Sandblasting is blowing fine particles of media, at high speeds, through a nozzle, with compressed air. The purpose of sandblasting is for cleaning, etching, cutting, or smoothing surfaces. It is used in many applications, from making art to cleaning bridges. Each use requires a different type and size of media to control the look and feel of the surface being sandblasted. The air pressure is regulated to control the depth of the penetration and the abrasive action. There are many types of media used for sandblasting, which include; steel grit, walnut shell, and aluminum oxide. You can purchase the equipment from local sandblasting suppliers. Artistic: Sandblasting is a one technique to etch glass. Sandblasting is used to smooth, cut, and frost different types of material. Different shades are produced by the angle and pressure of the media used. If you look up artistic local sandblasting on the internet, you will find many shops where you can buy the material to do it yourself, or have it done for you. Sandblasting can be used on; glass, stone, brick, wood, and other material. Ornamental and Decorative. There are many applications for ornamental or decorative sandblasting. To find local sandblasting for ornamental or decorative pieces, do a search on the internet for ornamental or decorative sandblasting. There are many local sandblasting companies and suppliers that you can find in the yellow pages. Sandblasting is usually done before painting or powder coating. Powder coating companies are also a good source for local sandblasting. Sandblasting can be used on; wrought iron fences, garden ornaments, mail box stands, bird cages and other items. For homeowners, you can call a local sandblasting company to remove paint and graffiti from brick, smooth out uneven surfaces in your driveway, restore fire damaged items, and clean your swimming pool. Sandblasting is used on; swimming pools, sidewalks, driveways, brick walls, fire damaged wood and steel, and other material.