Sandblasting has always been the go-to solution whenever you need to remove rust, grease, debris, or clean dirt off a surface.
Despite that, some people are still totally green on the subject, let alone knowing where and how it works. This is understandable since it is a pretty complex concept, often handled only by the professionals.
So, if this is you, we’re here to answer some of the most frequently asked questions to better your understanding.
- What is sandblasting?
Sandblasting is the use of high-pressured media (can be sand, glass beads, aluminum oxide, etc.) to clean or prepare a surface. It is also known as abrasive blasting.
- How does a sandblaster work?
There are three types of sandblasters, i.e.;
- Gravity-fed sandblaster
- Pressure blaster
- Siphon sandblaster
However, they all follow the same principle; they use an air-powered pressure gun with an interior coating, usually a ceramic barrel, which protects the equipment from erosion.
The sandblaster works by blasting off sand, or the media in play, onto the surface being cleaned or prepped at high speed.
- Can you sandblast wood?
Simple answer, yes, but with caution.
This technique can leave your wood damaged; it takes a skilled and experienced professional to sand wood without damaging it.
- What surfaces can you sandblast?
Any surface that can handle the high speed of the sandblaster, though the speed can be regulated to accommodate both light and heavy sandblasting.
For residential set-ups, you can sandblast most outdoor features such as concrete driveways and walkways, fences, brick and stone walls, etc.
Do you have any more questions? Our professionals can help
Contact Pacific Media Blasting for all Your Residential Sandblasting Needs
We handle everything, from preparing surfaces for high-performance coating operations, providing a cosmetic finish, removing molds stuck to surfaces, and more.
Feel free to hit us up if you reside in Mission Viejo, CA, and the surrounding areas.