Providing coating solutions to all types of plant and equipment in all types of industries

Abrasive Blast Cleaning

Here at DF Coatings we operate a very large in-house blast booth which is 16 metres long and is equipped with dust extraction, lighting and grit recycling equipment. We can also accommodate open blazing in our yard, this enables us to undertake the biggest and smallest of jobs.

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UHP Waterblasting

UHP (Ultra High Pressure) water blasting is often the preferred choice where dry blast cleaning is not practical. The advantages is that it’s a lot cleaner as you are using water as the cutting/cleaning media so it is very environmentally friendly, no waste disposal and its spark free.

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Protective Coatings

An industrial coating is a paint or coating defined by its protective, rather than its aesthetic properties, although it can provide both. It provides a barrier from the steelwork to its corrosive surroundings.

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Who We Are

D F Coatings Ltd is a Southampton based company specialising in abrasive blast cleaning, Thermal Metal Spraying (TSA, TSZ), UHP water-blasting and application of industrial coatings including Intumescent protection.

Our CEO Mr. David Figgins has been involved with the industry since 1977 and has built up an experienced team of operatives who are fully trained in all aspects of coating application to SSPC standards and have recently undergone specialist training for qualification to BS EN ISO 14918 : 2008 for Thermal Metal Spraying which has put us on a Preferred Contractor basis for many of our customers. 

We undertake contracts for all industries, including petrochemical, structural steelwork, marine and Heritage to name but a few having recently completed contracts for the MOD, SSE, Intratool and ExxonMobil .

Working from our waterfront premises in Hazel Road, Woolston, close to Southampton docks, we undertake a full range of industrial coating services, both in-house and on-site, covering the whole of the UK and global contracts in Russia, the Falkland Islands, Saudi Arabia etc. and we pride ourselves on the fact that our facility can handle oversize items which many of our competitors cannot.

Utilising our ongoing training programme we aim to supply the highest possible standards of service, in the minimum possible time, at the most competitive price.

We have Level 2 coating inspectors for our QA & QC


Specialist Coatings

At DF Coatings we undertake many different jobs which need specific coatings to maintain and preserve the life of the steel.

We work very closely with Tryton Designs Ltd who is the sole supplier of ENECON High Performance Polymer Systems in the UK

Together we have undertaken massive jobs both in house and on site for Briggs, SSE, eOn & Exxon Mobil to name but a few. We are his preferred contractor for applying these specialist materials.

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DF Coatings Ltd are working to ISO 9001/2008 regulations


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We are Operations Integrity Management System (OIMS) approved EU Number; 403046. DF Coatings Ltd are working to ISO 9001/2008 regulations