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Vapour Blasting Red Deer | NFW Spray Foam Red Deer

Professional Vapour Blasting Services in Red Deer

Vapour blasting is a surface cleaning and restoration method.

It removes surface contaminants and coatings using a pressurized blast of water, air, and abrasive. Watch it restore, clean, and transform surfaces in Red Deer & Central Alberta

It produces a clean, smooth surface with few embedded particles or clinging dust.

Vapour blasting is alternatively referred to as wet blasting, wet abrasive blasting, vapour abrasive blasting, aqua blasting, wet sandblasting or dustless blasting.


Vapour blasts help restore the surface of your buildings, equipment and infrastructure to its original, like-new condition.

Prepare surfaces for recoating by effectively removing dirt, paint, rust, and other impurities. Our expertise spans industrial, municipal, commercial, and oilfield structures. 


Our mobile units cover Red Deer and Central Alberta, ensuring a thorough service. 


Rely on our precision to complete tasks impeccably, offering a pristine canvas for a new beginning.

Vapour Blasting Red Deer | NFW Spray Foam Red Deer
Vapour Blasting Red Deer | NFW Spray Foam Red Deer
  • How does vapour blasting create a smoother finish with less dust?
    When a dry abrasive substance hits a hard surface, it often shatters. This sends small particles flying into the air as dust. When using a wet abrasive, the water droplets capture the fine particles. The extra weight of the water keeps the particles from becoming airborne. The water also adds more mass to the particle on impact. As the water droplet disperses, hydrostatic force removes surface coatings. This leaves a smoother, feathered edge around the perimeter.
  • Would there be any contamination left at my site?
    Vapor blasting produces some contamination, which we promptly address within our process. The resulting residue is more effectively managed compared to conventional techniques such as sandblasting. We meticulously tape off the work area to trap any runoff as needed and take care to seal nearby drains.
  • Are there any vapours created by the blasting process?
    Our process produces minimal vapours or dust, alleviating one less concern for you.
  • Do I need to supply the water?
    We provide our own water, and the system is self-contained, so you can rest assured about water availability.
  • Can you work in a confined space?
    Certainly, it's not an issue.
  • Is there a time after blasting when facilities cannot be used?
    You are free to begin utilizing your facilities immediately. Typically, individuals do not need to be relocated far from the blasting activity. The majority of your facilities will remain accessible to you throughout the process.
  • What perimeter must be maintained to keep other workers or bystandards safe?
    Each job is unique, and we will assess the situation to establish a secure perimeter. A radius of 20 feet is typically adequate.
  • What blasting media do you use for delicate surfaces?
    We select the blasting medium that best cleans the surface without causing damage. The specific choice of blasting media depends on: composition of the underlying surface type of contaminant to be removed the desired finish Some examples include: ​ Sodium bicarbonate (Baking Soda) This very soft media is excellent for delicate jobs. It's non-abrasive and can remove contaminants without damaging the underlying surface. Baking soda also has the advantage of being environmentally friendly. ​ Plastic beads We use plastic media for delicate operations. An example is removing paint from sensitive metal surfaces. This works without causing any deformation or damage. ​ Crushed glass We use this versatile medium on many types of surfaces. It's abrasive, but we can use it gently with lower-pressure settings. ​ Walnut shells This is a biodegradable and non-toxic medium. We often use it for cleaning delicate surfaces like wood. Walnut shells are relatively soft and less likely to cause etching on the surface. They also create less heat than other media. ​ Our well-trained technicians understand how blasting media affect various surfaces. They: choose the correct medium calibrate the blasting pressure determine the distance from the nozzle to the surface Their expertise is vital in removing all contaminants while protecting the underlying surface.
  • What blast media do you use for durable surfaces?
    For surfaces that are not delicate, we use various types of blasting media. These are often harder and more aggressive. They remove tough contaminants like heavy rust, scale, or multiple layers of paint. Here are some examples: Steel Grit or Steel Shot Steel grit is angular and very aggressive. It creates a rough texture for better paint adhesion during your painting project. ​ Steel shot is spherical and creates a smooth, polished finish. We use both media for heavy-duty blasting projects. For example, removing scale, rust, or old coatings from steel structures. ​ Aluminum Oxide This is a very hard and sharp medium. It is popular for surface preparation, etching, and heavy-duty cleaning. We can reuse it several times, making it cost-effective for large projects. Silicon Carbide This is one of the hardest blasting mediums. We use silicon carbide for hard materials like stone, glass, concrete, and tough metals. It's fast cutting and suitable for applications requiring high productivity. ​ Glass Beads We use larger glass beads under high pressure to remove rust and mill scale. They generally leave a smooth, bright finish. ​ Garnet This is a semi-hard, sharp media suitable for various surface preparation tasks. We use it in blasting applications for its high performance and recyclability. ​ Choosing the correct blasting media depends on: the composition of the surface the level of contamination and the desired finish First, our expert technical team will consult with you. Then they'll choose the perfect medium for your cleaning or surface preparation project.
  • Is there vapour blasting near me?
    Our NFW vapor blasting services are mobile, covering Central Alberta, including Sylvan Lake, Blackfalds, Ponoka, Lacombe, Olds, and Sundre. It's highly likely that we offer vapor blasting services near you. Reach out to us for further details and a quotation.
  • What does vapour blasting involve?
    Vapour blasting uses a combination of water, abrasive media and pressurized air. It's suitable for a wide range of applications, including: automotive restoration corrosion removal paint and coatings removal industrial maintenance and cleaning masonry restoration monument cleaning stone and brick restoration wood restoration Vapor blasting is faster than sandblasting or grinding, and it creates less dust. This method is also one of the safest for workers. It doesn't expose them to hazardous materials like silica-based abrasives. Dustless blasting helps to save money. It reduces labour times, equipment costs, and materials usage.
  • What is the difference between blast media and abrasives?
    Media refers to materials that don't create a surface profile on impact. These could be organic or inorganic materials. Abrasives include any blast material that creates a surface pattern on impact. Surface coatings adhere more strongly to patterned surfaces.
  • Is vapour blasting more effective than sand blasting?
    Indeed, vapour blasting often proves more effective. Compared to sandblasting, it generates minimal airborne dust and debris, negating the necessity for respirators and extensive protective gear. Its efficacy is especially notable in confined areas. Furthermore, dustless blasting offers the advantage of abrasive medium recycling. This practice not only diminishes environmental repercussions but also leads to savings in time, money, and cleanup efforts. Delve into a comprehensive analysis contrasting both techniques.

