In the past, the only way you could remove paint or some other unsightly material from a contaminated surface, was to either chip it off, sand blast it, use harsh chemicals, or sand it until your arm fell off, or your equipment failed. In most cases, after these time consuming, or hazardous methods, are discarded, the final solution was just to paint over it and hope no one noticed.
There is now a process, known as Soda Blasting, where a surface is cleaned or paint is removed or coatings of any kind are stripped from a substrate both efficiently and safely. It is very similar to traditional sand blasting yet has the significant advantage of cleaning the surface without causing any harm to the substrate or the environment.
Uses No Hazardous Waste Material, Chemicals, Abrasives, Solvents or Damaging Material
This process uses sodium bicarbonate crystals in a special formulation. Baking soda is a natural, non-hazardous, food grade quality, inorganic salt with a soft crystalline structure that makes it an ideal mild abrasive. Soft baking soda crystals actually breakdown on contact with the material, resulting in a gentle cleaning process. Baking soda is also completely soluble in water and poses no special safety or disposal concerns.