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Take a look around your home, and make a list of the items that show signs of wear and damage. Maybe your flooring is looking a bit worn in the high-traffic areas. Perhaps some of your windows have begun to leak, and maybe your oven creaks when you open it. Most of these problems can be corrected without you having to outright replace the offending item. You can instead hire a repair specialist and let them work their magic! Choosing repairs and restoration over replacement can save you a small fortune over time, and it is also better for the planet. Learn more in the articles provided here.



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3 Reasons Sandblasting Is A Valuable Process During Old Home Restoration

by Ella Curtis

Your vintage house is full of antiquated charm, and this is the biggest reason you fell in love with it. From intricately scrolled cast iron railing around the balconies to hand-carved woodwork, there are so many things to appreciate in a well-built older house. It was not uncommon for all those little extras in an older home to be painstakingly handmade, and there is no doubt you will want to preserve them. During a renovation project on an older home, there are a lot of modern-day processes that will be useful, and sandblasting is one of them. Here is a look at why sandblasting is valuable during old home restoration. 

Sandblasting can be adjusted to work with delicate surfaces. 

If you have a material that is more delicate, sandblasting makes it possible to strip that down to its base and not cause it any damage. It is a common misconception that sandblasting can only be used on things like hardened metals and dense wood. For example, if you have an aluminum trim piece that you need to strip layers of paint off of, you can use a softer sandblasting medium and get that piece down to its base without causing damage to the aluminum itself. 

Sandblasting allows you to efficiently strip layers of paint. 

It is actually pretty impressive how many layers of paint can get applied to a single piece throughout the life span of an old house. For example, wooden cabinet doors may get painted a dozen times or even coated with some kind of wallpaper to change the look of the kitchen. Sandblasting is an excellent resource for taking off multiple layers of paint or whatever may be covering a piece no matter how many layers there may be. Best of all, you can get rid of the unwanted coatings in a fast and efficient way instead of having to scrape everything by hand. 

Sandblasting makes it possible to save things that would otherwise be lost. 

In a typical renovation project, there are going to be things that make no logical sense to renovate. Something like an intricate wooden trim piece around a door that would take you hours to strip down in usual methods would likely be tossed. The piece could be compromised during the stripping process so it just doesn't make sense to allocate the time to such projects. When you have a sandblaster, you can tend to these pieces without damaging them so they can be saved.