Surface Preparation (80)

Trust United Rentals for the right equipment rentals to complete your surface preparation projects. From the quality tools needed to complete smaller surface prep jobs to large-scale equipment for commercial and industrial projects, United Rentals’ inventory of pressure washers, vacuums, drum sanders, floor scrubbers, floor strippers and more helps you get the job done. 

Our drum sander rentals can be operated from a standing position, and our walk-behind floor scrubbers offer a self-propelled sweeper option with an active dust-control system and on-board charging system. Our fleet of pressure washers range from 2,000 to 5,000 psi, have hot or cold water output and can be stand-alone wheeled units or trailer-mounted. Read about how to choose the right pressure washer for your project with our article “5 Tips for Choosing the Right Pressure Washer.” 

Surface Preparation Equipment FAQs

How does an air scrubber work?

  • Air scrubbers can help improve the quality of air inside by removing mold, odors and pollutants from the air. They are portable and can be moved from space to space, or they can be installed in ductwork for larger needs. 

Are electric pressure washers any good?

  • Electric pressure washers are good for small- to medium-sized jobs that you can perform within power cord distance (or extension cord distance) from a power outlet. They are usually lighter and quieter, perfect for cleaning vehicles, tires or outdoor furniture, while commercial pressure washers are used to clean and prep concrete flooring.

When is an exhaust scrubber required for commercial construction?

  • OSHA requires proper ventilation and limits the dusts, fumes, mists, vapors and gases, which can be produced by construction work. Exhaust scrubbers can help remove these hazardous engine exhaust emissions, keeping your worksite compliant with OHSA and other federal agency regulations. Typically, an exhaust scrubber can be added to a machine that operates in an enclosed or semi-enclosed space. 


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Cat Class: 350-2250

Airless Paint Sprayer

  • Advanced digital pressure control
  • Paint output ranges from .7 to 1.1 gallons per minute
  • Lightweight and portable
Cat Class: 220-7056

Floor Polisher, 18"

  • For floor polish, strip, grind, scrub or sand
  • Brushes & pads for various applications
  • 17" scrubbing path
  • 1 hp motor
Cat Class: 350-3000

Pressure Washer Hot Diesel

  • Diesel, kerosene or oil-fired burner
  • Fuel capacity: up to 10 gallons
  • 50-foot hose & quick-connect nozzles available
  • Pneumatic tires available
Cat Class: 220-6070

Ride-on Floor Scraper, Propane Powered

  • Portable and easy to transport
  • Fits easily through doorways and tight spaces
  • Excellent maneuverability
  • Ride-on design to reduce strain on operator
  • Uses: Ideal for large-area jobs on hardwood, tile, linoleum, ceramic tile, carpet, adhesives and more
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Cat Class: 750-1110

Ride-on Floor Sweeper, 40 in., Battery Powered

  • 3-disc scrubber
  • Dust-control system
  • Up to 77" sweeping path
  • Fume-free, battery-powered operation
  • Uses: Ideal for cleaning and drying large areas such as warehouses, airports, hospitals and more
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Cat Class: 350-0003

Steam Cleaner

  • Electric-powered, diesel-heated
  • Quick-couple nozzle, 50-foot hose
  • Tubed pneumatic tires
  • Portable and easy to maintain