chrome finish, and standard & split rims....

Read more
Painter and decorator prices

One of the best ways to give your home a fresh look and feel is with a lick of paint. We’ve put together this cost guide to show you average painter and decorator prices in the UK....

Read more
Conservatory cleaning cost guide

Regular cleaning is a must if you have a conservatory. It keeps your conservatory looking its best and letting in lots of natural light, whatever the season. Crucially, cleaning also prevents debris f...

Read more