• 9 Austral Place, Derwent Park, Tas. 7009
  • Open 8am-4pm: Monday - Friday
  • drop us an email robin@abandp.com.au
  • Contact (03) 6273 3855

About Us

Working With Excellence

Our Story

A Tasmanian Family Owned Business Serving Our Community for Over 50 Years.


A Leading Blasting and Painting Company in Tasmania

AB&P previously Peterson’s Industrial Painting Service was founded in 1968 by the Peterson family. In 2006 the business was purchased and redeveloped to enable it to grow and adapt to a service driven market. AB&P Abrasive Blasting & Painting, based in Derwent Park, Tasmania, has grown to become one of the state’s leading industrial blasting and painting service providers.

Our People

Staff are trained and experienced in all facets of the use and application of blasting and painting equipment and materials.

Our Guarantee

Our internal quality management procedures include project inspection and testing with fully calibrated and up-to-date technology. We welcome third party inspection on work which requires a warranty by the client and/or the paint manufacturer.

Our Solution

AB&P use state-of-the-art methods and technology to provide abrasive blasting solutions to our industrial clients. From heavy grit and high-pressure for the tough jobs to ultra-fine for the most delicate surfaces, AB&P has the right tools for your project.

Our Team

Mick Reardon (Director)

Mick has automotive back ground as a mechanic and has studies to obtain his MBA has also worked in sales for many years in different industries including Automotive, FMCG and waste management as well as running the family farm. Mick has been involved for more than 40 years in rowing as a participant and as a high regarded coach including at a national level.

The business has been owned by Mick Reardon for over fifteen years however the original business has been in the current location for many years over 25 I believe originally known as Peterson’s. Mick is often asked to look at projects that other contractors have said are too difficult and he has developed a solution to the problem and delivered for the customer.

Robin Rhodes (Business Manager)

Robin has started with AB&P in August 2019 in a newly created role as business manager Rob brings a wealth of experience in Management, Sales, Human Recourses, and Hospitality and has owned his own businesses for several years. Rob role will be focused upon improving the operation and efficiency of the blast yard and will also encompass moving our paper-based QA and site related documents to digital platform. We will also be working in a business development role to help grow our customer base and increase our community profile. Rob enjoys cooking, family time and has coached junior and senior basketball for many years.

Joshua Combes

Josh has worked for AB&P since August 2017, initially training as an Industrial Spray Painter. He provides a supervisory and organizational role for onsite projects as well as hands-on work in all aspects of the companies Surface Preparation and Protective Coating ventures. Training with Tafe Tasmania, Josh has a Certificate II Qualification in Automotive Refinishing and Pathways in Engineering. Outside of work he enjoys spending time with his two Daughters and furthering his wood and metal work skills. He is dedicated to continuing to uphold the standards set at Abrasive Blasting and Painting for quality workmanship and a safe working environment.