Sandblasting is a method of using abrasive materials to clean paint or other contaminants from a surface (although sand is not generally used for the process nowadays). It is a very effective process that has a variety of uses. Here are some of the situations in which sandblasting is often used.
Sandblasting is often used to clean cars and other vehicles. Car interiors in particular often have a lot of hard-to-reach areas that are difficult to clean with other methods. It is also used to clean some of the car's working parts. It is not generally used to clean the exterior of the vehicle as a wet method will prevent the body from warping, although it may be used to prepare the exterior for painting.
The method is also used to clean agricultural equipment such as tractors and farm machinery. As well as reaching parts of the machinery that would otherwise be difficult to access, it is much easier to remove the abrasive material afterwards if a dry blasting method is used. Sandblasting ensures that your equipment is thoroughly cleaned wherever necessary.
A third use of sandblasting is for cleaning wood. It is commonly used to clean off the outside of log cabins and homes in preparation for a new application of oil-based protectors. This is necessary every few years to ensure that the home is properly weatherproof. Sandblasting can also be used to clean wooden furniture, prior to staining, sealing or painting.
Sandblasting is also ideal for removing rust from metals. Over the years metal objects, particularly those kept outside such as pipes or containers, can attract rust and corrosion. This can be difficult and laborious to remove with chemical treatments, but it is easily blasted off. Sandblasting is also an easy way of removing old paint from metal objects that are ready for a new coat.
Finally, sandblasting is an excellent method of removing unwanted graffiti from walls and other objects. Such graffiti can be unsightly and obscene and can give the impression that an area is run down. Sandblasting is a very fast method of getting the paint off the walls, leaving the original surface clean and unblemished.
Sandblasting has a variety of uses and can be used on many different surfaces. If you think you could benefit from this process, just get in touch with a sandblasting service today.