Soda blasting uses sodium bicarbonate, also known as baking soda, as the abrasive medium to strip and clean objects of coatings like paint, rust, mold, grease and more. Baking soda blasting is a gentler process than traditional sandblasting, and is safe when you’re concerned about pitting or warping a metal surface or damaging glass, chrome, rubber or plastic components of the object you’re blasting, such as a car or boat. In soda blasting, the sodium crystals (slightly larger than the crystals in grocery-store baking soda) each create a tiny explosion as they hit the targeted object. This process neatly and safely removes the unwanted coating, leaving the blasted surface ready for the next step you plan to take, such as painting.
Soda Blasting Advantages
- Safe for surfaces: Gentle blasting medium baking soda won’t cause pitting or damage to the object being stripped.
- Convenient: Vulnerable components (glass chrome, etc.) are safe from damage so no time-consuming masking is needed.
- Easy clean-up: Baking soda is water-soluble.
- Eco-friendly: Soda is non-toxic.
- Versatile: Soda blasting is effective for stripping away mold, carbon, oil, grease, rust, paint and more, while leaving anodized coating in place.
- Protective: Light soda residue creates an alkaline pH, unfriendly to rust and mold growth temporarily.
- Simple one-step process saves time: Baking soda blasting lets you clean, degrease and remove paint in a single-step process for paint prep.
After Soda Blasting
When ready to paint or apply a new coating, simply clean off and instantly dissolve the soda. To accomplish this, rinse with degreaser, wood bleach, fiberglass prep or other product, depending upon the surface that was blasted and the needs of the paint or coating you will be applying.
At Extreme Blasting of Tallahassee, we’re equipped to handle whatever blasting needs you may have. As experts in this area, we look forward to restore your surfaces. Give us a call at 850-422-2227.