Abrasive Blasting is a modern term for sandblasting as the term “abrasive” covers the wide range of various medias that can be used. Sandblasting is a more commonly used term in the industry, but material used for abrasive blasting is certainly not limited to sand. Medias vary in size, texture, and capability to achieve various results on different substrates. Common medias include coal slag, copper slag, walnut shell, glass bead, crushed glass, aluminum oxide, garmet, steel shot, and baking soda. An experienced professional will have the understanding and expertise to suggest the correct media for your job.