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Roughen or clean (a surface) with a jet of sand driven by compressed air or steam:‘warehouses and factories have been sandblasted, then converted into shopping arcades and condos’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Interior windows and glass in doors allow maximum daylight but were sandblasted for privacy.’
- ‘It has been reroofed, and the outside walls have been sandblasted and repointed.’
- ‘It has lower ramps; the players have rounded feet, which helps players pin the ball; the balls and surface are sandblasted and the nets are higher.’
- ‘The glass doors of the cabinet were sandblasted to add an Art Deco-inspired design that Lou admires.’
- ‘The cryptic message occurred to the monument maker after he finished sandblasting it into stone.’
- ‘Concrete walls are sandblasted to dematerialize the surface and distinguish it from Ando's small modules.’
- ‘The concrete piers were sandblasted to create a rough, weathered texture, and native trees and saguaros run along the wash, helping the structure blend with the desert.’
- ‘The wall may have to be sandblasted to get the paint off.’
- ‘A cast-iron fireplace in the living room, smothered by decades of paint jobs, was sandblasted to reveal beautiful old tiles, most of them smashed.’
- ‘Since this table was a wedding gift, we had two overlapping oak leaves sandblasted in the surface at the counter shop.’
- ‘A similar look can be achieved with a light wash of muriatic acid after the concrete has cured or by sandblasting a cured surface.’
- ‘But you don't need a cold spell - or sandblasting equipment - to give your windows that frosted look.’
- ‘The marks have to be sandblasted away and that in itself has adverse effects on the building.’
- ‘But instead they're sandblasting the larger, more imposing properties of Barkerend Road, which looked comparatively decent, unlike the rows of decrepit back streets hidden behind.’
- ‘Made of naturally felled California Redwood, his images, which were conceived during Woodstock '69, are sandblasted into the wood at his family-run sign company.’
- ‘The finished panels were then sandblasted to clean and remove all sand particles.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘That meant paring away layers of linoleum and orange carpeting, burnishing hardwood floors, sandblasting some beams, oiling knotty pine walls, and creating window coverings that didn't compete with the view.’
- ‘He used form boards that were sandblasted to produce a wood grain impression on the wall and inserted powder-coated T-shaped steel rods to support the treads and handrail.’
A jet of sand used in sandblasting.
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Lighter panels were cast with Lagrange pink rock and black and red pigment, then given a light sandblast texture.’
- ‘As a further precaution, approval of the brick manufacturer must be obtained before permitting sandblast cleaning.’
- ‘Sandblast cleaning is usually acceptable, as is high pressure water cleaning with approved cleaning compounds.’
- ‘Sandblast cleaning is also recommended except in the cases where heavy sand finish is involved.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Badge marks applied with acid or sandblast is often so faint as to make them almost invisible.’
- ‘Sandblast cleaning material should conform to one of two particle size graduations outlined in the specifications below.’
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