If you’re looking for surface preparation equipment for sale, United Rentals has a wide variety of concrete and metal surface preparation tools to choose from. From sweepers and polishers and scrubbers to pressure washers and sanders and strippers, United Rentals provides several surface prep tools to ensure you have what’s necessary to clean and prepare surfaces at your worksite. Our robust lineup of surface prep tools includes used equipment of all sizes and capabilities from reliable manufacturers like LayMor, Mi-T-M, Tennant and more. Plus, you can filter products by price, manufacturer and model year, so it’s easier than ever to find exactly what you need.
Quickly and easily pick up metal debris with one of our magnetic towable sweepers, or choose an industrial outdoor sweeper to clear larger construction sites. Looking for an easy way to strip away tile or other flooring materials? Check out our selection of compact strippers for sale. Whatever you need, United Rentals is here to help you find the best surface preparation equipment for your specific project. Additionally, to keep your owned equipment in tip-top shape, check out our Customer Equipment Solutions to help safeguard your investment. For more information on our surface preparation tool lineup, contact one of our used equipment sales experts.
Learn more about surface preparation equipment in our FAQ section below.
Depending on what project you’re working on, specific steps for surface preparation may vary. However, many steps are the same across various use cases. First, it is essential to clean the surface thoroughly. Pressure washers are a good option for effectively cleaning large exterior projects. Then, you must remove loose paint, old caulk and other leftover material by scraping and sanding the surface. For optimal caulking, you and your team want to ensure the surface is clean and smooth.
Surface preparation — sometimes known as surface prep — is the process of thoroughly cleaning, stripping and smoothing a surface before painting, coating or taking any other steps. Depending on the surface material and exposure, you and your crew will choose from several surface preparation methods, such as acid etching, sandblasting, high-pressure water blasting and more.
To prepare a surface for tiling, you will first need to remove any loose plaster, wallpaper, screws, hooks or other fittings from the surface. Then, fill any large holes and cracks and ensure the surface is level. Finally, use a vacuum to remove any additional dust or debris and wipe the surface clean.