What is Sandblasting

sand 12Sandblasters clean and prepare surfaces by directing a stream of abrasive particles against a surface. Compressed air is used to drive the sand. Blasting is used for finishing concrete, texturing wood ceilings, roughening walkways, etching surfaces, removing scale, stripping coatings, and surface preparation of products made of concrete, stucco, wood or metal. Blasting provides a surface suitable for subsequent coating operations such as stucco or painting.

Blast machines contain several major components. The air compressor supplies pressure to the abrasive hopper. Abrasive hoses deliver the abrasive from the hopper directly to a nozzle.

There are important specifications for abrasive blast machines and sandblasters. The media flow is the rate at which the abrasive grain feeds into the system. The blast pressure is the air pressure used to create a jet or blast stream for propelling abrasive particles.

Abrasive sandblasters vary in terms of size and mounting. Some equipment is small enough for portable or hand held use, Other systems are large enough to be mounted onto a vehicle that can be driven to the work site requiring blasting, such as a home or business, or building wall under construction.

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