Whether you need a sure-fire way of removing paint, rust, scale, sand, and other materials from a surface, you need to prepare a surface before applying a coating or providing a cosmetic finish.
Sandblasting is the most effective way to do that.
On the flip side, though, sandblasting can result in some unrepairable damage and injure the person operating the sandblaster.
That is why it is advisable to have the right skills to operate a sandblasting machine and have full safety gear.
So, before you take on the sandblasting task, here are a few common mistakes you can try to avoid.
- Disregarding safety precautions
It’s important to note that sandblasting is all about abrasive particles shooting out at an extremely high speed; this only means there could be a bounce back, and you can be injured.
So, before you start sandblasting, make sure your entire body is covered well, and if someone has to be near you as you sandblast, let them be covered as well.
- Using the wrong abrasive media
If you haven’t noticed, gone are the days when the only sandblasting medium was sand. There are a ton of abrasives, from lighter and softer materials like walnuts to hard abrasives such as glass beads.
This only means you need to choose a suitable media based on the material being sandblasted. Using the wrong media may fail to give you the desired outcome or, worse, damage the surface you’re sandblasting.
- Working outside your comfort zone
With the continuous popularity of TV shows, YouTube videos, and the availability of tools, most people are now going the DIY way, even with professional tasks such as sandblasting.
However, sometimes, too far means just exactly that- too far. If you’ve never sandblasted before, it’s best not to attempt it in the first place; it’s okay to call in professional sandblasting services.
You’ll be saving yourself big-time from potential injuries and damages and some cash as well.
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