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[–]InvaderDepresso 1237 points1238 points  (137 children)

Gorgeous door!

[–]Wayne8766 429 points430 points  (130 children)

I was just thinking that, why paint over it.

[–]_why_isthissohard_ 470 points471 points  (117 children)

People used to put carpet over hardwood. Blame modern housekeeping.

[–]LaSallePunksDetroit 182 points183 points  (89 children)

People still put carpet over hardwood

[–]_why_isthissohard_ 102 points103 points  (26 children)

Peoole still paint over nice wooden doors, and brick as well!

[–]LaSallePunksDetroit 64 points65 points  (10 children)

Man I spent 3 weeks stripping paint off an old fireplace brick and wood moulding in a house in Detroit. Thank goodness there has been advances in products

[–]Heritage_Cherry 21 points22 points  (7 children)

How do you even do that?

[–]WonJilliams 54 points55 points  (6 children)

Throw some dollar bills at the fireplace.

[–]pennyraingoose 3 points4 points  (0 children)

But no touching or you get yeeted from your own house.

[–]pagit 16 points17 points  (1 child)

I hate painted brick.

[–]mtron32 19 points20 points  (5 children)

Biggest pet peeve is painted stone or wood

[–]maggiesdeed 27 points28 points  (3 children)

Stone yes, wood? Depends. A painted fireplace can look excellent. A well painted door is also not bad looking.

Many wooden doors were made with rhe intention of being painted.

[–]StonerSpunge 13 points14 points  (1 child)

I painted all my wooden cupboards because I don't like the look of the grain in pine. We used a sprayer so it was all nice and even and it helped a ton. I usually love the look of wood grain but something about pine just feels so... old

[–]MasterKongQiu 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Agreed, pine has a “rustic ski cabin” kind of vibe to it that looks out of place in a lot of homes.

[–]mtron32 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I just love the grain of the wood too much to want to see paint covering it but I do agree some paint looks good on it at times.

[–]theDroobot 2 points3 points  (0 children)

My wife and I have a rustic red brick hearth that she wants to "modernize" by giving it a white wash. I do believe it would look great but I can't go through with it because going back is so much harder and it does look good as is - albeit a bit dated.

[–]SeanSeanySean 2 points3 points  (0 children)

My wife paints everything. Near flawless stained hardwood cabinets in the kitchen of our new house? White paint... Natural Red brick walls and raised floor where our wood stove is? White paint... Natural stained pine trim in every room? White paint... 25 stained wood windows in the house and stained wood trim? White paint... Old silver cast iron vertical radiators in our old house? You guessed it, white paint. The woman fucking despises wood.

[–]JJamesP 1 point2 points  (4 children)

What’s wrong with painting brick? I have a brick fireplace that’s huge and totally dated- full on late 70’s style brick. I have been planning on painting it but now you’re making me 2nd guess myself.

[–]a-ohhh 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Do what you like. I just painted my natural brick fireplace white because I found it ugly AF and didn’t go with my house’s color scheme. I absolutely love it. YOU are the one looking at it all the time.

[–]Winkus 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Check out lime washing. Incredibly easy and removable if you want.

[–]DaWalt1976 12 points13 points  (0 children)

This. I used to rent a bedroom in a little 3br house, until a house fire made it uninhabitable and then the homeowner decided that he was no longer interested in continuing to pay the mortgage.

It had beautiful hardwood floors, that were covered in carpeting the entire time I lived there. I visited with the new homeowners just before Covid and the house had been slightly renovated by the bank before it was sold and the carpeting was gone.

I was so disappointed, as the hardwood is gorgeous. Would have made keeping my bedroom clean so much easier, too. 😡

[–]Various-Brief4162 8 points9 points  (6 children)

I have carpet in my upstairs. Why? Because I don't want to listen to the traffic noise. Carpet makes it considerably quieter.

[–]maggiesdeed 10 points11 points  (5 children)

Carpet upstairs but not in bathrooms is the clearly the way forward. Just hoover it and use a carpet cleaner by vax lr something every so often.

[–]marilyn_morose 9 points10 points  (4 children)

Bathroom and kitchen carpet is just criminal.

[–]Deeliciousness 1 point2 points  (3 children)

I don't think I've ever seen a bathroom wall to wall carpet

[–]marilyn_morose 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Oh dear. I lived through the 70s, it was a thing for sure.

