Residential Sandblasting involves smoothing a rough surface or roughening a smooth surface. It also involves cleaning surfaces and restoring them to their original condition. The process can also come in handy when you want to remove old paint from a surface.
This process can be complicated as it has a number of things that need to be put under consideration, from the material to use to what protection gear to wear.
Because of this, it is highly recommended that you find a professional to handle everything. Otherwise, if you really want to give it a go, here is the process to follow.
The process of sandblasting
First, you have to have all the necessary protection needed for this process. That means you have to put on protective gear from gloves, helmets, blasting suits, etc., and make sure the surrounding environment is kept safe.
2. Necessary materials and equipment
The next step is to determine the type of surface you’re working on and the intentions behind the sandblasting process. Knowing the type of surface will determine the equipment you use plus the media to be used for the sandblasting process. For example, if you’re working on a metal surface and you want a glossy finish, glass beads work best.
3. Set- up your workstation
To avoid unnecessary damages and faults, clear up your workstation, tape all areas that are not to be sandblasted; remember to use protective covering for taping and set up your blasting machine.
4. Take it away
Once your setup is done, get started with your project. Make sure to do the blasting process carefully and attentively. Do not apply too much pressure lest you damage the underneath metal or interfere with the wood fibers, depending on what surface you’re working on.
There are different sandblasting systems to use. Get knowledge of what works best on what surfaces and which system will be easier in a residential setup.
If the work feels too much you can be able to reach out to a professional to get the job done. If you reside in Orange County, Riverside, Fontana, Los Angeles County, Beverly Hills, and San Bernardino, Leroy Vasquez Sandblasting makes it easy with their high-quality residential sandblasting services. Call them today.