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Soda Blasting Contractor

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 the crew, nearby personnel, and the work environment. And we are meticulous about preparation and cleanup.

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, on budget, with minimal disruption, and excellent, long-lasting results.

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Soda Blasting a Metal Storefront Exterior

What is Soda Blasting and How Does it Work?

Soda blasting uses pressurized air to blast sodium bicarbonate, commonly known as baking soda, against a surface to remove old paint, corrosion, decay, oil, and biological and atmospheric contamination. While highly effective, soda blasting is milder than other forms of dry abrasive blasting and is well suited to metal, copper, stucco, brick, limestone, wood, and other surfaces requiring a more delicate blasting technique.

Because it is gentler, soda blasting will not leave a surface profile and is far less likely to damage a substrate. Soda blasting is also more environmentally friendly than some other forms of blasting, making it a good choice for busy and sensitive areas and as a way to reduce the environmental impact of a project.  

Soda Blasting vs. Sandblasting

Sandblasting can rapidly clean and restore a variety of surfaces including steel, concrete, metal, and brick. Often used to prepare surfaces for painting, sandblasting creates a rough surface profile that supports optimum paint adhesion and long-lasting results.

Soda blasting, by comparison, 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.

Looking for dust-free blasting options?

While 100% dust-free blasting is a myth, our innovative Sponge-Jet® blasting and advanced vapor blasting services greatly suppress dust - by more than 92%! Our team is knowledgeable in all blasting methods and can consult with you to determine the best blasting approach for your project goals and job environment.  

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Soda Blasting to Remove Stucco

Soda Blasting to Remove Decaying Stucco

While the process takes a little longer, using soda blasting to remove decaying stucco achieves the same great results as sandblasting but is safer for populated and sensitive areas like busy public spaces and residential neighborhoods. In this video, we use soda blasting to completely remove decaying stucco from a Frank Lloyd Wright home.

Soda Blasting to Clean and Deodorize

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 for Graffiti Removal

While soda blasting can be used for graffiti removal, we have had excellent results completely removing graffiti with our proven method of combining powerful yet environmentally safe cleaning agents and 250-degree hot water.

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