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How to: Graffiti Removal

June 6, 2018 12:14 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Although graffiti can be extremely artistic and an appreciated form of self-expression when practiced in the right way, not everyone appreciates it, especially when graffiti artists leave their mark on public buildings, street walls and other inappropriate public areas.

The good news is, there are ways that you can remove graffiti from buildings and walls quickly and efficiently, especially when tackling graffiti on materials such as masonry, stone surfaces, woodwork, brickwork, rubber seals, windows or Perspex.

We’ve created a helpful guide outlining how you can successfully remove graffiti.

High pressure system 

Hiring a high-pressure system to remove graffiti is a great option. However, you should be aware that this graffiti removal method can cause significant damage to certain materials, so it’s definitely worthwhile checking whether this is suitable for the surface you are working with before choosing this option.

Baking Soda

What can baking soda not do? It’s a kitchen cupboard essential that seems to offer the perfect solution for all of life’s most annoying problems and sticky situations!

Baking Soda, as well as Baking Soda based products, are perfect for helping restore vast areas of masonry, brick, concrete and other surfaces, including removing graffiti.

Of course, the right solution for you will depend on whether you are working with spray graffiti or chalk based graffiti. For example, pressure washers are best suited to removing chalk based graffiti and soda based products are more effective at tackling spray paint.

Here’s our top tips on how to approach the removal process…

Clean

Before you attempt to remove the graffiti, you should make sure that the surface you are working with is clean, as this will allow you to achieve the very best results. And make sure you are prepared before you start by making sure that you have all the equipment you need to safely and effectively remove the paint. This includes tools such as scrapers, brushes and safety goggles.

Oh and whether you’re working with rough or smooth surfaces, you should always start by cleaning the area with hot, soapy water first before you proceed with your chosen graffiti removal method.

Work from top to bottom

Once the area you are working with is dry and clean, now it’s time to begin the cleaning process. To ensure that you cover all areas, work from the top to the bottom, and repeat this process until all of the paint is removed.

Of course, if you cannot remove the graffiti yourself, you can always call in the professionals.

There are a whole host of graffiti removal experts that are able to remove graffiti from a wide range of different surfaces, including CCWC Services, a cleaning & Maintenance company that specialises in graffiti removal.

Using high pressure washing equipment, CCWC use jets that are powerful enough to remove paint without removing the surface underneath, and also use a range of chemicals to tackle the toughest paint.

With over 20 years experience, CCWC has successfully removed graffiti from from walls, arches, bridges or flyovers, as well as graffiti that is up to 60 metres high.

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