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Soda Blasting FAQs

What is Soda Blasting?
Soda blasting is an innovative cleaning technology that uses a specially formulated blast media to remove paint, dirt, coatings and other contaminants without causing harmful abrasion to the surface being cleaned. The soda blast media is based on sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), a water-soluble and non-toxic compound.

How Does the Soda Blast Process Work?
Soda blasting is achieved using a high volume, but low pressure wet or dry blasting machine to propel the soda blast media onto the surface to be cleaned. When the soda blast media comes in contact with the contaminant on the surface, the sodium bicarbonate particles explode. The energy released by this explosion gently removes the contaminant without harming the surface.

How was the Process Developed?
In 1972, New York State engineers were challenged with the daunting task of cleaning and restoring the Statue of Liberty without damaging the statue or the environment. The conventional methods in use at the time would not only damage the statue’s delicate copper plates, but would create harmful waste in the surrounding waterways. Soda blasting was thus invented to accomplish the task of cleaning the statue, while keep surrounding environment safe.

  • What are a few benefits of soda blasting
  • Water-soluble and environmentally-safe.
  • Eliminates the need of using toxic cleaning chemicals.
  • Does not produce thermal sparks or heat buildup.
  • One-step cleaning and de-coating process.
  • Can be done while other machines and processes are in operation.
  • Equipment is transportable, in many cases a one-person operation
  • Equipment is easy to use and clean up is relatively easy.

What are examples of Soda Blasting Applications?

  • Graffiti removal
  • Building restoration & cleaning
  • Mold remediation – removes mildew & mold
  • Marine antifouling removal / antifouling surface preparation on boats
  • Fire restoration – removes smoke & soot damage
  • Automotive restoration
  • Sculpture restoration
  • Tile restoration
  • Industrial & food grade equipment cleaning
  • Paint removal
  • Cleaning delicate surfaces (stainless steel, glass, wood, bearings)
  • Decontamination
  • And much more!

Contact us for a recommendation of the right soda blast product for your needs or referral to a distributor in your area.

For more soda blasting information read our Soda Blasting Overview article.

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