One of the simplest, safest, and gentlest paint-stripping and mold remediation solutions is soda blasting.
Our mobile baking soda blasting service is non-hazardous and environmentally safe. It's ideal for a range of projects and applications, including car restorations, line removal, and fire and mold removal.
To learn more about soda blasting, its benefits, and whether it's right for you, read on.
What Is Soda Blasting?
Soda blasting, or baking soda blasting, is a type of technology that's used to safely clean and strip a variety of surfaces. Soda blasting machines are filled with compressed air, which delivers baking soda onto the surface. Our bicarbonate of soda blasting services are highly effective, and they're an increasingly popular choice nowadays as the blasting process is non-sparking, non-flammable, and non-toxic, making it safe to use in a variety of applications.
Soda blasting is considered a superior process, whatever you're using it for. It can easily remove everything from grease and oils to paint, mold, surface corrosion, and coatings without causing damage to the surface being treated.
Soda blasting has the power to clean, de-paint, and de-grease in one, and it has a quick cleanup, making it ideal for the majority of restoration and preparation jobs.
Uses of Soda Blasting
There are many uses of soda blast media, from the simpler tasks such as removing graffiti to larger jobs like removing char, odors, and carbon from fire-damaged buildings.
Some of the most popular uses of soda blasting equipment are:
Benefits of Soda Blasting
You might be wondering what makes soda blasting more suitable for you than other blasting services - or whether it's worth considering at all. If you just want to do a job that seems relatively straightforward, like remove grease, rust, paint, or mold from a surface, do you need soda blasting?
To understand the benefits of delivering baking soda onto the surface you're working with, let's understand how it differs from other blasting methods.
Consider sandblasting, for example. For stripping, sandblasting isn't always the most suitable choice, as sand is denser than paint. The result is that the paint will be removed quickly - good - but there's a high likelihood that the sand will damage the substrate, too - not good. You'll probably end up with a clean surface, but it won't be smooth. Substrate materials like glass could be badly damaged by this process.
Using soda blasting equipment, on the other hand, is a much safer, gentler solution. A soda blasting machine combines compressed air with sodium bicarbonate, which consists of smaller, softer crystals that will strip a layer of paint without damaging the surface beneath. The blasting soda will simply explode on impact when it hits the paint. Because the majority of surfaces (plastic, glass, rubber, chrome, and so on) are harder than the baking soda blast media, it won't be affected at all by this process.
Soda blasting also neutralizes surfaces, which is why it's ideal for clearing mold damage. By using baking soda blast media, you can create a sterile surface that should help to prevent mold regrowth. Any baking soda dust can be quickly cleared away - and, conveniently, it dissolves in water. There's no grit leftover in crevices, as they're likely would be with sandblasting. This process is also non-flammable, non-hazardous, and isn't toxic to the environment.