Blast cleaning wood can be accomplished successfully using corn cob grit. The pictures below depict a graffiti covered wood bridge, both before and after blasting with corn cob grit. This graffiti removal operation was accomplished using a Portable Pressure Blast System with two different grit sizes of corn cob. These excellent results allowed the bridge to be restored to its original condition and beauty. Similar processes are used for log home cleaning. Wood restoration after fire and water damage can also be accomplished using corn cob blasting.
Portable Pressure Blasting Before and After
Kramer Industries Inc, has a long history helping companies with wood blasting applications. Our customers come back to us for all their wood stripping needs because we deliver quality every time.
Why we need wood blasting?
- Removal of old paint
- Removal of tar coatings
- Application of fireproofing
- Application of woodworm treatment
When it comes to hard and softwood blasting, using state-of-the-art industrial blasting media equipment is always recommended . Combined with our years of experience, knowledge of being able to select the correct abrasive blasting media and correct machine settings,all types of paint, varnish, soil, soot, and grease from old and large wood-frame buildings and barn conversions can be removed.
We have a solution to your problem. Choosing the appropriate abrasive blast media is always the most important part of any job.
Wood blasting is the best solution for removing old failing stains and finishes from wood materials. Corn Cob is a versatile all-natural abrasive used in Blasting, Tumbling, Polishing, Vibratory Finishing. Corn Cob Grit is environmentally friendly, biodegradable, and compo stable. In blast operations, cob is reclaimable for multiple uses and safe for use on delicate surfaces and parts.
Wood blasting is similar to typical abrasive blasting with a couple of exceptions. First of all, finely ground corn cob (40/60 grit) is used as the blast media to reveal fresh wood and restore its original beauty. Corn Cob Grit blasting can also be used on wood siding.
Corn Cob provides a smooth and even finish in restoration. Reclaimable & reusable, this blasting method quickly removes the old stain, watermarks, and debris to prepare wood for new clear coats and stain. Additionally, corn cob media will not etch glass, so it is also safe to use near and around windows.
Advantages of wood Blasting
- Since water is not used, the surface can be coated with preservatives and Stains immediately
- Corn Cob blasting produces only minimal dust, so containment is not a significant concern.
- Produces a surface that is ideal for coatings to achieve excellent penetration and adhesion
- The Corn Cob media is bio-degradable and non-toxic
- Can be the most environmentally friendly method
- Workers are not exposed to chemical hazards