Although the term sandblasting evokes the image of blasting with quartz sand, and is therefore approached negatively, there is no reason not to use the term. “Sand consists of small pieces of stone, grains of sand, which vary in size between 63 micrometers and 2 millimeters.” (Source wikipedia) Regardless of the mineral or raw material, between 63 µm and 2 mm the sand remains. We can continue to use the term SANDBLASTING.
The use of quartz sand, however, is generally prohibited for outdoor and indoor applications, with the exception of outdoor applications where a water spray technique is used. Fortunately, there are plenty of alternatives on the market with a content of
Cleaning brick and concrete walls is already very easy with a high-pressure hose. For a more thorough cleaning or to remove a layer of paint, blasting should be done. Terms such as sandblasting, air gums, moisture blasting, mist blasting boil down to the same technique: grains are projected against a surface under pressure. The grains are harder or sharper than the surface to be treated, resulting in an abrasive effect.
Bricks of a facade – ornamental pieces in blue stone (limestone) in facades and buildings – monuments such as statues – architectural concrete – concrete to be painted over – sandstone – granite – natural stone facade are regularly cleaned by sandblasting.
Euroquartz offers the right products for the right job for your blasting work on stone or concrete under the names:
Both products are available in different grain sizes in bagged goods or on site silos.