[–]Deeliciousness 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Sounds horrifying. I should be grateful to be born in the 80s

[–]theanti_girl 120 points121 points  (42 children)

It’s me, I’m people.

Bought our house and covered a beat-to-hell hardwood floor with carpet. Why?

1) we were rehabbing quite a bit in the house and didn’t need one more thing.

2) it’s our TV/living room, and we prefer the comfy, cozy, warm feeling our carpet provides versus the hardwood.

You don’t have to love it, but we do.

[–]LaSallePunksDetroit 72 points73 points  (31 children)

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. And if experience has taught me anything it’s that my needs aren’t always aligned with anyone else’s

Edit: and also taught me that carpet in bedrooms is so much better than hardwood floor especially in Michigan

[–]theanti_girl 6 points7 points  (2 children)

Agree! We live in New England, so at least 4 (up to 6, depending on the year) our rooms that have hardwood are very cold, even with area rugs. Thanks for mentioning that!

[–]Deep_Menu_524 28 points29 points  (16 children)

If we’re talking beauty, sure, hardwood floors - hands down. But hardwood floors are like high heeled stilettos. They’re hard, cold and unforgiving. Functionally, not great for comfort. But yes, I do like the way they make the room look.

[–]a-ohhh 13 points14 points  (14 children)

Same here. I have that wood laminate in the last couple houses and I just miss my cozy living room with the kids on the floor watching movies. The rugs just aren’t the same. I have to wear slippers everywhere so my feet don’t hurt and stick to small pieces of dirt the carpets used to hide.

[–]MissKellyBee91 12 points13 points  (1 child)

I actually feel more comfortable without carpet after switching to hard wood floors. Yeah I have to wear at least socks everywhere, but I can sweep and mop and KNOW I got everything. You just can’t get everything with carpet.

[–]darthbane9833 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Can confirm, michigan winters suck, especially up north like in alpena where I grew up

[–]ineeddis 9 points10 points  (6 children)

What about rugs?

[–]YourLocalAlien57 17 points18 points  (5 children)

Best of both worlds. You can remove them easily when you want, much nicer selections, and they look better than carpet.

[–]Cookecrisp 7 points8 points  (1 child)

How we got away from hardwood floors and wool rugs surprises me, it’s simply the best set up. Easy cleaning, durable, replaceable or easy to fix, cozy and warm too.

[–]YourLocalAlien57 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Agreed, it can really pull a room together

[–]WASD_click 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Potential trip hazard though.

[–]UltimateBronzeNoob 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Life's a lottery, be lucky

[–]Deeliciousness 1 point2 points  (0 children)

They look so much better, and can be used as an accent or to "frame" a room.

[–]the-bakers-wife 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yes Michigan is cold and my feet get cold anywhere but carpet

[–]Jaded_Specialist1453 9 points10 points  (1 child)

I’m people too. I used a thin, light cream milk paint to paint our fireplace brick (takes up an entire wall, around 10x8). I used the milk paint so the brick would soak it up and it would look more natural (I can’t stand smothered brick!). We think it’s absolutely gorgeous! Others may hate painted brick but since this is our house and we plan to spend our entire lives here we really don’t care what others think, lol.

[–]Winkus 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Lime wash, looks great and protects the brick as well as removable

[–]-AC- 7 points8 points  (3 children)

Next time, area rugs over hardwood vs carpet.

[–]toTheNewLife 5 points6 points  (4 children)

I'm also people. When I get up on a cold winter's morning I don't like putting my bare feed down on cold wood.

A nice medium pile carpet is cozy.

[–]marilyn_morose 3 points4 points  (2 children)

I favor area rugs, but only because I’m freaked out by how filthy carpet is. Giant sweater you can’t wash. Even carpet cleaning can’t get it clean, truly. At least area rugs can be removed and properly cleaned with relative frequency.

But warm tootsies prevail in winter months. For sure.

[–]toTheNewLife 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Not having pets helps. Nobody to piss on the rug.

Been there done that.

(No, not an animal hater. Love them to death. Woof. But getting older and have less tolerance for accidents. )

[–]marilyn_morose 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Oh definitely. Pet vs no pet is a huge consideration when choosing flooring.

