Media blasting is the process of propelling particles (tiny beads) from a specialized blasting machine using the power of compressed air. This converts the media, or small beads along with the compressed air, into an effective cleaning treatment that takes skill, the proper equipment and good judgment.

Media blasting can be used to remove rust or contaminants from a metal surface prior to the powder coating process. Media blasting can help reduce or eliminate irregularities in metal and then smooth, roughen or even shape a surface.

Media Blasting Steps

Surface Preparation
The surface to be treated is carefully inspected and cleaned to remove any loose debris or contaminants.
Selection of Abrasive Media
Depending on the project and the surface material, an appropriate abrasive media is chosen. Common media options include sand, glass beads, aluminum oxide, and garnet.
Blasting Process
The selected media is propelled at the surface using specialized equipment, often at high pressure, to remove paint, rust, scale, or other unwanted coatings.
Surface Inspection
After blasting, the surface is inspected to ensure it meets the desired cleanliness and texture standards.

Types of Media Blasting

  1. Sandblasting: Traditional sandblasting uses sand as the abrasive media. It’s effective for heavy-duty applications but is less commonly used today due to health and environmental concerns.
  2. Glass Bead Blasting: Glass beads are used as the media in this method, producing a smooth and satin-like finish, making it ideal for delicate or precision work.
  3. Aluminum Oxide Blasting: Aluminum oxide is a versatile and commonly used media, effective for both light and heavy applications, with variations suitable for different surfaces.
  4. Garnet Blasting: Garnet is often used for its natural hardness and ability to produce an even and textured surface. It’s suitable for various applications, including metal and wood.
If you have a metal automotive part, old ornamental iron, a bicycle or metal lawn furniture that has become an eyesore, don’t discard it and needlessly spend money on something new when you can rejuvenate that old part or piece of furniture with quality media blasting and a brand new powder coat finish!


  1. Efficient Surface Preparation: Media blasting is a highly effective method for preparing surfaces, removing rust, paint, and contaminants quickly, saving you time and effort in your projects.
  2. Versatile and Eco-Friendly: Media blasting can be customized for different materials and applications, and it is an environmentally friendly process that doesn’t involve harmful chemicals or solvents.
  3. Enhanced Surface Adhesion: By creating a clean and textured surface, media blasting ensures better adhesion for subsequent coatings, whether it’s paint, powder coating, or other finishes.
  4. Restoration and Renewal: Media blasting can breathe new life into old or worn surfaces, making it an ideal choice for restoring and renewing items, machinery, and equipment, giving them a fresh and like-new appearance.


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What our customers say

Patrick Petit
Patrick Petit
My wife and I had several pieces that needed to be sand blasted and powder coated but hadn’t come across the right team to work with until we found RPM Powder Coating on Yelp. From the first time I called to ask about their business, I knew this was a professional and friendly company and that our needs could be met. I shared with the owner, Jamie about a few pieces I wanted to bring in which included an cast-iron urn and base along with a few antique light switch plates. The urn and base needed to be blasted and powder coated, and the switch plates only needed to be blasted taking them down to bare metal. Jamie said these are among the types of work his crew handles all the time and we arranged to bring them in. We were warmly greeted by a member of the team upon walking through the front door which quickly confirmed what I felt over the phone…trust. Jamie’s staff provided amazing service from start to finish. We described what we wanted and Jamie recommended a specific type of powder coat finish on our urn/base that would hold up well over the years in a high-UV area in front of our home. While dropping our pieces off, he showed us some of the other jobs in progress and we were certainly impressed. Jamie’s crew who offloaded our pieces from my car and performed the work did an amazing job, and when we came back to pick everything up, it was very apparent that they held a high regard for detail because everything was perfect! Jamie, we not only want to thank you for the outstanding work by you and your team, but also for the personal and professional service we received from everyone we met! We’re extremely satisfied and have several other pieces to bring back in the spring as we discussed. Sincerely, Patrick and Andrea
Albert Papikyants
Albert Papikyants
Very pleased with the quality and customer service of these guys. I got my frame back a lot earlier than expected and the price was unbeatable. These guys are the one stop shop for power coating. I’ll be back for sure!
Eddie Serrano
Eddie Serrano
Great service paint
Sidney White
Sidney White
Got wheels coated excellent job!
Bryan M
Bryan M
Friendly guys, quality work, reasonable pricing, under-promised/over-delivered. Highly recommend.
Jim Jarrett
Jim Jarrett
What a great experience, working with Jamie and the rest of the crew. We had a garden bench that's at least 50 years old - and probably older - and a couple of garden chairs as well that are also vintage. I had done a couple of refinishes before, with just a wire brush and rustoleum paint. We really wanted to rejuvenate them, so I got in touch with RPM. They were really helpful in making the choices of colors and finish, as well as keeping the budget reasonable. The results are stunning. We're incredibly happy and recommend RPM to anyone.
Keri Tanner
Keri Tanner
Rpm did my rims for my chrysler 300s they turned out better then I expected! I would highly recommend them!!!
Marek Horcic
Marek Horcic
Nice people great work.
Rod Mayhill
Rod Mayhill
Jamie and his team were amazing to work with. My wife and I had some old cast iron furniture (over 50 years old) that we use on our screened porch that had countless layers of paint on it. I thought during the off season we would have the paint removed and new paint and clear coat applied. I inquired on there website if they would be able to help us. Jamie, the owner, quickly responded and said yes and to send him photos of the two chairs and the end table. I sent Jamie photos of the items over the weekend and he responded quickly with a price quote. I then dropped the items off the following week and in less that 2 weeks they were done. I picked them up today and they look amazing. I have no idea what they looked like new over 50 years ago since we were not the original buyers but I can confidently say I bet they look better than they did brand new! If you know old cast iron furniture, it is accented in leaves and flowers. We can now see the veins on the leaves and details of the petals on the flowers. The price was more than fair. The workmanship was amazing. The professionalism was impeccable. I realize that this is a “5” star review and if I could give a “10”...I would. This is a great small business to support. There is no need to look elsewhere. I would recommend them to anyone. You will not be disappointed.
Tyler Austin
Tyler Austin
If you're looking for a good place that does great work with Powder Coating, this is the place to go! I had a set of wheels done here about a month or two ago and they turned out great! They got the color I wanted and kept me informed with the whole process.