What’re the Tools & Techniques To Remove Graffiti From Different Types Surfaces?
Graffiti is the creator vandalism and has been a national problem. There was a solution for that i.e sandblasting but it is occasionally employed, expensive and too harmful to the masonry surface. Nowadays, there is different solution for that, it is graffiti removal or anti-graffiti coating can quickly, easily, inexpensively remove any graffiti from anywhere. This is what we provide for residential, commercial and industrial property owners of Edmonton.
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Options for removal
There are various tools and techniques to treat graffiti. The following are some suggestions for a graffiti fighter’s tool kit:
- Aerosol solvent
- Clean cotton painters rags
- Trash bags
- Inexpensive paint brushes, rollers and paint containers
- Paint matching various surfaces around your neighborhood
- Paint scraper
- Dust mask
- Safety glasses
- Kitchen cleaner and water in spray bottle
1. Sandblasting or water-blasting.
Sand Blasting was the solution for removing graffiti before there was no other options are available. Its unsafest and expensive way.
2. Painting over the surface in a dark color.
Graffiti shows up more on light-colored surfaces. Applying chemicals that are designed to remove graffiti or using solvents that help remove paint.
If the graffiti is on a painted surface, sometimes it’s easiest to paint over it. Remove as much of the graffiti as possible before painting. Some graffiti markers tend to bleed through the new coat of paint so use a sealer coat before painting the whole surface. Do a test on a small area first to see if this will happen.
Choose a dark colour to paint out graffiti; the marks are less likely to show through and the color will make the site less attractive to other graffiti vandals.
3. Chemical removal
The most reliable chemical method is to use a product designed specifically to remove graffiti, which is available from many hardware stores.
Sometimes graffiti can be removed with liquid laundry or dishwashing detergent. These may remove felt pen graffiti from glass, aluminum, terrazzo, smooth cement, and similar surfaces. Liquid cleansers, eucalyptus oil, solvents and mineral turpentine can also be effective.
If the graffiti writer has used aerosol paint on an unpainted surface, be sure to act quickly. Paint will quickly penetrate absorbent surfaces like porous brickwork and be very difficult to remove.
Important: Whatever chemical you use, make sure you follow the safety procedures recommended by the manufacturer.
4. Solvents & other products
It is possible to remove graffiti from your own property with the help of specialist products. New and improved graffiti removal products regularly appear on the market. Phone your local hardware store to check on current availability.
Always ask for the least toxic product to protect yourself from harm while removing graffiti. Council does not endorse any particular product or manufacturer.
Here are some examples of graffiti removal products:
- Muck off
- So-Safe Graffiti Remover
- Graffiti Remover
- Guardian Graffiti Remover
- Goodbye Graffiti
5. Protective Layer Coating:
If your house is a frequent victim of this problem, applying the anti-graffiti and protective layer is the best solution.
As these products may contain toxic substances, please take all precautions recommended by the manufacturer.
This is not the easy job various tools and ideas are required for this. We at Painters Edmonton apply the techniques that are appropriate to your the problem. We also provide graffiti removal service in Edmonton.