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For many, many years the only method of removing the charred and blackened surface of otherwise sound wooden structural members after a fire was the extremely labor and time intensive method of scraping the charred material away. Even after all that work, the burned odor still remained.

The Eastwood Soda Blaster allows the user to gently and quickly strip away the burned and charred surface leaving clean bare wood without harming exposed wiring, piping or fixtures. The soda also provides the added benefit of absorbing the lingering burned odor. Up until now, this process required a costly visit by a contractor with cumbersome and expensive, trailer mounted equipment.

A Soda Blaster is an environmentally friendly technology developed in the mid-80s, primarily for cleaning the Statue of Liberty, a delicate task that required performance without damage. The specially treated baking soda is completely inert and water-soluble.

Today it is used by car and motorcycle enthusiasts to strip paint without inflicting damage on metal surfaces, glass, chrome, rubber and trim with no need for time-consuming masking. And now it is used for fire damage restoration as well. The Eastwood Soda Blaster can also be converted to a standard pressure blaster in under 15 minutes to remove rust and scale.

For more information, or the interview Joe Richardson, Eastwood’s Restoration Expert, contact Connie LaMotta at 845 596 6091 or