Media blasting is accepted as a way of eradicating coatings from most any floor. In log home restoration, it really works nicely at eradicating old stains and finishes to organize the wooden for a brand new sealer. Like every software, it has it is place, however generally is over used.
Media Blasting or Abrasive Blasting is the method of utilizing compressed air to propel abrasive particles from a shot blasting machine or blasting pot, by means of a hose and onto a floor at a excessive charge of pace in a manner as to take away the prevailing coating and to be an efficient cleansing therapy. Media Blasting for floor preparation removes undesirable coatings and leaves a clear floor prepared for re-coating or different sorts of ending.
Utilized in log home restoration, many contractors use it to take away any sort of coating, oil or latex or simply for cleansing to take away grayed out wooden, filth and mildew. Due to the character of the method, it’s costlier than the fundamental chemical strip and requires some specialised gear. An industrial sort air compressor able to producing not less than 185 cubic ft per minute of air quantity have to be used. Some contractors personal their very own, however most lease one as wanted. Additionally a particular “blasting pot” designed to dispense crushed glass, baking soda and floor corn cob media is used. It’s just like a sand blaster, however modified to deal with totally different media. Together with this particular gear, a number of thousand kilos of the media itself is required. Three to 4 thousand kilos in common.
Utilizing Media Blasting for log home restoration does a superb job of eradicating no matter is on the logs, nonetheless it’s actually finest fitted to the more durable to take away water based mostly and latex stains and paints. Chemical stripping however is finest fitted to oil based mostly stains which is 75% of what’s used on log properties on this space.
Media Blasting has it is benefits. The most important being that it’s a dry course of. When the end or coating is eliminated, the stain might be utilized instantly. There isn’t a ready for the logs to dry as with chemical stripping, and no water to cope with contained in the home from leaks. Additionally, the used media might be gathered up, sifted and reused. As soon as spent, it may be bagged and disposed of or, being biodegradable, it may be unfold out and used as a soil modification.
The precise blasting is a reasonably quick course of as soon as every part is about up and staging and scaffolding is in place. Often two individuals can deal with the work; one working the nozzle and one filling the hopper, adjusting air/media mixtures and watching that the equipment and hoses are in good working order and operating correctly.