Processes - SandblastingSandblasting Services took its name from the term used in the trade when the Company began trading in 1968.

Sandblasting

The use of sand was banned after 1947 because of the amount of silica within the products at the time. Dry sand is now washed and graded to a far higher standard but, even so, sand is very rarely used and mostly for a wet process. Although many people still refer to the cleaning of brickwork and stone as sandblasting, nowadays we call the process Blast Cleaning using a variety of different media products selected to minimise the effect of the physical impact.

Blast cleaning itself is the process of removing surface coatings and finishes from a variety of different substrata usually steelwork. Brick and stone are usually cleaned by the application of specialised cleaning products and water jetting. However, there are occasions when it is appropriate to blast a rendered or brick surface to remove failed paint coatings in order to provide a sound surface for repainting. Materials used in blast cleaning include

  • Sand Substitutes
  • Copper Slag
  • Steel Shot
  • Glass Beads

Different materials can result in a dramatically different finish. We have been in business since 1968 and with our years of experience in material selection and processes customers can be sure that Sandblasting Services will clean your property effectively, safely and sympathetically.

Below are pictures of an occasion when sandblasting was the favoured method for removing a masonry coating holding in the damp which caused the brickwork to spall and allow the damp to penetrate the brick.

Before Sandblasting After Sandblasting
Before Sandblasting After Sandblasting
Sandblasting
See also:

Blast Cleaning
Soda Blasting
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Sandblasting Services
Dane Street Farm
Luton
Bedfordshire
LU2 8PE

Tel: 01582 723723
Fax: 01582 481128
bjohnson@sandblastinguk.com
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