Let us tell you about our company!

 Whitco Blasting LLC was founded by Kevin Whitmore in Lander and is committed to serve the great state of Wyoming; Whitco Blasting offers a range of sandblasting services specializing in log homes and various other wood structures.

Check out this time lapse video of us blasting a house!

The team at Whitco Blasting strives to build long-term customer relationships. We are committed to meeting your finishing and abrasive blasting demands and have the ability to handle your project. Log home blasting is a demanding field with many unique challenges that Whitco is ready to perform. With knowledgeable staff and extensive experience, we have the equipment and skills to meet the demands of all your blasting and finishing jobs. Whether you are looking for exterior or interior blasting, Whitco Blasting offers a wide range of blasting services to include abrasive blasting, staining & chinking.

Working with Whitco Blasting, you can depend on our professionalism and expertise, making your job easier. Based in Lander Wyoming, our employees are ready to travel to your location anywhere in Wyoming and our project managers specialize in effective communication and efficient job coordination, keeping your business on-schedule with as little downtime as possible. We perform residential, commercial and industrial jobs and are equipped with state-of-the-art technology and always up to date in the latest techniques and safety requirements.

 

We care about you and your home.

 

Whether you're in need of a day's worth of log home chinking or a total restoration project to rejuvenate the look of your home, Whitco Blasting will provide you the best service possible.

 

 

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Staining

Staining your home is multi-advantageous. Most choose the type and color of stain based on aesthetic appearance. Other advantages are protection from water, bugs, UV rays, mildew and mold. Generally speaking, the more pigment in a stain, the more protection you’ll have. Darker stains don’t always mean more pigment, but this is usually the case.


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Chinking

Chinking is a flexible, textured chinking that seals the open gaps between logs to eliminate heat loss and air infiltration. Even though it looks and feels like traditional mortar, it's not. Chinking is a pure acrylic that adheres to logs and stretches to maintain a tight seal by following log movement.

Whitco Blasting LLC is an official PERMA-CHINK authorized dealer and installer.


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Abrasive Blasting

BLASTING MEDIA SELECTION GUIDE FOR LOG HOMES

It is important to know the differences in blasting media, since different abrasive blasting media are required for different applications. Blasting media can be used for purposes such as cleaning, stripping, etching, strengthening and polishing. In addition to the media type, grit or mesh size is another factor to consider for your application. The final choice of media depends on the nature of the work required and on the blasting equipment that is employed. This blasting media selection guide contains a list of the common blasting media and the differences in blasting media.

Crushed Glass Grit- The angular nature of crushed glass grit allows for aggressive surface profiling and removal of coatings and surface contamination. Crushed glass grit contains no free silica, is non-toxic and inert and contains no heavy metals typically found in coal and copper slags.It tends to break up quickly upon impact, creating large quantities of dust, exposing the operator to the potential health hazards if not properly protected. Hardness 5-6; Grit size range Coarse to Extra Fine; Angular shape.

Corn Cob- Corn cob is an organic, soft blasting grit that is safe for delicate parts and soft substrates. Excellent media for log homes and other wood surfaces, corn cob offers excellent cleaning and stripping properties without damage to the substrate. Hardness 4-4.5; Grit size range Extra Coarse to Extra Fine; Ground, Angular shape.

Walnut Shell- Walnut shell grit is used for applications that require aggressive stripping or cleaning without damage or effect on the underlying substrate. As the preferred blasting media for log homes and other wood surfaces, Organic and biodegradable, walnut shell is extremely durable, angular in shape but is considered a soft abrasive. Walnut shell sees utility in applications such as cleaning hard woods and aircraft and automotive stripping. Hardness 4.5-5; Grit size range Extra Coarse to Extra Fine; Angular shape.