Graffiti Cleaning Tips
Paint and markers have got to be two of the most hard-to-remove stains on the planet. Bar none. Follow these tips, though, and your graffiti will be as good as gone!
1. Take into account the canvas material.
Graffiti art is difficult to remove because the canvas isn’t fabric but most of the time, concrete walls. Stones and concrete absorb spray paint quite well due to their porous natures. Once the paint seeps into the pores, there’s no easy way to take it out.
Take into account the canvas material before you begin to think about what to do next. Different canvas materials require different cleaning methods and using the wrong method can put you in a tight spot. Put that into consideration next time.
2. Paint it over.
You’re going to need some tough luck if you want to effectively remove graffiti from your property. Graffiti art is popular with street kids these days, and it’ll take more than your fair share of watch dogs to keep these punks from vandalizing your property for good. The moment the spray paint seeps through, you’re done for—you and your property. Either have the wall taken down or leave it be.
You can also just paint the wall over. You got that right: just paint it over. It will leave your wall intact and looking shiny and new. (Tips on how to paint)
3. Call the police.
This has less to do with cleaning graffiti and more to do with fighting back against vandalism so you won’t have to clean it up in the first place. Some kids get away with vandalizing dozens of houses. Then they get caught by the police for vandalizing one property, fulfill the hours required for community service and next thing you know they’re back on the streets again, vandalizing your dog house.
Call the police and file a report on the vandalism on your property. Have the police officers take pictures and conduct their own investigation. If enough people complain, the graffiti artists will be gone for awhile, at least.
4. Blast the darn thing.
There are a number of ways to remove graffiti, and sand blasting is one of them. Sand blasting can be effective if used right, disastrous if used incorrectly. Most of the time you’re better off hiring someone instead of doing it yourself. A bit of sand blasting here and there is sure to take care of even the toughest wall stains.
Blast the darn thing! Use an attachment probe and try to work as precisely as possible with the nozzle. Different types of walls require different sand pellets, but it seems round silica works best on most surfaces. So blast the wall already and enjoy the show!
5. Call a professional cleaning company.
One of the easiest methods to get rid of graffiti on your property is by letting your money do the talking—that is, by calling a professional graffiti cleaning company. Let’s face it. These guys know the ins and outs of the job, they know how to do it effectively and safely. Just watch them at work and you’ll be more than half convinced within minutes that you did the right thing when you called for their help.
Since it’s difficult to prevent graffiti from showing up at all, finding easy solutions can be key to enjoying a clean and mark-free property. For more information regarding this article, read how to get rid of graffiti.