Understanding Different Types of Graffiti
While some people may admire the work of Banksy and other graffiti artists, the majority of business owners and customers find graffiti unsightly. Regardless of whether it's a masterpiece or a simple scrawl, graffiti can negatively impact the perception of businesses and private properties alike.
So, how do you tackle this unwanted eyesore that might be driving away potential customers or affecting your living space's aesthetics? Let's explore how to remove graffiti and improve your property's visual appeal.
Graffiti can appear on business buildings in various forms. The most basic type, known as tags, takes very little time to create and often looks unsightly to passersby and visitors.
On the other hand, multicoloured and intricate graffiti by skilled artists can create impressive pieces, but they may still make your establishment appear unprofessional. These complex designs take longer to create and use a significant amount of spray paint.
Regardless of the type of graffiti, removing it can be a headache. Graffiti removal typically involves using harsh chemicals, which can cause further damage if not handled correctly.
Methods for Graffiti Removal
Although it's best to leave graffiti removal to professionals, here are some quick fixes you can try for different surfaces:
For freshly painted graffiti on plastic, try using hot, soapy water. If this doesn't work, use ultra-fine steel wool and dab some penetrating oil on it. Avoid scrubbing too hard and stay away from paint thinners.
Removing graffiti from painted walls can be challenging. Instead of attempting to remove the graffiti, consider repainting the surface. Apply two to three layers of paint for bright or dark-coloured graffiti. For neutral-coloured graffiti, use a soft scrubbing brush (not a wired one) and hot, soapy water, followed by a single layer of paint if necessary.
Brickwork is one of the most challenging surfaces to remove graffiti from due to the paint penetrating the surface of bricks and mortar, seeping into gaps and small holes. Brushes and solvents aren't very helpful in such cases. The most effective solution is a biodegradable emulsifier, but using it requires skill and a deeper understanding of graffiti removal techniques.
Mailboxes and Lamp Posts
Graffiti on mailboxes and lamp posts is relatively easy to clean. All you need is steel wool and a small amount of liquid solvent. Be gentle when rubbing the wool to preserve the surface of these objects.
We understand how unwelcoming graffiti can be, which is why we've provided you with some methods to remove it from your property. Act quickly—upon discovering graffiti on your building, call professionals to handle the task for you. Don't hesitate to contact us for more information about our graffiti removal services. Let us help you restore your property's pristine appearance.