We do sandblast on occasion, as when topping slabs over waterproofing membrane where runoff would create a problem, or when the architect is adamant about the sandblast texture.
Badge marks applied with acid or sandblast is often so faint as to make them almost invisible.
Lighter panels were cast with Lagrange pink rock and black and red pigment, then given a light sandblast texture.
His guitar is a gristly sandblast to the eardrums, buzzing over a keyed-up rhythm section, and the raw mix doesn't shave off the edges.
Even at low pressures the sandblast gives a very granular texture to the designs that is quite different in appearance and touch from wheel engraving or acid etching.
The first time I ever had a facial, in a London salon that shall remain nameless, I made the mistake of confessing that my beauty ‘routine’ comprised the occasional sandblast of exfoliation in the midst of weeks of arid neglect.
Dry sandblast cleaning is a relatively new method of cleaning newly built masonry, although the system has been used for many years in masonry restoration work.
As a further precaution, approval of the brick manufacturer must be obtained before permitting sandblast cleaning.
Having cleared and sandblasted the ivy-covered stone, he pointed it with lime mortar but decided ‘for the sake of appearance’ not to use a lime render over the stone.
Lightly sanded, coated, slurry, or sandbox brick should not be cleaned by sandblasting , unless cleaning cannot be accomplished by any other method, as the brick face can be permanently damaged.