About Chesapeake Soda Clean
Offering Baking Soda Blasting, Crushed Glass Blast Media, and More
April, 1, 2004 – Annapolis, MD – Mr. Stacey A. Stone brings a state-of-the-art paint stripping and cleaning process called “Soda Blasting” to the Mid-Atlantic region with the opening of his new business Chesapeake Soda Clean, Inc. As its name implies, the process delivers a bicarbonate of soda (baking soda) based medium by compressed air onto fiberglass, metals, wood, brick, block, mortar and many other surfaces. Some of the many uses include removal of anti-fouling bottom paint from boats, paint from antique/classic cars and trucks, graffiti from buildings, mold remediation, fire/smoke restoration, brick/block/stone cleaning and historic building restorations.
Soda blasting is similar in concept to sand blasting,” says Stone, “but much kinder and gentler to the surface we are cleaning and to the environment”. The soda blasting process will clean the most vulnerable surfaces with unequaled results.” Soda blasting is faster than many other paint-stripping methods and, because the process does not require the masking of glass, chrome or rubber, most cars can be stripped in just hours without the risk of surface damage. Baking soda is an all natural, 100% biodegradable and water soluble blasting medium. While the marine application of soda blasting is fairly new, the technique has been around for several decades. It was used to safely clean and restore the exterior surface of the Statue of Liberty in the 1980’s. Soda blasting was offered as a more efficient, non-damaging and environmentally-friendly alternative to chemical paint stripping and sandblasting of autos by manufacturers in the 1990’s.
“The difference between soda blasting and sand blasting can be compared to the difference between throwing snowballs and throwing rocks,” says Stone. “The process is gentle enough to remove many coatings without harming the substrate, will not distort or warp metal, and can be done wet or dry.”
Stone is a retired, 26-year veteran of the Montgomery County, MD. Fire and Rescue Department and a long-time business owner. His experience with the fire service laid the groundwork for his interest in soda blasting. “There are many similarities,” he says. In addition to the handling of high-pressure equipment, the user of that equipment must wear a respirator — much like a firefighter would wear to enter a burning building. “Certain safety precautions must be taken in both lines of work,” he adds.
The equipment used by Chesapeake Soda Clean, Inc. is completely mobile and will come to your home, marina, or place of business. Other applications for this non-destructive process include light surface rust removal, priming of commercial food preparation surfaces for sanitizing, and the safe cleaning of soft limestone monuments and other delicate surfaces.
Abrasive and non-abrasive blast equipment sales were added over the years as well as warehousing and distribution of a variety of blast medias to contractors and the general public. Hands-on training, after sale support and consulting are also keynotes of Chesapeake Soda Clean, Inc.
Chesapeake Soda Clean Trade Shows, TV Shows & Past Events
The Soda Works factory staff and the 5 U.S. dealers travel extensively and participate in all kinds of sales events and promotions. “Click” on any of the photos below for a quick explanation of the photo and where we were.
Chesapeake Soda Clean News, Press Releases & Praise
It Spells Curtains For Flying Chips
Manufacturer says its zip-together nylon panels take the risk out of paint removal and other boatyard jobs.
In Greg Silver’s business, baking soda is king. He owns Southcoast Sodablast LLC, a soda-blasting company based in Westport, Mass., and he makes a living removing old antifouling paint from boat bottoms.
CSC Adds Portable Boat Lift Capability to East Coast Blasting Services
May 31, 2011, Millersville, Maryland- “Chesapeake Soda Clean (CSC) announced today that in response to increasing demand for its comprehensive boat maintenance and soda blasting services, it has purchased a Portable Boat Lift and has enhanced its collaborative relationship with Chesapeake Blasting Service of Owings, Maryland to implement the new service.”
ABC Rental Equipment
I am writing this letter as a compliment to Stacey Stone, Chesapeake Soda Clean and The Soda Works.
As we always have for many years, we attended the annual 2010 ARA “Rental Show” last year in Orlando, Florida to research new equipment product lines to add to our rental fleet…We purchased a complete soda blast package in April 2010 and within 9 months we have surpassed our “Return on Investment” on the new equipment and have sold over 20,000 pounds of soda media.
Performance Marketing – The Rental Show
January18, 2011, Millersville, MD. & – “We were a first time exhibitor at The Rental Show last year, and that was the best show we did for 2010. We sold more equipment and made more contacts at that show than we did at any other show in 2010. That’s the driving force behind why we’re coming back. We sold equipment, customers are happy with it, and we’re going to try to build on that for 2011.” – Stacey Stone, Dealer/Distributor, The Soda Works.