Vapour Blasting vs. Sand Blasting vs. Slurry Blasting

Better Than Sand Blasting

  • Consumes less blast medium

  • Eliminates up to 92% of airborne dust

  • Allows more control over the surface finish

  • Reduces airborne contaminants

  • Safe for soft, sensitive materials - no warping or damage

  • Saves on cleanup and disposal costs

  • Blast pressure adjustable to a wide range

  • Won't damage substrates

  • Greatly reduces sparks, making it safer in industrial environments

  • Effective in rain and high humidity

Vapour Blasting Red Deer | NFW Spray Foam Red Deer

Better than Slurry & Water-based Blasting

  • Uses much less medium

  • Uses much less water

  • No toxic waste**

  • Blast pressure adjustable to a wide range

  • No large slurry mess to dispose of

  • Effective in virtually any application environment
    **Assumes not blasting a hazardous target surface. If using hazardous materials, we'll need more PPE and more containment.


Vapour blasting has gained popularity in Red Deer and nearby sectors due to its efficient cleaning, gentle on surfaces, eco-friendly, versatile, and time-saving benefits for various industries.


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Vapour blasting stands out due to its eco-friendly design, preserving water, reducing waste, and operating more quietly than other methods.


The advantages of dustless blasting extend far beyond its eco-friendly credentials. It can treat many surface types, including metal, concrete, glass, wood, and fibreglass. And it does that without causing warping or other damage.


Vapour blasting stands out for its exceptional efficiency, seamlessly cleaning, degreasing, and refinishing surfaces in a single step. With no requirement for pre-blasting surface preparation or post-cleaning, this method's rapid abrasive action leads to significant reductions in labour expenses.


Dry blasting may generate electrically charged sparks, which could lead to explosions when flammable gases are present. While wet blasting doesn't entirely eradicate sparks, they are not imbued with static electricity, thus reducing the risk of explosions.

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Uses for Vapour Blasting


Municipalities use vapour blasting for:
  • Surface preparation and maintenance
  • Street and sidewalk cleaning
  • Restoration of historical structures
  • Equipment maintenance
  • Playground equipment cleaning
  • Infrastructure rehabilitation
  • Statue and monument cleaning
  • Sports facilities maintenance
Abrasive blasting improves appearance and safety while extending lifespan.

Foamed in place insulation stops air infiltration

Vapour blasting is a valuable process for environmental businesses involved in:
  • Remediation
  • Restoration
  • Decontamination
  • Mould and mildew removal
  • Preparation for recycling
  • Eco-friendly cleaning
Dustless blasting is a more environmentally friendly option than many traditional cleaning methods.

Industrial and Commercial

Vapour honing is a valuable tool for commercial and industrial businesses:
  • Cleaning and maintaining equipment
  • Preparing surfaces for painting or coating
  • Cleaning buildings and structures
​It extends equipment life and provides a clean surface for repainting or recoating.


Vapour blasting is an effective technique for:
  • Cleaning and maintaining oilfield equipment

  • Preparing facilities for inspection

  • Pipeline cleaning

  • Decontamination

  • Storage tank cleanup


It extends the lifespan of components, maintains pipeline integrity, and reduces the risk of pollution.

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