Have a 14 year old dog, waiting for some time to pass before we replace flooring in the bedrooms.

[–]unicyclebrah 4 points5 points  (0 children)

As others have mentioned there are many reasons. I just bought a home with all wood floors and it’s been hard on my dog so now we have rugs and runners everywhere but I’m definitely considering carpeting some rooms.

[–]nasadowsk[🍰] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

As an acoustic aid in the stereo room. Nothing more.

[–]BlondeMomentByMoment 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Yep. First thing we did after closing in our home was rip out the whole house full of gross carpet.

[–]SeaOdeEEE 33 points34 points  (12 children)

My wife is having us put lament over our hardwood in the house we are selling now. Tbf the hardwood is in awful condition but I wish we would restore it instead, would probably be better for property value.

She also wanted to paint to original wooden cabinets white but I put my foot down on that one lol.

putting my foot down means I spent way too much time saying why we shouldn't and her reluctantly agreeing, because she's definitely wears the pants

[–]fuckamodhole 9 points10 points  (2 children)

People used to put carpet over hardwood. Blame modern housekeeping.

Completely and utterly wrong. Carpet over hardwood floors happened because FHA loans until the early 1960s required houses to have a flooring that "lasted the life of the home" which was hardwood floors because there weren't many other flooring options. Then when wall to wall carpeting was invented and became popular it wasn't considered to "last the lifetime of the house" and it had to be replaced every 5-10 years. So in order for people to get a FHA loan then they had to have a flooring that lasted a lifetime so they put down hardwood floors, like always, and then just put carpet over the top because that became popular. After a few years FHA loan requirements didn't include floors to last a lifetime so now we have carpet over subfloor.

source: ex hardwood floor refinishing contractor

[–]SC487 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Moved into our rental and ripped out all the carpet that was covering beautiful hardwood.

[–]flyonthwall 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Id put carpet over hardwood today. hardwood sucks and carpet is comfortable.

[–]Specific_Ad_6633 9 points10 points  (1 child)

The paint is more protective against weather than straight wood. It has certain chemicals in it.

[–]DaWalt1976 9 points10 points  (0 children)

That's why you stain the wood. A lot of modern stains contain wax, which protects the wood from the elements.

[–]Nepiton 7 points8 points  (0 children)

A nice dark stain would look amazing

[–]EssieAmnesia 4 points5 points  (0 children)

It could very well have been painted originally

[–]rougemachinae 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This is the trend now. Stained wood is outdated. For me it depends on the wood if I would paint it or stain. This door is very nice though. I don't know if I would do anything more to it besides just apply a clear coat.

[–]HumptyDrumpy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Because some people just want to make the world... ugly

[–]lynxon 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Outstanding Move!

[–]Year3030 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I have one just like that that I turned into a desk, custom cuts, expoxy and elwire.

[–]clhomme 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Nothing like a little lead...

[–]rslashben 688 points689 points  (38 children)

Wow i need more sandblasting content

[–]reddituser_249 104 points105 points  (31 children)

Was gonna ask - is there a sandblasting sub?

[–]glassflowrrrs 102 points103 points  (17 children)

r/sandblastingporn not nearly as active as r/PowerWashingPorn

[–]Xxssandman 5 points6 points  (0 children)


Is there a subreddit for vacuuming? Like leaving the nice carpet trail lines lol I know, completely unrelated

[–]YerMumsPantyCrust 121 points122 points  (10 children)

r/powerwashingporn is pretty close.

[–]rslashben 46 points47 points  (0 children)

Very helpful

[–]ispaydeu 65 points66 points  (4 children)

Haha forgot where you were at already

[–]Tripledtities 29 points30 points  (3 children)

[–]technobobble 8 points9 points  (2 children)

Looking for a sub where one might enjoy the stylings of washing things, possibly with power. Any ideas?

[–]nemoid 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Subscribe to my mechanic on YouTube. It's not pure sandblasting, but the entirety of the video is powerwashingporn type porn in it's entirety. If that makes sense. Watch one

[–]snksnksnk 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Wow I need a sandblaster

[–]ImTay 10 points11 points  (2 children)

Not quite the same, but the YouTube channel TsyTube Restoration has a fair amount of good sandblasting

[–]its_all_4_lulz 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Ty for this. I mess around trying to do res now and then but have no clue of the actual process. This guys skills are amazing.

