It is important to know the differences in blasting media, since different abrasive blasting media are required for different applications. Blasting media can be used for purposes such as cleaning, stripping, etching, strengthening and polishing. In addition to the media type, grit or mesh size is another factor to consider for your application. The final choice of media depends on the nature of the work required and on the blasting equipment that is employed. Kelso Restoration has the knowledge and expertise to advise you on the best abrasive media solution for your removal requirements. No matter what the application, Kelso Restoration strives to use environmentally friendly abrasive blasting products. See our FAQ pages for more information about What is abrasive blasting? and What is soda blasting and why should I do it?
Soda blasting applications include maintaining and preparing surfaces for paint or coating. Sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), when blended with compressed air, literally blasts away surface materials without damaging the substrate. Often called soda blasting, abrasive blasting provides excellent results for decontamination and removal of certain types of mould and bacteria. Soda is an absolutely benign product. This is especially important in the pharmaceutical and food processing industries.
We provide abrasive blasting with a wide spectrum of media including (click here for more detailed information about the media listed below):
- Sodium bicarbonate (or soda blasting)
- Calcium carbonate (or crushed limestone)
- Glass beads
- Crushed glass
- Silica free sand