Sandblasting is the process of using abrasive particles to blast an area smooth. It can be used to get paint off and to prime areas for painting. Because it uses sand-like particles to blast paint and rust off, it can be rather messy. If you are thinking about using sandblasting for a project, you may have read about the method of dustless sandblasting. There are many reasons that dustless sandblasting could be a better option for you.
What is Dustless Sandblasting?
Traditional sandblasting uses dry abrasive particles as a way to sand an area smooth. This process is similar to sanding, but takes only a fraction of the time and can be done with a large area. There are some cons to this method, though; the main one is that you are blasting an area with what is essentially sand. The people working need to wear protective equipment and have a proper breathing filter. The area to be blasted will need to be cleared out. After that, you have a cloud of dust that will need to be cleaned from the area. It is a messy process and can even cause a fire hazard if not done properly.
Dustless sandblasting uses water to mix with the abrasive. This basically makes a slushy type of solution that doesn’t allow a dust cloud to form. You don’t need as much protective equipment because there is no dust cloud, and there is no risk of breathing in the tiny sand particles. Also, as you can imagine, it is much easier to contain the mixture, which allows work to continue nearby. Clean-up is a breeze, and there is less chance of missing a spot since you can see exactly where you have already blasted.
Is This Method Right For You?
You can use traditional sandblasting and dustless sandblasting on anything that is safe to sandblast. Because the water is mixed in with the abrasive it stays a bit cooler. This means if warping is an issue, then dustless sandblasting might be the better option. Really, the only difference is the price. Dustless sandblasting is a bit more expensive because of the different type of machine that does the blasting and mixing the water. If you need sandblasting done in an area with other businesses, then dustless sandblasting might be better. At Extreme Carpet Care, our experts can help you decide on the best method, based on your project and area.
No matter what your project is, the experts at Extreme Carpet Care know how to get it done right. We can help you decide between traditional or dustless sandblasting or soda blasting. Sandblasting, whether you opt for traditional methods or dustless, can damage the material you are working with if you aren’t careful. Our team knows the right way to clean anything you need without causing damage to it. We will assess your project and give you our advice every step of the way. Don’t hire some amateur; give the experts at Extreme Carpet Care a call. Your property is worth it.