The Evolution of Abrasive Blast Media

Media blasting is a term that’s been coined in the very recent past. Prior to the 1990s, the process of blasting with abrasive media was more commonly (and more correctly) called sand blasting. Back in the early days of blast­ing, the predominant abrasive of choice...

Understanding Abrasive Blast Media

4 Key Characteristics, 5 Popular Choices Media blasting is a term coined in the very recent past. Prior to the 1990s, the process of blasting with abrasive media was more commonly, and more correctly, called sand blasting. Back in the early days of blasting, the...

Diversifying Media Blasting Services

For the last few months, more than ever before, people ask very sincerely, “how are you doing?” A global pandemic has impacted us either directly, or indirectly, in almost every corner of our lives. It’s a reasonable question. As a salesman with more than 25 years in...

Tools in the Media Blasting Tool Chest

Something occurred to me while watching TV the other night. My favorite game show was on – you know the one – a long-running hit game show that features families feuding with each other by guessing how 100 men or women responded to a given question. At the end...

A Healthy Evolution in Media Blasting

Sand blasting is a term long used to describe the action of blasting sand with compressed air. It’s not that simple anymore. In fact, even the name “sand blasting” is falling out of favor in many circles due to the inaccuracy of that title. The following discussion...

Media Blasting: Restoring to Former Condition

Understanding media applications, maintenance and training. A recent anniversary – 21 years in the business – was announced by my business-related social network computer program. Of course, I realized that the milestone – completing my second full decade in the...

The Final Demise of Sand Blasting

Finding effective, afforable alternatives to sand blasting as OSHA’s Silica Laws evolve What would you do?” asked the voice on the phone. I get this question almost every day of my working life, from every corner of the U.S., from contractors, engineers,...

Take a Profitable Walk down a New Path

Thinking Outside the Media Blasting Box Ever heard the saying “…take a long walk down a short pier”? It’s a clever, but not very nice way to tell someone to go jump in a lake. Recently, on a visit to a customer’s job site, this saying came immediately to mind. I...

Something Old, Something New…

It seems like only yesterday that I first saw abrasive media blasting in use on an architectural restoration job – a fire-damaged, limestone church in central Illinois. I don’t remember all of the circumstances (that was over 18 years ago), but I do remember what...

Historical Restoration with Crushed Walnut Shells

Historical Restoration with Crushed Walnut Shells Drop me in any city around the world – Amsterdam, Berlin, Quebec, Rome, Zurich – and I’ll end up in the oldest, most historical district that burg has to offer. I’m no different when I travel in our United States. When...