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Every business opportunity requires an initial investment, but the costs can vary based on your own unique circumstances. 

With no Franchise fees and no brick and mortar location to pay for, a mobile blasting business is a relatively affordable way to start your own profitable business.

However, before starting any business, it's a good idea to run some numbers so you have a good understanding of your total investment and operating costs.

This article will give you some costs and considerations for planning your business operations.


Dustless Blasting® Equipment

Choosing the right equipment is an important consideration. It affects the size of jobs you can perform, and will probably make up the majority of your investment. When starting a business, most people choose a model between the DB500® Mobile S and DB800® Mobile XL.

Still wondering which model is best? Read Which Dustless Blasting Mobile Should I Choose?

LOW END: $36,00
DB350® Mobile XS

HIGH END: $62,700
DB800® Mobile XL



In addition to the trailer, you'll also need some kind of vehicle to tow it. Not sure if your current vehicle can handle it? Find out here. 

Another great option is to ditch the truck and trailer combo and go with the DB500® GT Series Truck – an all-in-one blasting solution.

You already have a capable vehicle

HIGH END: $45,000
Approximate MSRP of a base-model Chevy Silverado 3500. Of course, higher trim levels can make a big difference in price. 

DB500 GT Series Truck: $86,000
A truck AND mobile blasting business in ONE affordable package.


Blast Abrasive

You will also need to start with some blast abrasive. We recommend 40/70 recycled crushed glass, because it is inexpensive and works for a wide variety of substrates.

Most people source their abrasive from a local vendor, or the Dustless Blasting Online Store.

LOW END: $400
One pallet of abrasive, which lasts for about 10 hours of blasting

HIGH END: $1,600
Four pallets of abrasive, which last for about 40 hours of blasting


Rust Inhibitor

Dry blasting or wet blasting – Rust Inhibitor is necessary if you plan to blast metal items such as vehicles, trailers, or metal buildings. Learn more about Rust Inhibitor here.

If you don't plan to blast metal substrates

HIGH END: $450
10 gallons of Rust Inhibitor, which is enough for approximately 23 hours of blasting


Business Insurance

We recommend a $1M general liability policy, which generally runs $75–150 per month.

LOW END: $400/year
First year premiums

HIGH END: $1,000/year
First year premiums

Truck & Trailer Insurance

Ask your current provider if you can bundle this with your current auto policy to save money. 

LOW END: $500/year
First year premiums

HIGH END: $1,500/year
First year premiums


Digital Marketing

Effective digital marketing is the best way to get new customers, and keep a steady stream of work flowing in.

We have developed a digital marketing package, tailored for Dustless Blasting business owners, that takes all the guesswork out of marketing. This base package includes a custom mobile-optimized website, business email address, search engine optimization, and more to help jump-start your digital presence. To add services such as Meta Ads, Google Ads, or logo design, check out our marketing services add-on page. Want to learn more about the importance of marketing your business? See our Importance of Marketing blog post.

LOW END: $0 
Marketing is highly encouraged, but not required

HIGH END: $3,499 (not including optional add-ons)
Digital Marketing Base Package

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Printed Marketing

Printed marketing materials, such a trifold brochures, business cards, and banners are also a great way to generate business and set your business apart from the competition with a professional look.

No Printed Marketing

HIGH END: $675
Ultimate Marketing Bundle

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Nova 3® Comfort System

During blasting, we require hand, ear, and eye protection. A great way to stay safe (and comfortable!) is the RPB® Nova 3® Comfort System.

The helmet comes with a climate control module that is like wearing your own personal A/C system. Learn more about why blasting operators LOVE the Nova 3® here.

LOW END: $20
Earplugs, safety glasses, and leather gloves from a store like Harbor Freight

HIGH END: $1,600
Nova 3® Complete Comfort System

Total Investment

After adding everything up, the initial investment can be as low as $52k.

LOW END: $41,250
HIGH END: $115,270

Investing in your own business with an initial $40-60K may seem daunting, but it’s a step towards independence and long-term profit. This is more than a purchase; it’s an investment in your future. As a hard- working individual, you’ll transform this outlay into a thriving business. You’re not just earning; you’re building your legacy. Our support and your dedication will turn this venture from a dream into
a profitable reality, offering both financial freedom and the pride of ownership.


Eliminate the need for a separate towing vehicle and jumpstart your business instantly with this fully integrated solution. Ideal for those eager to hit the ground running, this mobile unit combines top-notch blasting technology with mobility, ensuring you’re ready to tackle any project, anytime, anywhere.


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