This is actually round 2 for sandblasting. Last year we started the process, not cheap by the way, and had to stop short of finishing painting the first coat if primer. Our house flooded and priorities change pretty quick.
Black diamond sandblasting is a mobile operation that does a great job. I've got 6 days off from work...sand blasting today and tomorrow. Cleaning and painting starts tonight and keeps going through to this weekend. It's already getting hot and it's only 10:30am. Let's hope for a beautiful and productive day!