Using a wet sandblasting unit is simple and most mid to upper level primates can handle the task. Take the metal probe and insert into the sand or other product being used as the abrasive. Make sure the air intake hole on the probe is not buried in the sand — the hole helps create the vacuum that enables the sand to be pulled through the line. Next, place the blast head onto the end of the wand and you are ready to sandblast away. Any time you work with this type of power equipment, you want to follow pressure washer safety tips to avoid injuring yourself and others. Wet sandblasting is no different - use protective clothing such as heavy work gloves along with a face shield and long sleeves to protect your body when sandblasting. It is best to do this type of work outdoors but if you need to work inside, make sure the work area is well ventilated.
Wet sand blasting can remove many different types of materials such as:
Sandblasting - Basic Instructions
As with most power equipment, particularly pressure washers, never point the nozzle toward anyone. Always point the nozzle downward when in use and make sure the sand supply line is above the water line - this ensures water will not enter the sand supply. Make sure the sand hose is always dry before use and the most critical step to take is to keep the sand covered at all times to prevent over spray/water droplets from contacting it. When you first begin wet sandblasting you should hold the wand several feet away from the item being sanded. If you get too close this could cause the object to be damaged. When the correct results are achieved maintain that distance. Soon you will be able to enjoy your perfectly smooth surface.