blog3Although the popularity of sandblasting is known, the positive environmental effects of vapor blasting are still being uncovered and gaining acceptance by the mainstream. As the importance of becoming greener is increasing, vapor blasting may be the more suitable option for your project.

The clear, positive effects of choosing vapor blasting over dry blasting should be made evident. For one thing, vapor blasting equates to a 92% reduction in dust over sandblasting. The large volume of dust makes sandblasting a dirty job. Operators and workers on sandblasting projects must wear the proper and necessary protective gear to guard themselves from a mini sandstorm. On a project where we sandblasted a metal staircase, some people from a distance thought there was a fire in the building because of all the smoke elevating in the air! Because of the dust factor and other reasons, vapor blasting is a more sustainable process to restore surfaces to their original youth.

Furthermore, blasting is becoming a legal issue in certain parts of the country, and will surely make its way to the Midwest. California and New York City are the early adopters in becoming environmentally friendly because of their legal implementation of blasting projects being performed only by Tier 4 Compressors, which are the most eco-friendly. McCahill Painting uses the very latest technology in the form of Graco EcoQuip 2 Vapor Abrasive Blast Equipment. Graco is a leading manufacturer of such equipment, giving us the best tools for the best results. Please see below to visualize what the equipment looks like.

Choosing McCahill Painting to perform your vapor blasting work will be the most eco-friendly choice in Chicagoland! Please contact us to discuss your blasting project in more detail!