The first thing you need to do when using a sand blaster is to select the proper blasting media. Despite their name, sand blasters don’t actually use sand. Instead, they can use a variety of different media, including steel grit, glass beads, walnut shells, aluminum oxide, and many more. These materials have different properties, making them ideal for specific jobs, so selecting the proper one is very important.
The second thing you need to do is make sure you follow proper safety procedures. The materials being removed during sand blasting are often very hazardous to inhale or touch. Safety items such as sand blast cabinets, gloves, and respirators help to reduce the risks from these materials.
Once the proper abrasive material has been selected and the proper safety precautions have been taken, sand blasting is actually very simple. Just make sure to use the proper amount of air pressure for the job at hand, and it should turn out great.