Our Media Blasting Services

Media blasting consists of propelling small particles, or media, at high pressure to remove debris, rust, paint, and other coatings from surfaces. It is an updated version of sandblasting. Sand is no longer used as the preferred abrasive media due to the health risks associated with silica dust exposure. Instead, safer types of media are used that produce less dust and environmental impact.

Media Blasting Techniques

Media Blasting is a powerful and versatile surface treatment process, renowned for its ability to remove paint, rust, and other stubborn coatings from a wide range of materials. At East Coast Refinishing, we provide expert media blasting services to breathe new life into objects, restoring them to their original state, or preparing them for a fresh, new finish.

Types of Media Blasting

  • Shot Blasting
  • Soda Blasting
  • Dry Ice Blasting
  • Sponge Blasting
  • Hydro Blasting
  • Vapor Blasting
  • Dustless Blasting
  • Slurry Blasting

Abrasive blasting media is typically used on surfaces that are made of harder materials such as steel or aluminum while less abrasive media is used for more delicate surfaces such as fiber glass and precious metals.

Types of Blast Media

Our media blasting technique incorporates a variety of blast materials, allowing us to adapt to your specific project requirements. These include:

Aluminum Oxide

Notable for its fast-cutting action and reusable nature, ideal for a broad range of applications.

Plastic Media

Perfect for delicate operations, where maintaining the integrity of the underlying material is crucial.

Sodium Bicarbonate

An environmentally friendly option excellent for removing paint without causing damage.

Walnut Shell

A biodegradable, non-toxic solution, superb for handling deflashing, deburring, and paint stripping tasks.

Glass Bead

Offering a gentler touch, it's ideal for cleaning, finishing, and peening applications.

Crushed Glass

Effective for rust, paint, or scale removal, providing a fine satin finish.


A naturally occurring mineral abrasive known for its high-performance, it's excellent for blasting and water jet cutting.


Introducing water or water vapor reduces the impact of the abrasive media as well as the dust created.


There are several types of sponge media, including abrasive impregnated sponge, offering a recyclable, and more gentle media that is low dust.

Our Media Blasting Standards

East Coast Refinishing and Surface Stripping, Inc is proficient in and adheres to the set of standards developed by the Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC). Our technicians will carefully work with your project defining the degree of cleanliness to ensure the surfaces are properly prepared for coating or painting.

Our Technicians are adept in the following SSPC Standards:

Our Attention to Detail Provides:

Proper adhesion of primers, paints, and other coatings

Long-lasting protection against corrosion & damage

Our Attention to Detail Provides:

Proper adhesion of primers, paints, and other coatings

Long-lasting protection against corrosion & damage

Quality work
Great Warranties

Why Do You Need Media Blasting?

Deep Cleaning/Stripping:
Thoroughly cleans surfaces, removing layers of paint, rust, scale, and other contaminants.
Paint Removal:
Effortlessly strip away old paint layers for a clean surface.
Rust Removal:
Eradicate rust, preventing further corrosion and extending the lifespan of metal.
Achieve desired textures on surfaces for proper adhesion of coatings.
Cosmetic Finishing:
Perfectly refine surfaces, achieving a smooth and flawless appearance.
Soda blasting eliminates lingering odors blasting away embedded particles.

More Media Blasting Applications:

Graffiti & Stain Removal: Effortlessly erase stains such as rust, acid, mineral, and graffiti from various surfaces.
Architectural Cleaning: Restore the original beauty of building facades, brick, and stone surfaces with precision.
Fiberglass Restoration: Safely rejuvenate fiberglass panels without causing damage.
Concrete Surface Preparation: Ensure optimal adhesion for coatings on concrete surfaces.

A Step-by-Step Guide to Our Certified Media Blasting Service

Call Us at 413-445-7878 or Request a Media Blasting Estimate

Get a Quote from us after discussing your project requirements

Experience our world-class service tailored to your needs

Sectors We Cover

Commercial Media Blasting

  • Heavy Equipment & Storage Containers
  • Transportation Vehicles: Buses, Trains, Fire, Fleets
  • Vintage Outdoor Signage & Water Tanks
  • Facades & Steel Structures on Buildings

Industrial Media Blasting

  • Aged Industrial Machinery (Pulp & Paper)
  • Metal Infrastructure of Plants & Wastewater Facilities
  • Historic Metal Equipment in Manufacturing
  • Structural Steel as well as Heavy Steel

Residential Media Blasting

  • Historic Wrought Iron Gates
  • Classic Metal Sculptures & Antiques
  • Ornate Metal Balustrades- Hand Rails
  • Exposed Pipes, Radiators & Historic Décor

What We Have Achieved

Diligently working with 70+ years of collective experience

Complete Projects
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Expert Workers
Customers Since 1999
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Why Choose Our Expert Blasting Services?

Authorized Dealers & Certifications

Popular service areas across
New England, Canada, and the East Coast

Located just off route 7 & 20 in Pittsfield, MA we can handle bulk projects transported to our shop or travel to sites within a 90-minute drive of zip code 01201

Berkshire County North To Stamford,
VT Hampshire & Franklin Counties

Towns: Tyringham, Alford,
& Egremont

Transport is popular from all over
New England to Western New York

Albany, Columbia, Dutchess
& Renselaer Counties

Towns: Stockbridge, West Stockbridge, Lenox & Richmond

Out to Pennsylvania to Virgina
& West Virginia

Litchfield & Hartford Counties Canaan &
North Western CT

Towns: Hancock, New Ashford, & Williamstown

Disbatched on flatbed, bulk steel received from logistics & trucking companies

Your East Coast Media Blasting Experts since 1999

The One-Stop Stop For Anything Steel, Aluminum, or Fiberglass

Light to heavy projects of any scale. Residential, Commercial, or Industrial in nature

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    FAQs About Media Blasting:

    Yes, if done incorrectly, our experienced team tailors techniques to protect delicate materials.

    Project duration varies, but efficiency is a priority for timely completion. We stick with each project until it is finished.

    Yes, our methods prioritize eco-friendly media, clean air/water, and waste disposal practices.

    Absolutely, our mobile units bring precision blasting directly to your location.

    We specialize in any type of metal and fiberglass in-house. We have additional teams that specialize in concrete. This ensures the best possible outcome.

    Yes, we use non-toxic media that won’t harm pets, plants, or the environment.