Our mission is to provide residential, commercial, and industrial clients, the best sandblasting service in the industry through quality performance and superior service. We understand what is expected of outstanding contractors – good workmanship and honesty so we hold ourselves to a high norm, and that is what our clients receive.
Wet sandblasting means water is used in the technique to remove paint, tex-cote or old stucco, from a surface. Silica sand is the most commonly used material, but any small, relatively uniform particles will work. Elite Sandblasting works on residential, commercial, and industrial structures.
This type of sandblasting can also be used on concrete/stone. Porches can be sandblasted to remove layers of paint to achieve the original old concrete clean look.
We have the knowledge and experience to help you with your architectural sandblasting project.
Architectural sandblasting is required when the appearance of a finished surface needs a new look, or when the original look is desired. This form of sandblasting can be used to expose the aggregate in cases such as:
• brick has layers of paint and the original brick look is desired
• concrete/stone in structure design need surface cleaning
Architectural sandblasting can be used on a range of wood projects in homes or commercial sites. Uses include cleaning old surface coatings, or stripping stain or paint from beams, ceiling wood décor, exposing the grain in wood for raised grain effect, or to remove smoke or fire damage stains. We can also restore wood ceiling beams, and restore original siding to achieve a new look.
Elite Sandblasting Inc. is a family-owned business established in 1985. We specialize in sandblasting services for stucco, stonework, concrete, metal, and woodwork in residential, commercial and industrial sites.
We are a dedicated group who understand the complexities involved in the removal of surface materials for your repaint, restucco, or redesign projects. Our experience – from high-rise buildings to parking structures, residential units, or small homes, afford us the talent to take care of your needs.
Elite Sandblasting has four full-mounted sandblast rigs, and one towable rig. Equipment used is a 375 Ingersoll Rand Compressor on the portable and mounted rigs. There are a wide variety of reasons sandblasting is required such as:
Not only do we sandblast efficiently, we also clean and haul away the debris caused by blasting. Rest assured that our professional team will complete the job to your specifications, to your complete satisfaction.
Elite Sandblasting is concerned with environmental issues. We strive to achieve clean air by meeting the requirements of air quality rules, regulations, permits, control equipment, and recordkeeping. We also dispose of debris caused by sandblasting, in an environmentally safe manner. In addition, our company adheres to all U.S. Department of Labor OSHA Regulations.
Our excellent reputation can be verified through our referral base, which include many continuing customers. We pride ourselves on being on time, and working conscientiously so that you – our client, will be completely satisfied with the final product.
We serve Los Angeles County, San Diego County and the entire State of California.
We handle all size jobs – no job is too big or too small for us.
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Walnut Shell &
Garnet Mineral Blasting
Also available by request!
(Additional Fess Will Apply)
Abrasive blasting is the operation of cleaning or preparing a surface by forcibly propelling a stream of abrasive material against it. Usually explained as the use of a material against another material to make it smoother, remove surface contaminants or to roughen a surface. It is also the appropriate term for what is known as glass bead blasting, sandblasting, sand carving, sodablasting or shot blasting.
We also carry other abrasive materials listed below:
Why use Sandblasting with Wood?
To begin, sandblasting is the process of shaping, cleaning and smoothing surface, especially the most difficult ones, by blasting solid particles across the surface at high speeds. The effect is similar to that of using sandpaper, but sandblasting provides a much more even and better surface.
This process is used to remove paint or coatings and is applied to finished wooden pieces that are now in need of a new painting or coating . Tongue & groove and beam ceiling homes extensively use this sandblasting technique for this purpose.
We can also sandblast wood for the sole purpose of creating art pieces. It is very crucial to to choose the right components for this goal. For example, the equipment itself is just one aspect of sandblasting. Another is the materials used in the process. There are an almost endless number of materials that can be used, from actual sand to baking soda, corn cobb to walnut shells. Selecting an improper material may create a wrong look, or perhaps no look at all. Keep in mind what may be right for one project, might not be right for the next, as sandblasting is really an art.
Open Truss Ceilings
Bow Truss Ceilings
Scissor Truss Ceilings
Tongue & Groove Ceilings
Frequently Asked Questions
What is sandblasting?
Sandblasting is a general term to describe the act of removing fine bits of material at high-velocity to clean a surface. Silica sand is the most commonly used material, but any small, relatively uniform particles will work.
