Sandblasting Your Home for an Even Paint Job

Without a doubt, one of the most frustrating jobs a homeowner has is removing the old paint from their house with the goal of getting down to the bare wood. It is a time-consuming job, it’s a boring job, and in some cases it can even be a dangerous job. But it is something that has to be done, especially if the old layer of paint is crackled and if it is peeling away. Just putting a fresh coat of paint over the old paint is not enough to fix the problem.

To get the results needed, you need to have your house completely stripped using a sandblaster machine or having the work actually done by a professional sandblaster. When a professional sandblaster comes to your home, they’re going to have a powerful air compressor and a ton of sand. You will watch in amazement as they literally use the sand to blast the peeling paint right off the side of your home.

Abrasive Blasting by Vacublast is so aggressive that it not only gets rid of the old paint, but it can actually get rid of a thin layer of wood siding. This is a good thing because it leaves you with a fresh and clean surface to work from. It makes adding on that new layer of paint a whole lot easier.

That being said, if you’re thinking about hiring a professional sandblaster or if you’re thinking about doing sandblasting yourself, there are a few precautions you want to keep in mind. For example, if looking to hire a professional, there is nothing wrong with getting a couple of quotes to make sure you get the best price for the job. Specify if the sandblasting will include your windows and trim or if it’s just the siding. The reason why it’s important to specify this is because window and trim work is not usually done with the sandblaster gun, instead it needs to be done by hand and so it can increase the price.

If you’re doing the work yourself, remember that sandblasting is a dirty job. There’s going to be debris around your house, in the gutters, and some might even find its way into your home. With a little bit of prep, you can minimize the amount of after work cleanup you’ll have to do.

If you’re hiring someone else to do the sandblasting, make sure that they will clean up after themselves. You do not want to spend a bunch of money out-of-pocket only to have the annoying task of cleaning up after someone.

If you are going to be sandblasting your home yourself, investigate the wood carefully to make sure that your house is suitable for sandblasting. If the professional is doing the job, they should be responsible for guaranteeing that your house is suitable for sandblasting.

As a homeowner, you know that a new coat of paint can make all the difference in the world. In order for that coat of paint to really make the exterior of your house shine, it needs to be applied on a smooth surface.

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