Media Blasting Services

Rochester, NY

Media Blasting Services Rochester, NY

Media blasting is powered by using water, compressed air, and media. The media is an abrasive element that will remove corrosion, paint, and other materials from surfaces. Using an air compressor, hoses and nozzles are hooked up to provide pressure to water and media. The hoses and nozzles are made of heavy-duty materials to help reduce wear and tear from the abrasive materials.

Using the highly pressurized water, media is blasted to the area which needs to be cleaned, restored, or remediated. The media particles are so small that the surface isn’t damaged, rather the contaminants are removed instead leaving the surface free of contaminants such as mold, lead paint, or rust.


There are various forms of media to use, and ways to perform media blasting services. Depending on the size of the area needing our services, and the severity of damage will determine which process we will use and what form of media will best take care of your situation. 

Whether it be commercial or residential, we do it all. Following OSHA guidelines, our team will wear proper PPE to protect their body, face, and lungs.


Common Uses & Areas for
Media Blasting Services

Media blasting is a safe, and cost-effective way to bring new life to a variety of surfaces. Whether it be outdoors or indoors, industrial, or residential, there is a method and media option that will best serve in the restoration of the surface. While there are many uses for media blasting, below are some of the common reasons Rock Environmental is called for media blasting services:


Paint Removal

Paint Removal (bricks, decks, pools)

Graffiti Removal

Prepare surfaces for new paint


Building Exteriors & Interiors

Commercial Tanks & Trucks

Concrete Surfaces

Asphalt Driveways

Stone Paths 

Decorative Stone Walls


Asbestos Removal

Mold Remediation

Lead Paint Abatement

Fire damage and soot removal

Removing mold/mildew from decks


Rust removal

Restoration preparation

Restore fireplaces and chimneys

Machine Surfaces


If you're looking to have professional media blasting services completed at your home or business, but don’t see it here on our list, just give us a call at (585) 340-6799 or send us an email using Media Blasting Services in the subject line!

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Common Media Types

There are many different forms of media that can be used for the purpose of media blasting. Rock Environmental has access to numerous forms of media for abrasive blasting, however usually tends to stick to a select few. Listed below are the most common forms of media used by Rock Environmental.

Aluminum Oxide - Can be recycled and reused in multiple media blasting projects due to its hardness and durability.

Sodium Bicarbonate (baking soda) - This is a safe and effective method to remove virtually anything from a surface including paint, rust, and oil. The underlying surface does not get damaged when the media is used.

Hydroblasting - Does not use any abrasive materials, only high-powered water jets. Most know this as power-washing. This is a safe and effective way to remove stains from wood, or other organic materials like mold and fungus from surfaces. Additionally, the highly pressurized water can also be effective in removing paint from surfaces.

Recycled Glass - Using glass in either its crushed or glass bead form is effective against tough surfaces. The media can be used to clean, shape, and prepare the surface. Due to the hardness of glass, there is almost no dust or particles left behind, leaving you with a clean area afterward.

Shot Blasting - Using tiny steel pellets, the surface is left clean but with a texture that is preferred for future painting or restoration. This method is often used when something, like a car, is going to be repainted.

Walnut Shells - Walnut shells have been found to be a new alternative to using silica sand in sandblasting. This provides a safe and environmentally friendly way to remove paint and rust for surface preparation. Take note that walnut shells can cause an allergic reaction for those who are near the media blasting area.

There are other types of blasting media that can be used and some blasting techniques that work better than others on certain projects. Rock Environmental is available to assess the area you are looking to have restored, at this time the professionals can let you know which type of media will work best for you.


Saving People and the Environment!

Our experience is a testimony in itself of our impeccable procedures of Media Blasting Services, from proper removal to tagging to handling and ensuring safe disposal that abides by national and local standards. We take pride in our professionalism and adequate expertise in ensuring the safety of the people and environment!

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Why Choose Rock Environmental for Media Blasting Services

Rock Environmental in Rochester, NY has been trained and certified to work with potentially hazardous materials such as mold and asbestos. It is important to not try to do these kinds of jobs on your own without the proper training and protective equipment. All of our professionals have been properly trained to do this job, so give us a call and we will take care of it for you!