Making It — Chapter 8: (Finishing Techniques) Sandblasting

Sandblasting is one of most effective ways to shape or strip and smooth a surface of any foreign material. It has an effect similar to that of using sandpaper, but provides a more even finish with no problems with corners, nooks, or crannies.Sandblasting helps to freshen the material and start the process of making it look new again.

Sandblasting uses compressed air to blast fine sand or other very abrasive, high grit materials through a nozzle and at the object desired to be sandblasted. These abrasive materials quickly remove the surface of the object leaving a clean surface.