If you’ve ever had to use sandpaper or hand-held sanders for removing paint, rust, scale, and other elements from a surface, you know how messy and tough that can be.
With sandblasting, you’ll be able to do the same job and achieve better results in a short amount of time.
Sandblasting, also called abrasive blasting, is an advanced surface finishing technique.
The process typically involves highly pressurized sand or abrasives being sprayed onto a surface to remove dirt, grime, or create an even surface for coating.
Sandblasting was initially used in industrial set-ups to sharpen and grind tools and smoothen rough surfaces.
But sandblasting has been made safe and non-toxic to be used even in residential settings.
Application of residential sandblasting
There’s so much that you can achieve with sandblasting in a residential setting. Some of these applications include:
- Pre-painting for homes
- Prepping for a thermal spray coating
- Revitalizing surfaces
- Removing paint and rusts off surfaces
- Providing a cosmetic finish
- Cleaning concrete and brick surfaces
- Removing mold stuck to surfaces
- And much more
Key considerations before sandblasting
Though residential sandblasting is deemed safe, it still has some potential risks. Because of this reason, it is best to have full safety gear or instead seek professional sandblasting services.
You also require a permit before taking up the task of sandblasting. Additionally, you need to ensure you cover the nearby structures to protect them against the impacts and specks of dust from the sandblaster.
It would be best also to inform your neighbors of what you’re up to have them prepared.