What is soda blasting?

 

Upon hearing the name initially you imagine fizzy drinks being shaken up and aimed at the brickwork –        but surprisingly, this isn’t what it means. Soda blasting is actually the use of a product containing formulated sodium bicarbonate (baking soda).  This process involves applying the compound against the chosen surface using compressed air. This method is non-destructive and is effective at stripping paint, cement stains and varnish. The method of brick cleaning is becoming more and more popular to use as it has many more benefits in comparison to disadvantages. Unlike sandblasting, soda blasting only ever involves one material which is the baking soda compound. If you have an old, weakened building then soda blasting is the best option to take as it is not harmful to the masonry yet effectively removes graffiti or other stains.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Advantages of choosing soda blasting

 

 

 

 

What can it be used for?

 

Soda blasting can be used on a variety of properties, including timber, wood, oak flooring or walls, cars, masonry and even boat hulls. This method is also good for removing unwanted graffiti off of buildings and cleaning steel without leaving any noticeable damage. Stains from mortar and past cement can also be removed via this abrasive method and no cracking or distortion will be left as a result. Soda blasting is a popular choice for clients who like to make a good first impression; for instance schools, hospitals and business firms will invest in this brick cleaning method as it does not damage their property. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unlike standard abrasive blasting methods, soda blasting is not as much of a dirty process, instead it cleans the brickwork in one-step with no need for time consuming preparations.

 

 

The softness and friable nature of sodium bicarbonate produces unique cutting actions, for instance thick coatings can be removed from delicate materials with no destructive effect.

 

 

Most methods require building coatings to be fully cleaned before blasting however no pre-cleaning is needed for soda blasting.

 

 

There is reduced waste with using the compound; this is because it can be dissolved in water, leaving no solid waste.

 

 

There is an increased safety with using this product for workers – sodium bicarbonate is part of the human body’s normal chemistry so is not toxic on inhalation or ingestion. 

There are numerous benefits which come with choosing this cleansing process in comparison to other methods; this is due to the flexibility of this method and its’ non-harmful results.

 

 

Unlike standard abrasive blasting methods, soda blasting is not as much of a dirty process, instead it cleans the brickwork in one-step with no need for time consuming preparations.

 

 

The softness and friable nature of sodium bicarbonate produces unique cutting actions, for instance thick coatings can be removed from delicate materials with no destructive effect.

 

 

Most methods require building coatings to be fully cleaned before blasting however no pre-cleaning is needed for soda blasting.

 

 

There is reduced waste with using the compound; this is because it can be dissolved in water, leaving no solid waste.

 

 

There is an increased safety with using this product for workers – sodium bicarbonate is part of the human body’s normal chemistry so is not toxic in terms of inhalation or ingestion. 

There are numerous benefits which come with choosing this cleansing process in comparison to other methods; this is due to the flexibility of this method and its’ non-harmful results.​

What is the method of soda blasting and what are its advantages?

 

 

There are multiple options available when it comes to the cleaning of brickwork and many people instantly think of sandblasting methods; but hardly ever mention soda blasting. Although sandblasting is a popular abrasive choice for cleaning brickwork - the materials used are considerably harmful to the walls, however soda blasting cleans the brickwork effectively without causing damage.