Abrasive Blasting Popular for Recoating Projects

Finishes of virtually all surfaces fail at some point. Whether the surface is concrete, metal or wood, resurfacing will almost certainly be required at some point. The most common method for preparing these surfaces for refinishing is abrasive blasting. In addition to simple wear or weathering, resurfacing may be desired as design trends change over time or if the use of a particular structure changes. Another more contemporary use for for this process is for the removal of graffiti. No matter what the reason for refinishing, a surface must be prepared prior to refinishing.

There are several techniques commonly utilized for blasting. Perhaps the best known method is commonly referred to as sand blasting. Various types of sand can be propelled at high speed to remove paint, rust or unwanted surface contaminants. Health concerns have made the use of sand more difficult, but sand is still commonly used. In recent years materials like beads and soda have become [...] 

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Sand Blasting VS Dry Ice Blast Cleaning

What is the difference between sand blasting and dry ice blast cleaning?

When choosing a cleaning method for industrial applications, there are a number of things to consider:

– Safety.
– Time efficiency.
– Cost vs Value.
– Waste produced.
– Environmentally conscious.

While most cleaning methods accomplish the same results in the end, the wise operations manager is well aware of how those results are accomplished and what each process really costs in the long run.

Solvent based cleaning methods, for instance, are very time-consuming and labor intensive. Solvents are harmful to the environment, pose a potential safety risk to the employees and require secure storage and disposal. Solvents also create a great deal of secondary waste (i.e. used solvent, rags, hazardous waste disposal issues etc… ).

Media blasting (sand, shells, beads etc… ) also creates secondary waste, is very abrasive, may harm some surfaces, may embed [...] 

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Sand Blasting – Smooth Out Rough Surfaces

Sand blasting, also known as abrasive blasting, is a process where fine granular sand is applied using high pressure against a rough surface in order to smooth that surface out. In this process the abrasive material is propelled, either with a liquid or a gas (typically pressurized air) through a nozzle onto an uneven surface with the intent of evening it out. Sand blasting can be used on wood, walls, and other surfaces where smoothness is needed for paint or other applications.


This sort of blasting can be done in a number of ways depending upon the results desired. Most common is a portable device that is sprayed on a large surface. If this method is used than the operator of the blaster should take precautions, such as not working in a confined area or wearing personal protective equipment, commonly known as PPE. Some methods (such as wetblasting, or sand blasting using water) negate the risk of airborne contaminants, but pose another risk in the [...] 

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Pros and Cons of Soda Blasting and Sand Blasting

Both soda blasting and sand blasting are widely used in various industries for their speed and precision in smoothing, cleaning, or removing surface finishes. Both consist of blasting a surface with “media” to remove paint, dirt, or other undesirable surface contaminants. The list below seeks to clarify the differences between the two.

Soda Blasting Pros:

Eco-friendly – The media used when soda blasting is bi-carbonate of soda. Although it is a larger particle of soda than that used in the food industry, it is the same purity.

Nontoxic – Sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3), is a major element in the human body and is not toxic by ingestion, inhalation, or dermal contact. In fact, soda blasting is endorsed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the FOOD & Drug Administration (FDA) and is Kosher approved.

Non-abrasive – Bicarbonate of soda is very soft, only 2.4 on the Mohs scale of hardness. With soda blasting, the soda crystals [...] 

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Main Aspects Of The Process Of Blasting Sand

A construction site always repels normal city dwellers, who wish to stay away from the pollution caused by flying dust or ash. It is essential to note here that these sites give out enormous amounts of concrete ash and dust, which can be harmful to human health. Have you ever wondered as to how the large number of manual laborers toiling day in and day out at these construction bases are able to withstand the ill effects of this concrete ash? If you have not taken a close look at any of these construction sites, then you must have failed to notice that each of the workers wear protective gear to stay safe from the ill effects of dust or ash generated in the process of building concrete structures.

What Is Sand Blasting?

In terms of protective gear usage, the process of blasting sand demands the maximum amount of protection. As is evident from the name, the process is a blasting technique, in which, high pressure jets of abrasive material are used. The technique [...] 

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