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Soda Blasting Services

Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional Soda Blasting in Chicagoland, Northern Illinois, Northwest Indiana and Southern Wisconsin

Soda blasting uses pressurized air to blast sodium bicarbonate, or baking soda, against a surface to remove old paint, corrosion, decay, oil, and biological and atmospheric contamination. While highly effective, soda blasting is considered milder than sandblasting and other forms of dry abrasive blasting and is well suited to metal, structural steel, stucco, brick, limestone, wood, and other surfaces requiring a more delicate blasting technique. Soda blasting is an excellent choice for projects where you do not want to profile or risk damaging the substrate—a key reason soda blasting has been used to restore treasured monuments like the Statue of Liberty.

Sodium bicarbonate media is water-soluble, environmentally friendly, and non-acidic, and has the added benefit of deodorizing a surface as it cleans. Due to its deodorizing properties, soda blasting is often used to restore surfaces damaged by mold, fire, or smoke.

soda blasting

McCahill Painting – Chicagoland’s established and trusted soda blasting resource

McCahill Painting has successfully completed hundreds of soda blasting restoration projects in a wide array of industries and environments. We employ rigorous safety standards, extensive technician training and state-of-the-art equipment to meet client project goals while ensuring the safety of crew, nearby personnel and the work environment. We are absolutely meticulous about preparation and clean up. As a McCahill Painting client, you’ll find we are a true partner you can rely on to complete your soda blasting projects safely, on time and on budget, with minimal disruption and excellent, long-lasting results.

Soda Blasting a Metal Storefront Exterior

Soda Blasting to Remove Stucco

Related abrasive blasting methods

McCahill Painting provides several abrasive blasting services in addition to soda blasting. Sandblasting is another common dry abrasive blasting method where sand or a similar abrasive is used, and the surface is given a profile to support optimum paint adhesion. Vapor blasting is a newer and more eco-friendly blasting method where water is used to significantly suppress dust, making this an excellent option in environments where it is important to create as little dust as possible.

Industries Served

McCahill Painting has a track record of success providing soda blasting and renovation services to industrial, commercial, and institutional clients in industries including:

  • Industrial plants
  • Power plants
  • Chemical plants
  • Oil refineries
  • Pulp and paper plants
  • Electric companies
  • Water treatment facilities
  • Silos/Storage tanks
  • Food processing facilities
  • Factories and manufacturing plants
  • Municipalities
  • Places of worship including churches and temples
  • Schools including K-12 schools, high schools, colleges, universities
  • Heathcare facilities including hospitals, clinics, and inpatient centers
  • Office buildings
  • Shopping centers
  • Hotels
  • Pools
  • Stadiums