Sandblasting is the most suitable method for stripe removal of old paints from concrete surface, adding texture on existing or newly constructed concrete or simply reconditioning concrete surfaces.
Whether you’re working on concrete driveways, patios, walls, or columns, the process of residential sandblasting is the same. If you are reconditioning a surface, you have to be sure that the surface you’re working on was not painted with lead-based paints. This is because of the nature of the sandblasting process; you don’t want toxic lead particles out in the atmosphere.
The process of sandblasting on concrete surfaces
Before getting into the whole process, you need to know this is not a job for everyone, it is wise to hire a professional. You should have protective gear on if you are going to operate the sandblasting equipment.
- Eliminate any potential dangers
You can do this by clearing the work station where sandblasting is to take place, protect anything that can’t be moved by covering them carefully and also you need to make sure that the surrounding environment is free of persons and vehicles.
You can also mask off windows to prevent them from being ruined in the process.
- Set the sandblaster
In this case wet sandblasting is used as it prevents formation of dusts that can blow all over the neighborhood. So, the sandblasting machine is filled with water and sand and the valve is shut off.
- Let the process begin
In this stage, you can turn on the compressor adjusting pressure to 50 Psi. you should hold the tip of the pressure away from your body to the concrete surface and let the blasting process begin.You will be able to adjust the pressure until the sand clears from the machine. Ensure that every part of the concrete surface is sprayed until the surface is clean.
Immediately you’re done with sandblasting, blow the concrete surface with compressed air for a perfect finish and clear all the wastes produced and dispose appropriately.
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