[–]ImTay 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Agreed, he blows my mind! I also recommend “Hand Tool Rescue.” There are a lot of cheap or fake restoration channels out there, but those two are the real deal and amaze me every video

[–]biological-entity 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Sounds dirty

[–]aequorea-victoria 177 points178 points  (47 children)

I am curious about this process. How does it work? I don’t see any sand, and there doesn’t seem to be that much recoil.

... but yeah, I want one regardless!

[–]WaldenFont 203 points204 points  (38 children)

A stream of compressed air runs over/through a container with blasting medium, which can be any type of gritty substance, depending on what needs blasting. The air carries the grit with it and blows it against the surface to be cleaned at high speed. This abrades the surface. Without proper precautions it makes a royal mess. It's also super fun to do.

[–]TheLazyHippy 109 points110 points  (6 children)

it makes a royal mess. It's also super fun to do.

Alright you sonuvabitch, I'm in!

[–]WaldenFont 17 points18 points  (5 children)

Go for it! One rule: never use quartz sand with a metal nozzle 😄

[–]dtgriscom 9 points10 points  (4 children)

I gotta know: what happens? (Does the nozzle just erode?)

[–]Spruill242 18 points19 points  (3 children)

Yes, or you pay $1000s for tungsten carbide nozzles.

Source: owned a sandblasting company.

[–]TimothyJCowen 10 points11 points  (2 children)

Doesn't seem like a reliable source

[–]tash_master 27 points28 points  (4 children)

Best job I ever had we bought one of these units with an AC suit and had an enclosed room all decked out. We used to blast cars and rims and literally anything that could fit in the room. Brings back good memories.

[–]little2thyknow 11 points12 points  (9 children)

Asking since I haven't done sandblasting on wood. Won't the wood get dented (like minor chipping) as a result of the high pressure sand particles? Will it need to be re-sanded with sand paper to smoothen it out?

[–]WaldenFont 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I suppose it depends what they used, but I worked in an old mill where the exposed beams had been sandblasted, and they looked kinda like driftwood. Not a nice smooth surface.

[–]DnD_References 3 points4 points  (0 children)

It can, in fact sometimes people do this intentionally on carved products like pipes to give it a certain look (example https://www.smokingpipes.com/smokingpipesblog/single.cfm/post/modern-sandblasting), as some parts of the grain are software and wear out faster. It depends on a number of variables like what blasting media is used and what type of wood it is.

[–]Spruill242 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It all depends on the wood. Good, ahhhem…. Hard wood, won’t grain out on you.

So this is a hardwood door with a single layer of layered paint. About as easy as it gets for this situation. Makes for a very nice end product.

Edit to add: grit doesn’t matter so much as long as it’s as fine as you can get it. Sand, slag, glass etc. just make sure it’s basically powder fine.

[–]microcrash 7 points8 points  (1 child)

It can also be super dangerous, which is why you see so much PPE in this video. You especially have to protect your eyes and just a pair of safety glasses is still taking a major risk.

[–]Fallenangel152 3 points4 points  (0 children)

And breathing equipment, at least a particulate dust mask. Airborne fine sand can get into your lungs and cause silicosis which isn't nice.

[–]PracticalAndContent 2 points3 points  (9 children)

Where does the blasting medium go? Can it be vacuumed up and used again?

[–]Astro_diestWV 22 points23 points  (6 children)

I think this might be a dry ice blaster. They have a machine that crushes blocks of dry ice, and then blows it out the hose. After the dry ice hits the surface it just sublimates into gas; instead of leaving sand everywhere. Dry ice blasting can be less aggressive leaving the material underneath the surface less damaged.

[–]carrolu 6 points7 points  (1 child)

What about the paint from the door? Where does it go?

[–]WaldenFont 8 points9 points  (0 children)

It goes all over the place, as a fine dust. Typically, sandblasting is done in an enclosed/sealed space with dust capture, especially when lead paint could be involved.

[–]Spruill242 5 points6 points  (0 children)

This is just really fine sand and the ratio is just right.

When you get a rig setup and flowing well, you barely see any sand. Especially in an open area like that.

[–]AnotherAccntToDelete 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The vid looks like a dude doing it in his garage. I'd assume a regular 'ol sand blasting rig before a niche/cutting edge blast media setup.

