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 [...]