|The Sandblasting Process
Sandblasting is an artform of its own. Cool, dry air is collected in a tank of sand at extreme pressure. The air and sand mixture is then forced through a ceramic nozzle, stripping away everything in its path.
The rubber mask protects areas of the sign blank by not permitting exposure to the blast mixture. The exposed areas are eaten away, leaving beautiful natural patterns in wood, and sand textured surfaces in foam.
After sandblasting the sign blank, it is cleaned and prepared for the priming and finishing processes.