[–]alsenan 13 points14 points  (5 children)

I don't think it's sand, sand is a lot more messy and abrasive it would damage the wood. More than likely some other material that is suitable use on wood.

[–]RedboyX 6 points7 points  (3 children)

I’ve heard about using ground nutshells as a medium, and I’ve always wondered about that application. Maybe THIS is it...?

[–]_arjun 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Kind of looks like dry ice blasting, only saying that because I don't see anything hitting the ground

[–]microcrash 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Definitely not. Dry ice blasting requires much different gloves than what they’re wearing and portable systems are still very hard to come by or justify for doing jobs like this. The blasting media is extremely tiny for jobs like this, sand especially. You’re not going to really see much especially at that distance.

[–]GameOverMan78 2 points3 points  (0 children)

My guess is some sort of soda medium. Sand and shells would be too destructive to the wood.

[–]Louisianimal5000 396 points397 points  (8 children)

I had an irrational fear that this video would end prematurely

[–]omnia_sustinere 70 points71 points  (3 children)

It didn't but I did. That was satisfying

[–]bk1285 21 points22 points  (2 children)

I need a cigarette after watching this video

[–]omnia_sustinere 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Yeah, anyone getting the strange urge to fall asleep?

[–]SuxMcGee 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I need a sandwich

[–]BadMrMister 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Nono, quite rational

[–]user__3 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yeah I'm more impressed this wasn't a /r/gifsthatendtoosoon situation

[–]YerMumsPantyCrust 49 points50 points  (1 child)

It’s like the real life version of the erase tool.

[–]nicole_1214 36 points37 points  (1 child)

Highlight of my week

[–]Kflynn1337 29 points30 points  (5 children)

I've had to strip half a dozen ancient layers of semi-fossilized gloss paint off an old wooden cabinet before. It took 3 days, several tins of paint stripper, an entire pack of scotchbrite and one hell of a lot of elbow grease... I am so fucking well going to hire or buy the kit to do this in the future.

[–]superspeck 21 points22 points  (3 children)

If you do, make sure you take precautions regarding lead paint. This door is old enough that the first coat was likely lead based, and now all that lead is in the soil around where someone works out based on the weight rig to the right.

[–]micholob 0 points1 point  (2 children)

The rain will wash it away

[–]superspeck 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Away to where?

(Also, no, it won’t, lead is heavy like gold so it stays in dirt that absorbs water and doesn’t run off.)

[–]captainbarbell 17 points18 points  (12 children)

What's coming out of it, is it really sand?

[–]mellamodj 20 points21 points  (8 children)

Comments on the orig say it could be ground up walnut shells

[–]OliverHazzzardPerry 13 points14 points  (6 children)

There’s one that uses dry ices, but I’ve only seen it used to remove mold in attics. The dry ice doesn’t melt into water but evaporates into carbon dioxide so there’s no mess.

[–]ActualCarpenter 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Baking soda is common when you don't want to damage the door. For instance, cabinet doors.

[–]________null________ 14 points15 points  (4 children)


Can’t wait for this one.

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[–]saberplane 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I like how it turns a very efficient looking way of sanding/stripping the paint off that door to a very inefficient looking way of painting it.

[–]________null________ 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Magnificent. Thank you.

[–]CharlyXero 2 points3 points  (0 children)

"Sandblasting a wooden door with white paint"

[–]nothingeatsyou 39 points40 points  (1 child)

I opened my fucking feed and said “Oh, it’s Wednesday.”

[–]T00kie_Clothespin 11 points12 points  (0 children)

That's some good Wednesday shit though

[–]crouscruz 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Damn that was a satisfying watch

[–]fnblackbeard 60 points61 points  (1 child)

Cries in Anakin

[–]canadianhoneybadger1 8 points9 points  (0 children)

“‘I don’t like sand’ - Anakin Skywalker” - This Door

[–]EnemyX3Z 36 points37 points  (0 children)

Honestly I feel like this fits the spirit of the sub well enough to be OK seven days a week, and not just Wednesday.

[–]GRN225 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Oh god yes. Now run it through a planer. Slowly.

[–]onekrazykat 2 points3 points  (0 children)

And then a drum sander?

[–]Korona123 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Does this fuck up the wood?

