What Is Sandblasting?
Sand blasting is a general term used to describe the method of blasting fine particles of media using compressed air. Sandblasting has been used for years as a surface preparation technique. When painting a surface, one does not want dirt, dust or bubbles trapped in previous layers of paint or any imperfections under the new layer of paint. When sandblasted, the surface will be smooth, clean and prepared for paint or any other coating.
What Is the Difference Between Dustless Blasting and Sandblasting?
Dustless blasting is when water is mixed in with the media, which produces less dust than dry sandblasting. Sometimes dry sandblasting is not permitted in certain areas, making dustless blasting a wonderful alternative.
What Is Sandblasting Used for?
Sandblasting is used to remove paint, grime and many other coatings from almost any surface, such as brick, metal or concrete.
Can Metal Objects Be Sandblasted?
Yes, metal objects can be sandblasted. Depending on the thickness of the metal, we can decide on the best media for the job. For example, if you have a vehicle that still has the chrome or windows attached, the best media to use would be soda. This media takes the paint and imperfection off without damage to the chrome or windows.
Are There any Environmental or Health Concerns Associated with Sandblasting?
At Texas Sandblasting, we take every precaution for the safety of your workers, your family and for the environment. All of our medias are silica-free and environmentally friendly. All of our workers also wear required safety gear.
How Much Does Sandblasting Cost?
The cost of sandblasting depends on the scope of the project involved. Give us a call for a free estimate and we can walk you through the process.
How Long Does Sandblasting Take?
The amount of time sandblasting takes varies on multiple factors. For example, a 600-square-foot area takes up to three hours for completion.
Will My Neighbors’ Property Be Damaged During the Sandblasting Process?
At Texas Sandblasting, we take every precaution to protect you and your neighbors’ property. It’s generally a good idea to give your neighbors a heads-up to consider moving their vehicles or other property in order to avoid dust or other particle buildup.
Can You Soda Blast a Boat or RV Without Taking the Gel Coat off?
Yes, when blasting a surface with a gel coat, soda is the media of choice. We can remove coatings that are applied over your gel coat or hard stains without damaging the gel coat itself.
Can Rust Be Removed by Soda Blasting?
Light surface rust can be removed by soda blasting. If rust has penetrated into the surface, then we will be able to use a different type of media to remove it.
Is Soda Blasting Approved by the FDA?
Yes, it is! Soda blasting is non-toxic, non-flammable, non-sparking and non-hazardous. Soda blasting is environmentally safe.
What Can Soda Blasting Be Used for?
Soda blasting can be used for many things, including:
- Building restoration and cleaning
- Graffiti removal
- Wrought iron patio furniture
- Pools and fountain tile cleaning and refinishing
- Paint removal
- Marine antifouling removal
- Removing smoke and soot damage from fire
- Automotive restoration
- Tile restoration
- Sculpture restoration
- Cleaning delicate surfaces
- Trailer restoration
- Much more