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Thread: Soda Blasting to Strip Old Finishes

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Humid Gulf Coast

    Soda Blasting to Strip Old Finishes

    This Soda Blasting technique uses baking soda to strip old finishes.

    You can get different granual sizes for tougher paints.

    It looks a lot more Personell freindly than the chemical method, and seems to move along quickly.

    No health hazzrds either.

    Harbor Freight sells a setup for this.

    I'm thinking of using this to strip lacqur from a veneered tabletop, to avoid the hassle of chemical strippers.

    Has anyone tried it? Any downsides to using it other than baking soda dust?

    It's kind of fun to do the impossible

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Yorktown, Virginia
    Curious also. I was at HF yesterday contemplating a soda blaster. I know they are used in the auto body area to remove paint and wondered how they would perform on wood. I was thinking one might be helpful cleaning up the natural edge on a bench I'm building.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Outside the beltway
    I've thought about it.
    I dream a lot. I do more painting when I'm not painting. It's in the subconscious.
    ::: Andrew Wyeth :::

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Austin, Texas
    Even though it isn't as harsh as sand blasting, you are shooting an abrasive at your workpiece. If you aren't extremely careful, I bet you could cause great damage. I would also use more than casual dust mask.
    Charlie Plesums, Austin Texas
    (Retired early to become a custom furnituremaker)
    Lots of my free advice at

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