Posted on: 23 May 2016
Stucco is an extremely durable exterior siding material. It is also very versatile because it can be applied over different types of
Prepping Before Blasting
Before you even begin to use the sandblaster, you need to do a lot of prep work. It is probably a good idea to not even rent the sandblaster until you have done the preparation work and completely mask off the area. The most important thing you will need to mask off a large exterior area is a few rolls of painter's plastic. Use a heavy duty product, because ultra thin painter's plastic can tear very easily, especially when there is sand and stucco present. You need to mask off the ground around the walls to help catch all the stucco that falls off. But, you also need to mask off your windows, doors and the rest of the trim around your house. If the sandblaster hits these surfaces, it could knock the paint right off. It is better to spend more time being thorough when masking off these areas
Basically, be very thorough. In fact, overdo it when it comes to masking off with the painters plastic.
Using the Sandblaster
Sandblasting is actually quite self explanatory. You basically power up the machine, fill it with the sand and start spraying down the stucco. You should make sure you are wearing the appropriate attire for the job. Most importantly, you want to be wearing clothes that you don't mind throwing away and protective eyeglasses. There might be certain parts of the stucco that don't come off-the-wall, no matter how much sandblasting you do. These can be knocked away with a chisel or floor scraper.
Even though sandblasting requires using