If you're stripping rust or paint, cleaning tools or removing exterior coatings, blasting may be your method of choice. First things first: to get your blasting job underway, you'll need the right blast media. Blasting with sand is a fairly common way to do the job, but there are many more options: soda blast, grit blast, walnut shell blast and glass bead blast are all effective media to use in your blaster. In addition to abrasive blasting for particularly tough jobs, blast finishing can also be performed when you want less abrasion and a smoother surface finish. Complete sand blasters, blast cabinets and blast cabinet accessories like filter bags, cartridges and nozzles are also available.