Overview

What is Dustless Blasting?

Dustless Blasting is a revolutionary paint stripping and cleaning system that can remove virtually any coating from almost any surface, without creating a huge plume of dust.

The Dustless Blaster works by mixing water and abrasive inside the blast tank. By introducing water, we’re drastically increasing mass and energy the machine is putting out, while suppressing dust.

Watch how it works here.

Is it really dustless?

Dustless Blasting suppresses the plume of dust, allowing you to work almost anywhere with minimal containment.

Imagine that you are stripping a car in a football stadium. With Dustless Blasting, the blast media would be contained in an area about the size of the logo in the center of the field. On the other hand, if you were dry sandblasting, the entire stadium would be filled with airborne media.

Unfortunately, the process isn't magic. Media that goes into the machine must come out, and it doesn't disappear into thin air. But compared to sandblasting, the process is essentially dustless because there are so few airborne particles.

What is the lifetime warranty?

MMLJ pressure vessels (blast pots) are backed by a limited lifetime warranty.

Other components of the mobile machines, such as the compressor, axles, water pump, etc. may be covered by their own individual manufacturer warranties. Other warranty info is located here.


Requirements

Which unit should I buy?

All of our machines are capable of the same process, but we offer various sizes that are appropriate for many different jobs, from small hobby projects to huge industrial-scale work.

The higher the air pressure and CFM rating of your compressor, the more productive the machine will be. Also, our bigger machines need to be refilled less often, saving time and increasing productivity.

Read a detailed comparison of mobile machines

Read a detailed comparison of our compressor-ready blast pots

What kind of compressor do I need?

The compressor requirements, measured in Cubic Feet per Minute (CFM), can be found on the equipment pages for each particular blaster. All of our mobile machines come with an appropriately sized compressor for maximum efficiency.

What kind of abrasive is used?

For wet blasting, you can use any abrasive as long as it is clean, consistent, and sinks in water. The most inexpensive and popular choice of media is 40/70 recycled bottle glass. You can purchase media in the Online Store, or buy it locally to save on shipping costs.

Our mobile machines are also capable of dry blasting, for which you can use any media that a traditional dry blaster can use.

Learn more about abrasive here.

Can my truck pull the mobile machines?

When fully loaded, the compact DB500 Mobile S weighs about 5,500 lbs and it can be towed by most trucks.

The larger DB500 Mobile XL weighs about 9,100 lbs when fully loaded. It generally requires a 1-ton truck to tow it.

Finally, the DB800 Mobile weighs about 9,700 lbs when fully loaded.



Blasting

Will it warp metal?

The Dustless Blaster will NOT cause warping, because friction and heat are reduced by the water. Warping occurs when the metal heats up due to friction from dry abrasive. In fact, the temperature of the metal being blasted usually comes down about 10º from ambient.

Think of it this way - if you rub your hands together, they get warm due to friction. But if you rub your hands together underneath running water, they stay cool. The water eliminates the friction. No friction = no heat = no warping!

Will it hurt glass or chrome?

Glass and chrome can be damaged by any kind of abrasive blasting. You should always mask off the chrome and glass prior to blasting.

Here is an article and video that discusses masking.

Why doesn't it flash rust?

By using a specially formulated rust inhibitor, you can prevent flash rust for up to 72 hours. Add the inhibitor to the blast water to prevent flash rust during blasting, and then use it as a rinse after blasting is complete.

How do I clean up afterwards?

When blasting over a hard surface like concrete, sweep up the used media and dispose of it. You can also lay out 6 mil plastic underneath your project. When you’re done, simply pick it up the sheet and throw it away.

Read containment and cleanup tips here.

Can I blast in freezing weather?

Yes. You can easily wet blast in freezing weather by following the tips in this article.

Our mobile machines are also capable of blasting dry or with soda, which can be a good alternative in very cold weather.

 


Payment/Financing

How much does the machine cost?

To see our full price list, please fill out our Instant Pricing Form.

Where can I buy a Dustless Blaster?

You can purchase our blast pots, air drying & cooling systems, and more in the Online Store.

Our mobile machines are not sold in the Online Store, but you can request a quote or call us at 713-869-2227.

Is financing available?

Yes! Dustless Blasting is proud to offer a financing option for your purchase. The first step is getting pre-qualified here. We offer commercial loans (not personal loans), which require you to register a business name before funds can be received.

For smaller purchases through the Online Store (>$10,000), there is an instant financing option. Simply select “Pay with Klarna” at checkout, and you’ll be guided through the process.

Do you offer international financing?

Our financing is only available in the 50 U.S. states.

Can I finance with my own bank or credit union?

Yes. We are happy to work with your financial institution.


Delivery

How much does shipping cost?

