Queensland’s Leading Abrasive Blasting & Surface Coating Service

Welcome to Waters Abrasive Blasting Services

Waters Abrasive Blasting Services (WABS) is the trusted industry leader for surface preparation and protective coating needs across Queensland. Based in Townsville, our team has over 30 years of experience with a proven record of delivering high-quality service to Queensland’s leading commercial, military and mining industries.

As our region continues to prosper and grow in diverse avenues such as renewables, refineries, agriculture, bulk exports, mining and power sector, so do the services we provide. We have an impressively sized blast yard featuring a hanging monorail area, overhead crane system and all the equipment required to unload and load any item. Using this, our team can take on any project with skilful expertise.

What We Do

Abrasive Blasting


UHP Water Jetting

Two-Pack & Epoxy


Intumescent Protection

Hot Metal Spray

Vacuum Loading

Site Services

30+ Years of Experience

WABS Advantage

  • We work honestly with clients and take feedback on board 
  • We provide a professional quality service on time and within budget 
  • We work closely with our suppliers and focus on quality Australian-made equipment and products 
  • We foster a positive and safety-driven workforce with transparent lines of communication

Delivering Excellence

We strive for excellence in our service provisions and client relationships. To deliver quality projects that exceed expectations, we plan, implement, and control systems that facilitate quality management of our projects. We achieve this through:

  • Having an established and legally compliant WHSMS and QMS
  • Adhering to relevant industry legislation and conforming to recognised standards or company accreditations
  • Maintaining open lines of communication within the company and with our clients
  • Continuous improvement and people management 

    Our Staff Qualifications

    • NACE CIP 2
    • Certificate III Surface Preparation and Coating Application
    • MSMSS00004—Operate a High-Pressure Water Jetting System
    • Confined Space and Working at Heights

    Our Accreditations

    • PCCP – Painting Contractors Certification Program run by CSIRO Australia
    • QBCC—Company Licence #15204543
    • ERA17 and 57 Certified and Mobile Certified
    • Currently Working Towards ISO 9001, 14001, and AS/NZ 4801 by the end of 2021
    • WorkCover and Public Liability Insurance

    We Provide Services for

    (mining, construction, defence)

    Marine authorities

    Port authorities

    Commercial works

    Building upgrades

    Shopping centres

    Government tenders

    Council works

    Committed to Sustainability

    In 2013, WABS participated in the ‘Clean Technology Investment Program’; during that program, we installed a 100kW grid-connect PV solar system onto the paint shed roof. This initiative was fuelled by our desire to reduce our energy usage as a company and utilise natural energy, which is highly accessible in our sunny location. The system was the first of its kind in our area at the time and comprised of six SMA Sunny Tripower STP15000TL-10 solar inverters, a 100kW Phono PV solar array and a GT CEC-3000M Zero Export Controller.

    Supporting Our Community

    We play an active role in our community; in particular, we provide financial and sponsorship support to local fundraising activities, sporting groups and community organisations.

    We are proudly committed to developing a sustainable future for our company and staff by working together with our local community to achieve success in all that we do. 

    Even though we are based out of Queensland, we can provide services Australia-wide. Reach out to our team today!