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What are the Benefits of Sandblasting?

Posted by CAMM Metals on Aug 21, 2017 10:13:00 AM

Sandblasting a surfaceSandblasting involves propelling small, granulated pieces, usually sand, at a high speed in order to clean or etch a surface. Many metal fabrication companies make use of this technique because of its effectiveness and wide application. Here are some of the benefits of sandblasting.


Sandblasting is a fairly simple job. Although a professional needs to do the job, it’s not a particularly long or strenuous process. Professionals will lay a tarp underneath the surface being blasted, making cleanup quick and easy. At the end of the process, simply remove the extra material and clean off the tarp.


Sandblasting has a wide variety of uses. It can be used to strip pavement and as a paint removal technique. Sandblasting will polish and refine surfaces while removing dirt and contaminants. This polishing will create a great looking finished product or properly prime a surface for painting. Sandblasting can be used on strong surfaces like pavement or more delicate surfaces like table tops, and can even be used on precision parts such as small gears.

Rust Removal

Rust is a serious problem with metal products. In fact, it is the leading cause of property damage, as it corrodes metal and can spread quickly to other metallic surfaces. If not properly treated, rust can cause permanent damage. This damage is especially harmful to machinery, which could malfunction or be rendered useless if one piece rusts. Sandblasting is an effective tool in rust removal, which is essential to maintaining the integrity of metal products.


Sandblasting is a process that is both environmentally friendly and non-toxic. Because the process utilizes actual sand, there is no harmful dust to be breathed in. It does not make use of any material that is dangerous to people or the environment. The material used in sandblasting can be touched or inhaled without harm to an individual, and can be disposed of without any harm to the environment.

Excellent Results

Sandblasting is an extremely effective process. It can clean almost any surface, removing all contaminants that could damage the product or its appearance. Using sandblasting to clean a product will improve its functionality and longevity. When used for rust removal, it can actually repair damage that rust has done to the surface. Sandblasting is a very effective process to create a perfectly polished product.

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Topics: Metal Fabrication, Sandblasting

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