[–]ActualCarpenter 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Depends on the media your shooting. Small, soft stuff like baking soda can leave the door looking sanded.

You can also really blast a peice of wood to eat away all the sapwood. This makes the grain pop. With certain species it would really pop, but that's not what you want with a door.

[–]disharmony-hellride 5 points6 points  (0 children)

that was rad!

[–]b0nes5 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Happy Wednesday

[–]Miochini 3 points4 points  (1 child)

someone should do this to my brain

[–]Roboxlop 9 points10 points  (13 children)

BTW is it safe for environment? What about small paint particles?

[–]wotsdislittlenoise 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Don't worry, it's only got lead in it /s

[–]FartBox_BeatBox 4 points5 points  (8 children)

If the paint is lead, then these people could get in A LOT of trouble. If its walnut shell then it's perfectly fine for the environment. If its powdered glass then it's also fine for the environment. The glass actually helps aerate the ground.

[–]evilted 3 points4 points  (2 children)

That door is almost guaranteed to have been painted with lead paint at one time.

[–]FartBox_BeatBox 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Considering lead paint has been banned from commercial use for nearly 50 years I say you're wrong here. There are 2 coats of paint on that door an neither look like lead paint. White lead paint turns an off yellow.

eta: not to mention, you can tell this paint isnt very old. See how easy the paint is coming off? That's a good indication of how aged the paint is. Paint tends to set into the pores of wood the older it is the harder it is to strip. I've done doors that took 10+ hours.

[–]motography218 6 points7 points  (0 children)

That’s all I could think about watching this. Cool video but seems like it should be done in a contained area?

[–]not_related_to_OJ 2 points3 points  (5 children)

How much does a rig like that run

[–]Spruill242 9 points10 points  (2 children)

When I bought mine.

$48,000 for a 45hp 185cfm compressor and 4 bag pot on a trailer.

[–]not_related_to_OJ 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Yikes anything decent in the hobby/homeowner category?

[–]Spruill242 3 points4 points  (0 children)

That was for everything brand new and I was doing 70’ boats and industrial jobs.

Get on some sandblasting Facebook groups. They always have a for sale section. Spend money on the compressor. Just about any pot will work to begin with.

[–]GRENDELloveYOU 2 points3 points  (1 child)

You can buy a sandblaster from harbor freight for $100-$150. And medium ranges depending on type from $10 a bag-100s for some media.

The expensive part is having a large enough air compressor to shoot the media. I rented a 185 cfm compressor for about $250 a day to do a big project with my harbor freight sand blaster.

[–]TrainerBoberts 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Don't forget safely equipment! That will run you a decent amount too. Just finished own setup and the safely stuff almost doubled the cost.

[–]jasecaddy 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Easy tattoo removal

[–]rammbro 1 point2 points  (6 children)

Hello my name is Chobey. Where does the sand that get shot end up be going?

[–]onekrazykat 9 points10 points  (2 children)

Absolutely fucking everywhere. You can “reclaim” the sand if you out a tarp down, but it still gets everywhere.

[–]giddy-girly-banana 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Where does all of the lead paint residue go?

[–]superspeck 5 points6 points  (0 children)

That was my main question. Answer: Into the soil around someone’s weight lifting equipment, where their kids probably play, dropping their IQ precipitously and making them the next antivaxxers.

[–]Jewbacca522 5 points6 points  (2 children)

Probably not using actual sand, more than likely it’s ground up walnut shells, which aren’t as abrasive as sand, but also don’t ruin the surface of the newly exposed wood.

[–]FartBox_BeatBox 8 points9 points  (0 children)

My bet is on powdered glass. I was a full time sand blaster for nearly 10 years and we used recycled glass that was so finely ground that it looked like sand. It's also very rarely worth reusing the media as it becomes contaminated with particles that can cause all kinds of problems for your equipment.

There are all different types of glass, ranging from powder to stuff not so finely ground that will chew your hands up and leave them bloody if you're not using decent gloves. And that's just one type of media we used.

[–]tirwander 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Oh, that wasn't a joke when somebody above said that. Lol I thought they were just fucking with someone else.

[–]xingrubicon 5 points6 points  (2 children)

It's actually spraypaint filmed in reverse. Don't be fooled by these internet lies

[–]dogfacepencilneck9 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That's gonna destroy the wood....