Generally, the surface of a substrate is roughened by blasting in pretreatment thermal spraying. Since some of the grit remains on the substrate surface, sprayed coating and the adhesion property characteristics are degraded. However, it seems that there is almost no research on this problem. In this study, residual grit is quantitatively evaluated, and a technique for reducing grit is proposed. For residual grit reduction, a solid lubricant was used, and applied to the surface of a substrate or grit; reduction of residual grit was confirmed. After blasting with solid lubricant, it remained on the substrate surface, which could be removed by heating the substrate.