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Sandblasting Tips

"Here You Have Some Sandblasting Tips"

When you are surfing on internet you can find many different websites about sandblasting, but only a limited quantity of them are from sandblasting users. Most of them are only mere catalogs of sandblast companies. But recently I stumbled upon a website very useful. In this website the author writes about his personal experience using the sandblasting technique in different projects.

Christina (The writer of this blog) talks about the trials and tribulations of renovating, living in and renting a 120 year old brick 2 flat in Chicago. In one of her specific projects ( Sandblasting Radiators) she tried to sandblast some very old radiators to bring them to new life.

In my humble opinion the most important part is her personal sandblasting tips. Here you have some of them:

  1. It is crucial before any sandblasting work (with the tools she used) to remove the vast majority of the old paint. The sandblaster she used did not work well on really thick areas of paint.

  2. Remember to remove water from the hose and air compressor periodically. (it builds up). As the sandblasting time wore on, the efficiency decreased, possibly due to water build up.

  3. Be well protected, and assume that despite the precautions you will have sand or grit everywhere.

  4. Be cautious when you take breaks (ie. don’t wash hands and immediately rub your eyes, clean off the sand on your face). Optimally, you will limit your "break areas" to limit tracking sand all throughout the house.

  5. It’s a long process, so be smart in what you focus on. Focusing on the areas that are readily seen you get a lot more bang for the time spent.


  1. I have recently added a new web site FULL of sandblasting and specialty blasting of all types. You should check it out and we should exchange links. Let me know what you think. Thamks, Geno

  2. I had no idea that you needed to make sure the hose and compressor stayed free of water when working on sandblasting. It makes sense that taking the time to learn the little tricks to the job can help you get the best results. A friend of mine mentioned how he needed to do some metal sandblasting and I wanted to make sure I learned all I could about how this works in order to help him, so I’m grateful for your tips.

  3. Thanks for the sandblasting tips. I have some sandblasting projects I need to undertake around my home, and I want to make sure that I know how to do it properly. I like that you mentioned to make sure you remove the water from the hose and compressor every once in a while. I didn’t realize it could build up, but I will be sure to keep that in mind.

  4. Thanks for talking about how important it is to remove the old paint on the car before sandblasting. I want to have my husband’s car repainted for his birthday, and I’m considering having it sandblasted first. I would imagine that removing the paint first would make painting it easier.

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