Commercial sandblasting on wood has become popular among wood craftsmen and carpenters. The reason being, so many people still love natural wood, and restoring wood to what it used to be is what drives these woodworkers.
Sandblasting is used in cleaning wood furniture or any other wood material;
- To achieve Its original beauty or end up with a glossy surface on wood materials
- To age the wood for a more vintage look
- To remove layers of paint from the wood surface
This is possible without applying heat or wood chemicals. The methods used in sandblasting wood are generally mild and non-harmful especially if you want to restore the wood to its natural look. In that case, biodegradable materials such as walnut shells are used.
In the case of an “aging look”, the wood is put under distress by use of a hard media such as sand, but it all depends on the strength of the wood.
The process of sandblasting wood
Commercial sandblasting on wood is not a regular manual job. The process involves the use of compressed air in a specific blasting machine with hydraulic hoses attached to the machine and the blasting materials used most probably sand is added inside the machine. The process is managed at 40-100 psi.
The sandblasting process on wood should be done carefully with a lot of attention because you don’t want to damage the wood fiber, that is why harsh media is not used in sandblasting wood. And for that reason, sandblasting ought to be done by trained experts with full knowledge of the precautions to take during the blasting process.
After sandblasting on wood, the probable result will be the wood will return to its natural beauty without paint or any coating or the wood will age or in the worst-case scenario, it might be damaged. So, before you take on the sandblasting job, decide the outcome you want and seek a professional for the right way of sandblasting wood.
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