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Sandblasting wood

Posted by Doug Ellwood on January 11th, 1998 10:12 PM
In reply to Sandblasting Interior Wood Ceilings/Beams by Tim on January 11th, 1998 07:19 PM [Go to top of thread]

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Tim,sandblasting is an excellent way to remove paint from wood.
Considerations must be taken into account like
air pressure, type of sand and site prep.
I have sandblasted many types of materials from wood
to brick and antique cars. The first thing is this
wet/dry question, it is an issue only if the home is currently occupied,
the "wet" factor reduces dust from the procedure. However,
this will by no means eliminate the "mess", it may
in fact worsen the cleanup. I would suggest tarping area
and taping all air vents etc...The nice thing about sandblasting wood
is it removes paint in the grooves, however with the wrong sand and
pressure it will dig in too deep and ruin wood. Try a test piece
and work on the technique. Always work with the grain, there are hard and soft parts of the wood's
surface, try to eliminate the wavey look pattern.
Remain consistant with your movements its all in the wrist. Hope this
helps.... good luck Doug

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