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Media Blasting 101Media blasting is the process of propelling a stream of blast media at a surface to remove paint or any other contaminants prior to coating the surface (i.e. epoxy, decorative overlays, etc...). There are a number of different methods of media blasting, including:
- Sand and Grit — This traditional method uses substances such as crushed glass to remove corrosion and paint buildup. This method is used on concrete, stone, brick, and wood surfaces, and it can also be utilized to remove varnish and stain, restoring the floor’s original surface.
- Vapor — If you’re looking for a cleaning process that produces very little dust, vapor blasting is a great way to go. This method was used to restore the Kansas State Capitol since the project called for a method with minimal dust exposure.