Try using the instant shipping estimator to estimate your shipping costs, or request a quote to see exact shipping costs.

If you are purchasing a DB150 or DB225 in the Online Store, you can see your exact shipping costs at checkout.

Store pickup is also available for many items. Many of our new business owners choose to pick up the machine from our manufacturing facility in Houston, TX. This is ideal because you can avoid shipping costs and get hands-on training!

Is there a distributor near me?

We do not have distributors within the USA, instead we ship factory direct from our manufacturing facility in Houston, TX.

We do have some international distributors. Contact us at 713-869-2227 to be referred to your closest distributor.  

Do you ship internationally?

Contact us at 713-869-2227 to be referred to your closest international distributor of Dustless Blasting equipment.

If you fall outside of a distributor’s region, we can ship a machine to you. For an exact total including your shipping, request a quote and we’ll get back to you shortly.

How does it take to build my machine?

Machines will typically ship immediately after they have been paid in full.

What is the return policy?

Read our return policy for the Online Store here.


Starting a Business with Dustless Blasting

Is it a franchise?

Dustless Blasting is not a franchise. There are no fees or royalties, ever. You truly own your business and are free to make 100% of the decisions and keep 100% of the profits.

You still get some of the benefits that come with a traditional franchise, like brand recognition.

How do I find customers?

Our marketing services are the best way to attract new customers and keep a steady flow of work coming in.

As the experts in the surface preparation industry, we know and utilize all the best techniques for promoting your particular services to your potential customers.

The Premium Online Presence is the top-of-the-line way to reach thousands of people in your area through targeted ads, social media, and much more.

How do I price jobs?

Pricing varies significantly throughout the country, so it’s important to base your prices on YOUR area. Though we can’t give you exact pricing, we can share tips, tricks, formulas, and ballpark numbers in our How To Price Jobs Guide.

How many competitors are in my area?

This one is simple — just Google it! If you can’t find paint stripping & cleaning services near you, chances are, your potential customers can’t either.

However, if you do find a contractor in your area, does that mean you’re out of luck? Of course not — there is plenty of work to go around. Imagine if every town only had one painter, for example. He wouldn’t be able to handle all the work himself. It’s the same with Dustless Blasting.

Why can’t I use “Dustless Blasting” in my business name?

We found that when people used the phrase “Dustless Blasting” in their business name, it got a little confusing for their potential customers.

We spend millions on having a large and established online presence, so when someone searches for “Dustless Blasting,” they’re more likely to find us, rather than their local provider who shares a nearly identical name. We don’t want to take away business from the small local guys, so having that guideline in place helps everybody.

Read our full Business Naming Policy or get ideas on how to name your business.

Of course, you can say things like “we use Dustless Blasting equipment” or “we provide Dustless Blasting services.” The only place you can’t use the words is in your actual business name!


Safety

Is blasting harmful to the environment?

We recommend using 40/70 recycled bottle glass as an abrasive, which is chemically inert, environmentally friendly and contain less than 1% free silica.

Is blasting harmful to people?

Traditional sandblasting can create hazardous dust levels, and release toxic metals that may be generated from both the blasting material and the underlying substrate and coatings being blasted.

Because Dustless Blasting suppresses dust and grounds the abrasive and material being removed, it does not pose the same risks.

What PPE is required?

The Dustless Blasting® process is far safer and cleaner than traditional blasting methods. However, we do recommend (at a minimum):

  • Eye protection, such as a face shield or safety glasses

  • Hand protection, such as leather gloves

  • Ear protection, such as earplugs or earmuffs

Our Nova3® Comfort System is the best way to stay safe and comfortable while blasting. The included climate control module can provide supplied air that is 20 degrees above or below the ambient temperature.

 

Support

How do I receive training?

Learning to use the Dustless Blaster is simple, and only takes about 5 minutes. We're always happy to have people stop by and demo our machines. If you pick up your machine in Houston, you can receive hands-on training

If you can't make it to Houston, our online Academy features helpful articles and videos which will help you become a blasting expert.

Where can I get tech support after my purchase?

If you need tech support after your purchase, the best place to start is by searching the online Academy. If you can’t find an article to answer your question, you can contact tech support here or give us a call at 713-869-2227.

Your compressor will be supported by its individual manufacturer. if you are having compressor problems, you can get tech support here

What kind of maintenance will I need to do?

In the blast pot, water acts as a natural lubricant. This causes less wear on nozzles, hoses and valves, which means less time and money spent on replacing parts.

Like any engine, your compressor will require routine oil changes and filter changes. You can refer to the individual maintenance schedule of your compressor in its manual, which can be found here.

Where can I buy replacement parts?

If you need to purchase replacement parts, you can get them in our Online Store 24/7. Next-day shipping and store pickup are available for many items if you need a part ASAP.