Bad Dust Containment Systems
Chesapeake Soda Clean, Inc. announced today that it has been appointed the first national distributor for Bad Dust Containment Systems. A modular technology, Bad Dust Containment curtains and bags provide a clean, user-friendly and environmentally-sound method that affords a weather-proof controlled environment and to contain dust from sanding, scraping or blasting.
The Soda Works and Muscle Car Workout Auction Item at Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction – Scottsdale, AZ.
December 22, 2009, Walla, Walla, Washington & New Smyrna Beach, Florida: The Soda Works—the Washington state-based manufacturer of soda blasting equipment and media distributor—and Muscle Car Workout—the television show based on the premise of a step-by-step process highlighting various makes…
CSC Opens Larger Soda Blast Facility on East Coast
CSC Opens Larger Soda Blast Facility to Service East Coast Chesapeake Soda Clean to Expand Product Offerings & Contractor Training November 16, 2009, Annapolis, Maryland: Chesapeake Soda Clean (CSC) announced today that, effective November 9, 2009, it has moved to a larger facility…
Chesapeake Soda Clean to hold anti-fouling demonstration
Monday, 27 October 2008 10:24
Chesapeake Soda Clean is holding a one-day marine anti-fouling coating removal demonstration in Palm Beach, Fla. The event takes place Nov. 3. The company will prepare a 32-foot boat for soda blasting of the hull to remove failing bottom paint. The goal is to cover the boat in an environmentally friendly manner and soda-blast the bottom.
Soda-blasting firm finds a niche at local marinas
Stacey Stone, a retired Montgomery County firefighter, was searching for a second career in the boat business. After hearing about the use of baking soda to strip flaking paint from boat hulls, he hit on an idea. “The non-toxic baking soda is used to remove paint from boats in a more environmentally friendly way than sand and other harsh materials. It’s an idea catching on with those worried about the health of the Chesapeake Bay,” Mr. Stone said.
Since launching the Annapolis-based Chesapeake Soda Clean in 2004, he has seen business grow with “soda blasting” jobs at local marinas embracing more environmentally friendly policies…
November 27, 2006
Annapolis, Maryland: Chesapeake Soda Clean (CSC) announced today that—effective December 1, 2006—it is opening a dedicated warehouse and customer service center in Annapolis, Maryland in order to better serve the needs of both its own expanding client list as well as to serve as a hub for the growing soda blast industry. Symbolic of the triple digit growth of the industry is CSC’s own growth during 2006, a fiscal year that has seen the addition of both personnel and assets (CSC recently acquired the assets of Potomac Soda Stripping of La Plata, Maryland).
August 7, 2006
Annapolis, Maryland: Chesapeake Soda Clean (CSC) announced today that it has acquired the assets of Potomac Soda Stripping of La Plata, Maryland. In addition to serving as eastern regional sales director for one of its primary OEMs—The Soda Works of Walla, Walla, Washington—this acquisition expands CSC’s sales and service area. Further, due to an increasingly strong order book in soda blasting equipment and media sales and projects, CSC has hired two new employees—Patrick Houchins and Mike Morgan—to handle its increase in business and presence.
May 5, 2006
Walla, Walla, Washington: The Soda Works, the Washington state-based manufacturer of soda blasting equipment and materials/media distributor, today announced that Cecil Clugston of Cecil E. Clugston Soda Blasting and Bill Stewart of Stewart Soda Blasting have taken delivery of new Buster Blaster mobile soda blasting equipment. Located in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania and Niles, Michigan respectively, these two companies are the newest contractors within The Soda Works growing national network of owners/operators.
December 21, 2005
Walla, Walla, Washington: The Soda Works, the Washington state-based manufacturer of soda blasting equipment and materials/media distributor, today announced that New England Surface Restoration, LLC has taken delivery of a new Buster Blaster mobile soda blaster. Located in Durham, Connecticut, the company is founded and operated by Bob and Bryon Thayer.
October 3, 2005
Walla, Walla, Washington: The Soda Works, the Washington state-based manufacturer of soda blasting equipment and materials/media distributor, today named Chesapeake Soda Clean as its first appointee in a new distribution strategy aimed at servicing individual soda blast contractors. As such, Chesapeake Soda Clean takes on the pivotal function of establishing efficient and effective customer support for this growing category in the pressure washing industry
August 8, 2005
Walla, Walla, Washington: The Soda Works, the Washington state-based manufacturer of soda blasting equipment and materials/media distributor, today announced sale of a second soda blasting unit to and the appointment of Coastal Sodablasting of Richlands, North Carolina as its newest contractor. As such, Coastal Sodablasting is responsible to service the growing demand for this developing technology, the most environmentally sound alternative to sand blasting to emerge in the high pressure cleaning industry in years.