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We have an old log home in Riverton, WY. Do you know of anyone who does blasting in the area? If not, and we do it ourselves, can you recommend equipment? Also, we can get blast media from local Bloedorn Lumber. What is the best media to use? The finish is crystallizing on logs and starting to crack. Turning a white, opaque color, too.

Thanks, Ellen

Answer:

Corn cob media is the easiest to use since it is friendly to glass, wires and window frames (probably best for home owner use). Glass, crushed or beads, is more aggressive and requires care around glass, wire and metal, but removes old finish better and quicker. Either way all areas that should not get blasted should be taped off. Do not use silica sand unless you have a very good respirator since the dust is very dangerous to breath. Not sure where you can get a hopper. Try calling (800) 479-7090 for help with finding one.

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