Paint Removal and Surface Preparation

Remove Paint Fast & Effectively

  • Surface Prep
  • Surface Rust Removal
  • Zero Dry Time

No Dry Time Required

Dry ice cleaning is an ideal solution for paint removal and surface preparation for painting, coating, or other finishing processes. Whether you’re looking to remove old paint, rust, or other surface contaminants, our method ensures a clean and smooth surface for your new coating to adhere to.

  • Reduces Prep Time
  • Tackles Hard-to-Reach Areas
  • Removes Soot, Mold, Smoke, & Other Contaminants
  • No Chemicals or Abrasives
  • Removes Hard to Eliminate Odors & Residues
  • Safe for Electrical & Plumbing Fixtures

Say goodbye to labor-intensive methods like sandblasting or scraping, dry ice cleaning saves you both time and money in the preparation phase.

Why Choose Dry Ice Works for Your Paint Removal and Surface Preparation Project?


In contrast to manual solvent- and brush-cleaning, dry ice blasting cuts preparation time and cost. The process of disassembling, cleaning, and reassembling machinery is eliminated, minimizing labor costs and increasing productivity. 


After a long painting job, the last thing you want to do is clean up for an unreasonable amount of time. Dry ice blasting solves this issue by eliminating secondary waste, thus also eliminating the high costs of disposal.

Smooth Surface

Dry ice blasting leaves behind a clean and smooth surface, providing an ideal foundation for new coatings to adhere to. This results in a more durable and longer-lasting finish.

No Dry Time

You’re able to start your painting project immediately after our preparation process, as there is no dry time required with dry ice blasting.


Our streamlined process minimizes your labor expenses and gives a more thorough cleaning at a fraction of the cost of other cleaning methods.

Eco-Friendly Restoration

No harmful chemicals or secondary waste are produced during the process.

See Dry Ice Blasting In Action

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Fan Paint Prep Before Dry Ice BlastingFan Paint Prep After Dry Ice Blasting

We Work With Outstanding Painting Contractors

Streamline Your Painting Process with a Trusted Dry Ice Works’ Painting Contractor

A clean and well-prepared surface is vital for a smooth and efficient paint application. At Dry Ice Works, we partner with commercial and industrial painters who know the benefits of dry ice blasting ahead of their painting projects.

We use clean and advanced methods for surface preparation. We blast at a controlled pressure, ensuring all unwelcome materials and residue are removed in order to prevent premature paint failure. Dry ice blasting will remove the surface rust, oxidation, and salts that can corrode the surfaces your customers are looking to have painted, reducing dust and waste along the way.


These are just a few of the commonly asked questions about dry ice blasting in the painting industry. If you have any specific questions or would like to learn more about how dry ice blasting can benefit your business, please contact us.

How does dry ice cleaning work for paint removal and stripping?

Dry ice cleaning works by using the kinetic energy of high-velocity CO2 pellets to remove paint and coatings from surfaces. Upon impact, the dry ice pellets sublimate (convert from a solid to a gas), lifting the paint or coating off the surface without damaging the underlying substrate. See How It Works

What types of surfaces can be cleaned using dry ice blasting for paint removal?

Dry ice blasting can effectively remove paint and coatings from a wide range of surfaces, including metal, concrete, hardwood, brick, stone, cars, and more, without causing damage or substrate loss.

Is dry ice blasting suitable for removing all types of paint and coatings?

Yes, dry ice blasting can remove various types of paint and coatings, including latex, enamel, epoxy, polyurethane, powder coating, and more, regardless of their thickness or adherence to the surface.

Does dry ice blasting leave behind any residue?

No, dry ice blasting leaves behind no secondary waste or residue, as the solid CO2 pellets sublimate upon impact, converting directly from a solid to a gas, leaving the surface clean and dry.

How does dry ice blasting compare to traditional paint removal methods?

Dry ice blasting offers several advantages over traditional paint removal methods such as sandblasting, chemical stripping, or manual scraping, including faster cleaning times, reduced labor requirements, minimal substrate damage, and environmentally friendly operation. View Comparison Chart

Can dry ice blasting be used for surface preparation before repainting or coating?

Yes, dry ice blasting is an effective method for surface preparation before repainting or recoating, as it removes contaminants, residues, and surface imperfections, providing a clean and profiled surface for optimal adhesion and coating performance.

Can dry ice blasting be performed on delicate or sensitive surfaces?

Yes, dry ice blasting is a gentle and non-abrasive cleaning method, making it safe for use on delicate or sensitive surfaces such as aluminum, plastics, and composites without causing damage or substrate loss.

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