Sandblasting has been used for many years as a method of preparing a surface for the application of paint or a sealant. When painting, one does not want to trap dust, dirt, or bubbles in a previous layer of paint, or other imperfections under the new layer. By sandblasting, which is a technique of launching small bits of abrasive at the surface at a high speed, all imperfections are loosened and can then be easily washed off. This creates a smooth surface that is ready for a redesign with new stucco, paint or other forms.
What is sandblasting used for?
Sandblasting is used to remove paint from stucco and other textured structures. It is also used to rejuvenate concrete, bring back the original look of brick, or stone.
Sandblasting is also used for metal and wood projects.
Does sandblasting affect the wood trim on the exterior of concrete or stucco buildings or homes?
When we are sandblasting a hard surface such as the non-wood exterior of a home, wood trim could be damaged. So our team covers all parts of a structure that may be negatively affected by sandblasting. In other words, when we are working on, for example, removing stucco, we protect the wood trim from being damaged if requested.
Does sandblasting damage electrical wires, fixtures, telephone wires, etc?
All possible precautions are taken into consideration during a sandblasting job, damages may still occur due to unforseen complications because of type/density of texture on your property's surface. Elite Sandblasting takes no responsibility for unforseen damages.
Does sandblasting damage windows or roofs?
It is a rare occurrence for windows or roofs to be damaged during sandblasting.
What is the difference between wet sandblasting and dry sandblasting?
Wet sandblasting means water is used in the technique to remove paint, tex-cote or old stucco, from a structure. This is the most common sandblasting technique.
Dry sandblasting does not utilize water. Typically dry sandblasting is not permitted except by special permission from the city. Permission may be granted only in those situations where wet sandblasting cannot be done due to peculiar circumstances. Any application for dry sandblasting needs to state why wet sandblasting cannot be used.
When would each technique be used?
Wet sandblasting is typically used for exterior jobs.
Dry sandblasting is used for metal projects.
Will my neighbors’ property be affected by the sandblast project?
We take every precaution to protect neighboring properties from damage. Our team puts thick plastic sheets between your property and your neighbors’ property so damage is avoided.
You must give your neighbors 3-days notice that sandblasting will take place. Your neighbors should be advised to move their vehicles from their property to prevent dust and/or particles from damaging/dirtying the vehicle.
What if I don't talk to my neighbors?
Elite Sandblasting will personally notify neighbors for an additional fee.
Is a city permit required for sandblasting projects?
You must check your city ordinance to find out if a permit is required.
Do you assume responsibility for acquiring the permit from the city?
This will be discussed before the project begins. In some cases, we take responsibility for acquiring the permit. If this occurs, we will bill you for the cost of the permit.
How long will the sandblasting take?
Sandblasting time depends on a variety of factors, but for example, a typical 1200 square foot home takes up to 6 hours for completion.
Is sandblasting used for the interior projects?
Sandblasting is used for interior projects such as ceiling wood beams, tongue & groove wood ceilings and brick/stone fireplaces.
Can metal objects be sandblasted?
Yes, metal objects can be sandblasted.
What is Architectural Sandblasting?
Architectural sandblasting is a process that is required when the appearance of a finished surface needs a new look, or when the original look is desired. This form of sandblasting can be used to expose the aggregate in brick or concrete projects. It can also be used in wood projects when fire or smoke damage has stained the wood. Ceiling wood beams may also need sandblasting to restore the original color.
Does Elite Sandblasting work on structures that contain asbestos?
No, we do not work on buildings that contain asbestos. In adherence with state laws, before Elite can sandblast a structure, the owner of the building must show us a certificate of a lead asbestos test.
Los Angeles County, Orange County,
Riverside, San Fernando Valley,
San Bernardino, Central and
Phone: (626) 444-0209
Fax: (626) 444-0228
9742 Klingerman St.
South El Monte, CA 91733-4114
San Diego / Imperial County:
Phone: (619) 683-7681
6161 Beadnell Wy, Unit 206
San Diego, CA 92117
ELITE SANDBLASTING INC.
State of California Contractors License #827330
www.cslb.ca.gov or call (800) 321-2752
Los Angeles location: 9742 Burkett Road, So. El Monte, California 91733-4114
Phone (626) 444-0209 / Fax (626) 444-0228
San Diego location: 6161 Beadnell Way, Unit 206, San Diego, California 92117
Phone (619) 683-7681
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