Unwanted graffiti can cause several issues for business owners. In addition to unsightly and unwanted artwork, improper graffiti removal can compromise the architectural elements of your building, especially when dealing with delicate surfaces or historic building elements. General Abrasives Co. Inc provides dry ice blasting for dustless paint removal, a non-abrasive cleaning process that eliminates the need for harmful chemical processes.

Cleaning everything from wood to metal, dry ice blasting dissolves paint with the use of a pressurized stream of dry ice pellets. With an adjustable pressure spray, dry ice blasting is a gentle medium that is suitable for a wide range of substrates.


Non-toxic, non-abrasive and time-efficient, dry ice blasting eliminates the need for chemical stripping or sanding, resulting in a smooth finish with minimal residue. Sandblasting or power washing are alternative methods, however both require multiple passes to fully remove the paint, as well as both produce considerable amounts of runoff and secondary waste. Dry ice blasting saves both time and labor, with a gentle and non-abrasive method of cleaning your architectural surfaces. 

Key Benefits:

  • Eliminate manual cleaning

  • Eliminate abrasive and harmful chemicals

  • Gentle and non-abrasive

  • No secondary waste

  • Chemical free and environmentally responsible

  • Time efficient

  • Reduce labor costs and project time

Delicate surfaces are safe with this non-abrasive cleaning method. Coupled with the fact that this method leaves the surface completely dry and free of residue, you are able to save valuable time on your jobsite. A chemical-free process, the non-abrasive qualities of dry ice make it suitable for the precision cleaning necessitated when removing graffiti from delicate surfaces. 

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As the dry ice pellets meet the surface of the paint, thermodynamic shock causes fractures in the initial layer of paint that allows the paint to be blown away. Eliminating the need for water and reducing hazardous waste or chemical drainage, cleanup following dry ice blasting is as easy as sweeping up the residue that has been removed from the surfaces. 

When you need an abrasive media to assist in the dry ice blasting process, the medium used is important to achieve proper surface preparation and removal of unwanted graffiti. General Abrasives provides crushed garnet blasting media as well as recycled glass beads as an alternative to sandblasting or pressure washing. By using dry ice with one of these media options, you can avoid the need for containment, waste cleanup, drying time, and any post-cleaning prep before moving on to recoating. 


Gentler on wood, stone, stucco, concrete and many other building elements, dry ice blasting is a proven alternative to sanding, scraping, or chemical graffiti removal. With the ability to access and clean hard to reach areas without damaging the surface integrity of the material,this concentrated stream is effective in removing paint from the tight angles of and small spaces without causing additional damages.

Common Surfaces that Benefit from Dry Ice Blasting:

  • Wood
  • Brick

  • Metal
  • Concrete
  • Stone
  • Stucco

The versatility provided by dry ice blasting can be incorporated into both general cleaning applications as well as graffiti removal and heavy-duty cleaning services. Superior over the labor and time-intensive option of hand sanding or potentially damaging chemical strippers, the main benefit of dry ice is the added efficiency into your production or restoration processes. 

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Reducing costs and overall downtime, General Abrasives provides this service to maintain the surface integrity while reducing costs, dry ice blasting as a more cost-effective method removing unwanted paint.

This method allows you to take advantage of its quick services to reduce production downtime and unplanned maintenance, especially in areas repeatedly hit by graffiti artists. Contact us today to learn more.