Sandblasting is the process of cleaning the surface using sand as an abrasive medium delivered with a stream of pressured air at a high velocity through a nozzle onto the surface to be cleaned.
Although according to the technological terminology a better name for this cleaning method is bead blasting, since various media are used besides sand, in the presentation below we have used the expression ‘sand blasting’ as it is the term most commonly used in practice.
Different types of stream media are used depending on the material to be treated.
Various degrees of cleaning can be achieved by using sand blasting. When cleaning metal surfaces, these can be divided into the following 4 groups:
Cleaning to an almost shiny metal surface- SA – 2½
Sandblasting with a cleaning effect, similar to brushing- SA – 1
Normal cleaning of the surface without achieving a really shiny effect- SA – 2
Cleaning to achieving a truly shiny metal surface- SA – 3
The degree of cleaning is determined in advance, according to the subsequent application of protection, depending on whether this will be some kind of anti-corrosive paint, varnish paint, adhesive primer, galvanized or plastic coating.
Sandblasting technology, in addition to being used for cleaning metal surfaces, for depolishing glass for decorative purposes, for removing traces of old varnish or paint on wooden surfaces, for cleaning plastic objects, electronic devices, and so on, as well as for removing buildup and deposits from concrete, for cleaning facades of buildings, in the leather industry and in many other spheres.
Due to the specifics of the process, when determining blasting prices by phone, estimates will be quoted. The exact price will be determined by a consultant-specialist in the production facility or after a direct inspection on site.