If you are interested in sandblasting and what to learn more about this process, this is the blog for you. This blog post will discuss 4 things you need to know about sandblasting; however, our inbox is open if you have any questions.
What is sandblasting
Sandblasting does precisely what it says on the tin. It uses sand as an abrasive to remove old and sometimes damaged coatings. Once completed, you are left with the desired surface, whether that be rough or smooth.
Sandblasting is just one method that is used to remove old coatings, old paint, oil, debris or other contaminants. If you are interested in the other methods we employ, you can check out our abrasive blasting section on our website.
1. What material sandblasting can be used on
The process of sandblasting can be used on wood, brick, stone or even fibreglass. Some examples of sandblasting include cast-iron railings, wooden surfaces and buildings. You can always contact a member of our team to find out if we can sandblast your material.
2. Care needs to be taken
Even though you can carry out sandblasting yourself, it is dangerous, and you need to invest in the right equipment and take the time to learn the process. You should take your time to learn the technique and practise.
You would also need to invest in the right equipment, which is not cheap, as well as protective gear that you must wear when sandblasting.
3. Danger involved
If you were to carry out sandblasting yourself, you should be aware of the dangerous implications that are involved when carrying out this process. You would be working with pressurised material, as well as a lot of debris shooting from the surface you are sandblasting.
In addition, some materials used in sandblasting can be highly toxic when breathed in, if you are unaware of how to protect yourself, you are putting yourself and others in danger.
4. Prepare for mess
A of debris is produced when sandblasting, which means that it is incredibly messy. Debris will float in the air, as well as surrounding areas. The amount of mess produced from sandblasting means that you need to make sure the area you are working in is clear and no items are in the vicinity as they could be damaged.
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If you are interested in the services Tech Coating has, or you want to know more about sandblasting, you can contact a member of our experienced and dedicated team today.
Stay tuned for our next blog post.