can i use ordinary sharp sand in a sandblaster?

I'm trying to set up a sandblaster, got the compressor, got the gun, it's one of those 30lb over the shoulder plastic containers, but the grit on ebay is so expencive.So can I use ordinary sharp sand? I need it to remove paint and rust.

Re-design5 years ago
I use regular play sand. As long at it's dry and you strain out the big pieces it should work well.
speediduck1 (author) 5 years ago
Thank you for a speedy reply. Thats very good news.
Sharp sand can cause the terminal lung disease silicosis: its why shot blasters are now called shotblasters and not sandblasters