The what and why of sand blasting
Sand blasting is one of the oldest forms of heavy duty cleaning used today, with its origins dating back to the 1870s. It has a wealth of applications that are as diverse as soda blasting but are in their way entirely unique.
By forcibly propelling a stream of abrasive material against a surface under high pressure we can smooth a rough surface, roughen a smooth surface, shape a surface, or remove surface contaminants. Very few other approaches can do so much to an object or service with so little effort or time, making this one of the most cost-effective solutions available to both businesses and homeowners. Due to its ‘forceful’ nature, sand blasting isn’t suitable for cleaning weaker surfaces; these include those surfaces that you do not wish to change in shape or texture. As stated before, sand blasting has the capacity to reshape or retexture surfaces, such as steel, stone and fibreglass.
Each application and substance calls for a different degree of intensity and abrasion, which is why we utilise a range of different abrasive materials, adapting each one to suit the situation. With this in mind, sand blasting is ideal for:
- Construction sites
- Steel mills
- Mining sites
- Home restoration
Why? Because sand blasting will remove:
Interestingly enough, the abrasive nature of sand blasting often makes it the ideal cleaning method for older, sturdier surfaces and machines, such as vintage tractors. But, whatever the purpose, it is one of the most effective ways to tackle hard to remove stains and substances.