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What Is Dry Ice Blasting?

By March 7, 2013August 17th, 2022re:fab News

One of the surface maintenance services we are happy to provide to our valued clients at re:fab is Dry Ice Blasting. Dry Ice Blasting, sometimes called Cold Jet or CO2 Blasting, is a relatively new cleaning process using solid CO2 pellets, known as dry ice.

Why Should I Use Dry Ice Blasting?

There are many reasons why Dry Ice Blasting has become a popular cleaning solution for businesses across the country. As an expert commercial painting company, we’ve used it for a number of different applications. Here are a few reasons you won’t be able to ignore:

  1. Quicker Clean = Profit: This process is fast, thorough, and can be executed on-line without any disassembly of equipment and without the need for drying time. This means less downtime for your business, and more runtime means more profits.
  2. Non-Abrasive, Non-Flammable, and Non-Conductive: It won’t damage most substrates and can be used safely on electrical components. It can quickly remove most contaminates without damage to panels, lines, tubes, wiring, belts or switches.
  3. Reduces the Need for Harsh Solvents: Dry ice is an approved medium by the EPA, USDA & FDA, and is non-toxic, non-hazardous and inhibits mold and bacteria growth. It replaces chemical or solvent based cleaning and manual scrapping.
  4. More Thorough and Quicker: Dry ice can get into tight spaces that many other methods cannot. It is also less labor intensive than traditional methods.
  5. Food Industry Safe: It has been documented by the Food Standards Agency to effectively decontaminate surfaces; it can be used in EPA, USDA, FDA, AIB, and GFSI inspected/certified facilities.


Is Dry Ice Blasting Right For Me?

Because of its many positive qualities, Dry Ice Blasting is used in industries and manufacturing facilities spanning from aerospace to automotive assembly plants, fire damage to food and beverage processing, general maintenance to historical restoration, mold removal to surface preparation – the options are endless. To discuss your particular application, be sure to connect with us at re:fab for a free consultation.

At re:fab, we are a commercial painting company in Massachusetts that specializes in surface maintenance and repair and has been servicing the needs New England residents for more than 30 years. If you’re considering this or many of our other services, it would be our pleasure to introduce you to this innovative new technology and to show you how it can save money for you and your business. Call us today for a demo!

We hope you’ve enjoyed this first installment of our “Weekly Products” posts. Check back each week as we feature more products and explain the many services we can offer to you for both home and office! We look forward to hearing from you soon!


Drywall + Carpentry


Whether the interior walls of your commercial facility have been damaged, the front door of your business needs an upgrade or your floors are in need of attention, re:fab has the right team and process to meet your specific needs.
With a team of skilled carpenters and specialty craftsmen, re:fab helps clients tackle quick improvements to full-scale renovation needs.


Renovation Services


Professional Renovation Services Tailored to your Industry.

re:fab is the trusted partner for commercial renovations and specialty applications for properties and facilities across all industries. Whether a commercial office building or a multi-family property, our experienced team has the knowledge and resources to get your job done right.

  • Flooring & Epoxy Coatings
  • Windows and Doors
  • Interior and Exterior Painting
  • Rebranding Services and Special Finishes Installments
  • Carpentry & Drywall Repairs
  • Heating and AC and/or HVAC
  • Plumbing & Electrical
  • Trenching
  • Appliance Replacement
  • Gutters
  • Structural Repairs & Safety Hazards


Specialty Flooring


Floor Coatings Keep Your Foundations Safe

re:fab’s floor coating services provide a dramatic enhancement to the look and feel of commercial and industrial properties. In addition, specialty floor coatings maintain the health and durability of your floors and overall properties, creating a more healthy and safer space for your employees, customers and the environment

Our Experts Provide A Variety Of Floor Coating Services, Including:

  • Epoxy Floor Coatings
  • Cementitious Urethane Resurfacers
  • Decorative Flake and Quartz Floor Coating Systems
  • Joint Fillers-Repair Mortars
  • Electrostatic Dissipative (ESD) Coating Systems
  • High-Performance Urethane Topcoat
  • Resurfacers
  • Same-Day Coating Systems
  • Moisture Vapor Reducer
  • Sealers
  • Urethane Topcoats

*Please note: re:fab provides flooring services as part of a larger renovation or painting program or project, not a standalone service.


EIFS + Stucco


Commercial buildings and industrial facilities featuring exterior walls with an Exterior Insulation and Finish System (EIFS) have the attractiveness of a stucco finish but with greater insulation, toughness and longevity. In fact, unlike stucco, EIFS is actually a multi-layered system that includes insulation board, base coat and finish coat. It’s a combination that provides a classic look with modern advantages.

In addition to much-improved insulation, EIFS can improve indoor air quality and reduce the environmental impact of a structure throughout its lifetime, and it is available in a virtually unlimited range of colors and textures.

EIFS has transformed commercial buildings across all industries and our team of specialists can help you understand the benefits of this important application.


Power Washing


Regular power washing keeps commercial facilities running efficiently and safely, helps businesses stay compliant with environmental regulations, rids surfaces of mold and delivers an attractive first impression to clients and guests. Our team can quickly and easily return your properties to excellent condition.

Exterior Power Washing Services Include:

  • Exterior wall pressure washing
  • Construction clean-up
  • Graffiti removal
  • Heavy equipment, truck and fleet cleaning
  • Driveway and parking lot cleaning
  • Patio washing
  • Gutter and drain cleaning
  • Outdoor structures such as play equipment
  • Swimming pools
  • Outbuilding

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Painting


re:fab’s 30 years+ experience with commercial interior and exterior painting, sealing and wall & ceiling applications assures each client that we have the expertise to deliver for any business painting requirement. Tackling projects both large and small, across New England, our teams are capable of serving all of your standard and specialty painting and application needs.

  • Interior & exterior applications
  • Multi-color systems
  • Wallpaper removal & installation
  • Power washing
  • EIFS & stucco
  • Wall coverings
  • Korugard
  • Acoustical ceiling painting
  • Lead paint removal
  • Low odor and non-VOC painting
  • Line striping
  • Electrostatic painting