Sandblasting – Day 2

Written by stephen gale

Well, 7:30pm on Sunday evening and it is all done.  Front, back, chimneys, timbers, and 3 fireplaces.  It took around 45 bags of sand (each 25kgs) to complete the work.  That’s a lot of sand, but I will leave you to do the maths!

It now looks superb, but it isn’t something that I would want to do every weekend!

All the window reveals were cleaned of as much mastic as possible and then cleaned so that the windows can be installed.  The old windows were not set equally – some were further out than others – we will fix this issue when fitting the new ones.  This is why all the window reveals needed to be cleaned.

The newly rebuilt chimneys were also sandblasted.  Dragging all the tubes around isn’t easy work, but it only took 30-40 minutes to sandblast the chimneys.  They do look superb.

I will post pictures of sandblasted timber and fireplaces later.

Working left to right, the front of the property is sandblasted.

Working left to right, the front of the property is sandblasted.

The stone surround on the doorway to number 8 was painted. This doesn't last long when sandblasted.

The stone surround on the doorway to number 8 was painted. This doesn’t last long when sandblasted.

Sandblasting the window reveals

Sandblasting the second chimney was a little easier as the scaffolding was still in place around it.

Sandblasting the second chimney was a little easier as the scaffolding was still in place around it.

Two sidese of the new chimeny have been sandblasted.  The stone was salvaged from the old porch.

Two sides of the new chimney have been sandblasted. The stone was salvaged from the old porch.

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